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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 groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

  1. Video Segment With Experts
  2. Support Group Discussion With Focus
  3. Workbook-Based Personal Study And Reflection

Who should come…

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

The kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions is focused on the lose of a love one.  We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief such as a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. While the group is focused on grief from the loss of a loved one, we welcome other types of grief as well. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.

When to join a GriefShare group

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

If you need to speak to someone, please call the church office at 224.569.3300 or use the contact form below. For more information about GriefShare, visit the GriefShare website at

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