Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
A friendly, caring group to walk with you through the most difficult of experiences.
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grieving the Loss of a Loved One meets twice each month (first and third Saturdays) at 10:00 a.m. at All Souls Interfaith Gathering to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Grieving the Loss of a Loved One is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in Grieving the Loss of a Loved One sessions. We encourage you to ask the All Souls Lead Pastor or a counselor for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.
You are welcome to begin attending the Grieving the Loss of a Loved One group at any session. The next group meeting will be held at All Souls on Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 am (No Zoom). Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. There is no charge to attend Grieving the Loss of a Loved One. A donation basket is available to help offset the costs of providing space, utilities, and cleaning for the group.
The leadership team of this group consists of people who understand how you feel and have a real concern for individuals experiencing the grief of loss. Your leaders are:
Rev. Dr. Pam Blair is a holistically trained psychotherapist, life coach, and motivational speaker with a Ph.D. from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. Pam has appeared in magazines, hundreds of shows and radio programs including ABC World News, CNN Headline News, and filmed for a television special entitled “Widowsville”. She is the co-author of the best-selling, award-winning book on sudden loss and grief titled, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye. For more information, email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Koehneke is an author and life coach with over 25 years of experience in Human Resource Development, Organization Development, and Career Management. Jim now focuses his work on teaching and coaching others how to achieve greater meaning and purpose and joy in life by expressing their true authenticity. Jim is the author of Creating and Living Your Purpose, Take Charge of Your Life, and The Joy of Living.