Why GriefShare?

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The basic fact of life is that every life must come to an end. No matter what efforts we make to extend our days, we have to admit that our lives are temporary. Remember the familiar verse in James?

What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  ~James 4:14

That’s why we have GriefShare. People we love and that mean so much to us are now gone. Left behind in their place are empty chairs at the table. We’d like to tell them about our day, but they are no longer able to sit down with us and listen. The experience of grief can settle in and we can find it difficult to take steps forward.

GriefShare is a 13 week support group that is led by people who know what the pain of grief is like. We watch a DVD presentation that helps us identify the characteristics of grief, how our faith interacts with grief, and how God can help us move forward.

GriefShare doesn’t solve the problem of grief. If we truly loved someone, we will always miss their presence in our lives. But the days do not have to be as painful as they are now. Here’s a segment from GriefShare. More information below.

Christina’s Story from Church Initiative on Vimeo.

If you or someone you know is suffering from grief, please share with them this information today. Encourage them to participate in this free course that offers so much consolation and information. There is a workbook that costs $15.00, and it will assist you in walking through the daily exercises of grief recovery.

Royce and Carol Ogle are my partners in leading this class. They have been helping grieving people for over 13 years. You’ll be blessed by their presence and sweet spirit. They attend Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ, which has partnered with us in presenting this material.

GriefShare begins Wednesday, January 21. We meet at Forsythe Church of Christ from 6-8 each Wednesday night for 13 weeks. You can register at our church website HERE or just show up. We look forward to this season of GriefShare because in our experience this program helps move people ahead in beautiful ways.

For more information and resources, visit GRIEFSHARE.ORG.

JD