Grief Ministry brings Christ’s message of healing and hope to those experiencing loss.

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. “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”GriefShare 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 GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.

GriefShare groups meet weekly on Tuesdays, to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video seminar with experts, Support group discussion with focus, and Personal study and reflection.

GriefShare is a 13-week video series with a discussion where those who are grieving find hope and fellowship in a Christian atmosphere. One member described the class as “a turning point in my life.” You are welcome to begin the session at any point as each session is self-contained. We look forward to being your support during this difficult time in your life.

The GriefShare Fall class meets September 14, 2021 thru December 14, 2021 from 6:30-8 pm in Room B7. (The class will not meet 11/23 due to Thanksgiving week)

No reservations necessary and you may join at any time during the sessions.

Join others traveling through the grief process in our online classes. To join the class, please email Rev. Sharon O’Connor at

There is no registration fee and a book is included. This class is led by the Rev. Sharon O’Connor.

Helpful guides:

The Road Home is a comprehensive guide for planning a funeral or memorial service for your loved one or yourself.
When Death Has Touched Your Life is a collection of thoughts, poems, and prayers for a time of loss.
Water Bugs and Dragonflies helps explain death to young children.

Journeying Through Grief is a set of four short books that we send to people at four crucial times during the first year after the loss of a loved one. These books provide helpful insights about grief, biblical truths, and stories that provide comfort and reassurance. Fill out this form to have books sent to you or someone you love. Click here to fill out the form.

Rev. Sharon O’Connor
Sr. Associate Minister of Congregational Care