Stephen Ministry

 
Kathi Minsky leads Griefshare, a 13-week DVD based program offering help and encouragement to those suffering the loss of a loved one.
 
We meet on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 thru Dec. 3 from 1 – 3pm in the Chapel.  Each class is self-contained; therefore one can miss a class without disruption to the program.  There is no cost for attendance. Register here.
 
                Griefshare     Schedule  
 
Week Date Topic
 1 September 10 Is This Normal?
 2 September 17 Challenges of Grief
 3 September 24 The Journey of Grief – Part 1
 4 October 1 The Journey of Grief – Part 2
 5 October 8 Grief and Your Relationships
 6 October 15 Why?
 7 October 22 Guilt and Anger
 8 October 29 Complicating Factors
 9 November 5 Stuck
 10 November 12 Lessons of Grief – Part 1
 11 November 19 Lessons of Grief – Part 2
 12 November 26 Heaven
 13 December 3 What Do I Live For Now?

“Live Life One Day at a Time.”

Many of us are lacking peace and happiness in our lives. It is human nature to worry, become fearful, or desperate when one’s life is in excessive turmoil. But Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
 
Peacefulness comes from facing our fears and letting them go, trusting through prayer, that things will turn out all right. Everyone wins because we then work to find a peaceful solution.
 
Happiness is being thankful for all the little special things which happen around us and to us every day. Happiness comes from counting our blessings, appreciating little things – a flower by a stream, laughter of little children, a call from a friend, a challenge met.
Adapted from various Internet Sites
 
As Stephen Ministers, we put on our “listening ears” with the hope of helping you reach some level of peace and happiness in your lives. Ask for a SM to meet with you, and remember, you are essentially the one in control of the when, where, and how often the visits happen.