Ingomar Church Wellness / Care Team Ministry
Monthly Grief Support Discussion Group
Thursdays– May 24, June 28, July 26 and August 30
Time: 5/24 & 6/28, 10–11am • 7/26 & 8/30, 5-6pm
Ingomar Church, Community Life Center, Cafe

Heartland Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, Krista Johnston, hosts a monthly small group to examine the grief process and teach valuable coping skills. Each class explores a different topic on the grief journey, providing emotional support and encouragement. Come for one or all four sessions and feel free to bring a friend. The class is open to the community. RSVP to Kelly Rupp, Wellness Ministry Coordinator – 412-364-3614 x 206 or [email protected]

The Calendar Says Spring But my Heart is Stuck in Winter
Thursday May 24, 2018 at 10am-11am
Spring brings thoughts of new beginnings, fresh starts and feelings of hope. However, to those who are grieving, it is difficult sometimes to move forward. We feel “stuck” in one place, spinning our wheels just trying to get through the day. Please join us this morning for coffee or tea as we talk about some ideas on how to get “unstuck” and look forward to feeling the spring sun in our hearts.

A Cup of Comfort for Grieving Hearts
Thursday June 28, 2018 at 10am-11am
Sometimes it helps to meet and talk informally with others who understand. Join us this morning for coffee, tea and compassionate conversation. We will discuss some of the normal aspects of grief, share some reading materials and learn about local grief resources.

Grief is Emotional
Thursday July 26, 2018 at 5pm-6pm
Shocked. Sad. Angry. Fearful. Anxious. Guilty. Confused. Numb. Depressed. Lonely We Feel Many Things – Sometimes seemingly all at once.
Navigating these emotions can be challenging. Each person grieves in his and her own way but sometimes it helps to talk to others who understand. Join us as we explore some of the normal aspects of grief and learn effective ways to cope.

This Hurts! It Really Really Hurts!
Thursday August 30, 2018 at 5pm-6pm
Loss is painful. No one likes it. No one wants it. It is an unwanted guest you want to send packing as soon as possible. What if you choose to see the pain as a gift that could help teach you peace and joy? We will address the questions, “How long does grief last?” and “Is there really such a thing as closure?” We will also talk about taking care of oneself and giving yourself permission to feel the pain.

This discussion series is open to all. Please join us.
RSVP to Kelly Rupp, Wellness Ministry Coordinator
412-364-3613 x 206 or [email protected]