GriefShare is a nondenominational, biblical support group that focuses on helping people who are dealing with a loved one’s death. Each session includes a video featuring nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories, followed by small group discussion about the topics presented. Each participant receives a workbook and journal that tracks the videos and contains a brief daily Bible study.
At each GriefShare session, participants will find encouragement and help in grieving the death of their loved one. No matter the cause of their loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what they are feeling. They will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and how to cope with the normal emotions that come when grieving a death. They will learn valuable information on facing life situations, and they’ll gain renewed hope for the future. These sessions are open to any adult regardless of whether their experience with death is recent or not so recent.
The group is led by facilitators who have personally experienced grief due to a loved one’s death. Each facilitator is trained in facilitating a GriefShare support group. Look at this video to get an idea about each GriefShare session. Information about the weekly topics can be found on the GriefShare website www.griefshare.org
GriefShare Groups are offered at several churches in the Diocese including:
Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s & Daniel Islands (Contact: The Rev. Ed Dyckman, Learn more.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Summerville (Contact: Heather Kilpatrick.