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Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend.
The care you need.
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.
Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
GriefShare is a network of 12,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Learn more about GriefShare at www.griefshare.org.
What to expect
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. There are three key parts to your GriefShare experience:
Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts
Small group discussion about the weekly video content
Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics
Weekly seminar topics
Is This Normal?
Challenges of Grief
The Journey of Grief – Part One
The Journey of Grief – Part Two
Grief and Your Relationships
Guilt and Anger
Lessons of Grief – Part One
Lessons of Grief- Part Two
What Do I Live for Now?
When to begin
You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 3-week cycle.
Weekly Grief Support Group
St. Mark’s Catholic Community
welcomes you to Grief Share
Free for participants
Missed a session? Ask the facilitator and they can give you a password to listen to the audio from the class. Once you have the password just click the link: Grief Share Audio Files.
Tammy Heintz Instructor
I’m Tammy Heintz and I am the Facilitator for St Marks Grief Support Ministry offering the Griefshare program. Four years ago after the loss of my son. I was lost, confused and a total mess. I knew I needed help, but as I worked in the mental health field I felt I needed something other than clinical and textbook help. Other family members seemed to be handling this loss better than I was. I saw in the bulletin St Marks was offering Griefshare and thought maybe this is my answer. I can proudly say it was. The program was and is amazing. It educated me on grief, the grieving process, how grief is different for everyone, what is normal and when to seek professional help. It helped me so much that I wanted to help others on this journey of grief so that they too could be happy again and find their new normal so I became a Facilitator of the group. I’m happy to talk with you if you have any questions or if you or someone you know would benefit from our Grief Support Group.