“The death of a beloved is an event that rings and rings through a life. Bearing it is not a problem to be solved, but a long, slow piece of music to listen to. And mourning, like music, is best listened to with others.” - Sarah Miles from her book Jesus Freak
When attempting to describe the depth of emotion we experience when someone we love dies, we struggle to put sorrow and pain into words and into context we can understand. Whether you are recently bereaved or experiencing the pain of long-standing grief, Good Grief is provided to give you the encouragement needed to help you move forward with your changed lives.
The Good Grief support group provides an emotionally safe environment in which to process the pain of loss that occurs. We laugh and we cry and begin to heal, each in our own way. A group of 3 - 8 adults committed to regular attendance provides the best experience.
We welcome parishioners and our friends in the community.
Check back here this Fall for our next 8-week session of Good Grief.
When in session, we gather around the “kitchen table”
in the Office Workroom ~ 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Call the church office at 602.866.9191 for more information
There is no cost to participate.
Grief Support is available through All Saints in an 8-week support group setting that takes place in the spring and again in the fall of each year. Carole Becker, a trained grief support facilitator with more than 15 years of experience, serves as the facilitator of the Good Grief support group at All Saints. This program follows the model provided by William H. Worden, Ph.D., who advanced the theory that the bereaved have a certain set of tasks to complete in order to reconcile their grief, making them active and self-determining participants in the grief process.
The Good Grief Support Group is:
- A place where people come together to work on and understand the consequences and pain of a life change.
- A safe place where you can share your story, your struggles, your concerns.
- A forum where you have the freedom to ask the big questions.
- A gathering where you can safely search for your own answers, with the support of others.
- Not a therapy group….but therapeutic!
- Loving, caring, educational, healing.
- Often times FUN!
If you prefer grief support on a one-to-one basis, a trained Stephen Minister can be provided to you at your request.