Tag: GriefShare

GriefShare Begins at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church

Pastor David Holling Grief is a normal response to any loss and affects the grieving person(s) physically, emotionally, and spiritually, often causing the person to think and act in ways different from their previous normal behavior. You may have heard something to the effect of “just give it some time and you will feel better.”…

A Time for New Beginnings

Linda Gercken January 2020 — the beginning of a new year and a new decade. For many, it is symbolically a time for new beginnings. But if you are grieving the death of a loved one, you may fail to see the luster of new beginnings. For you, this is a time of remembering the…

GriefShare begins May 1

Pastor Jean Newell Silently, tears streamed down her face. “I miss him so much,” she said softly. “I don’t know what to do with myself these days.” Sometimes the death of a loved one comes after an extended illness; sometimes death comes suddenly and unexpectedly. Either way, for those who grieve a loved one’s passing,…

GriefShare begins January 9

  Jean Newell, Associate Pastor New Year’s resolutions. Out with the old and in with the new, regular exercise, eat less, save more! The plan is to take better care of yourself. However, if you’re grieving the death of a loved one, it may be that you’ve lost interest in taking care of yourself. If…

GriefShare begins September 5 at SLUMC

  Jean Newell, Associate Pastor Some storms are predictable, and we can prepare ahead of time for what the storm will bring. Other times, a storm comes unexpectedly, and we have no choice but to deal with the storm as it comes. The same can be said for the storms in our lives; some are…

GriefShare at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church

Trying to comfort someone grieving the passing of a loved one is difficult unless you’ve “walked a mile in their shoes” and experienced the grief and heartache of a loved one’s death. Beginning Wednesday, September 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Road, will host GriefShare, an…

GriefShare classes start at SLUMC in January

While some are looking forward to what 2017 will bring, others are struggling with a future that will not include a loved one whose death they are grieving. Whether the death was recent or occurred months or years ago, grief’s pain affects not only oneself but one’s relationships with others. If you are feeling frustrated…

You do not have to grieve alone

Grieving the passing of a loved one is difficult. The empty chair at the table – the usual weekly phone call that doesn’t come – the shoulder to lean on that is no longer there – small pieces of life, but in the midst of grief, experiences that impact all of life, not just one’s…