GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE

December 2020

   Well, Dear Ones, despite COVID-19, we have survived and got through Thanksgiving Day but still have Christmas Day celebrations and whatever festivities there are for New Year’s Eve to get through. I was shocked that I did not die from grief, and I know now that I will not die from it because I choose not to.

    2020!!!!!   What an unusual year! It has brought sadness to many who did not get to grieve and mourn with WPS’ physical support. It saddens me that we could not be there for you with our Grief Support sessions.

    We were delighted to be able to give you our annual Candlelight Remembrance Service because of the generosity of St. John Lutheran Church in Mansfield. It gave all of us an opportunity to share with others in remembering and honoring our dear loved ones in a safe environment.

    The end of 2020 is here, and I am ready for it to end. I know I get a bit apprehensive about what this new year holds for me. One thing I do know: it is up to me! So, I will make it a good year!

    Plans are to continue Grief Support sessions with the same schedule as last year. The 2021 schedule will be in the January newsletter. Planning the unknown is difficult, as we do not know how social distancing will work or how many people we will be able to accommodate at a time. We may have to be registering and changing locations, but there WILL be a Plan B. I would like to hear your thoughts on a Plan B should it be necessary. Please email your ideas to wpstc@att.net, attention Ruth Turner.

A WISH FOR THE YEAR 2021

Let this truly be the Celebration of a New Year.

Let us remember the Past, yet not dwell on it.

Let us fully use the Present, yet not waste it.

Let us live for the Future, yet not count on it.

Let this truly be the Celebration of a New Year as we remember and appreciate and live rejoicing with each other.

    To all the WPS family, may the gifts of the miracle of Christmas bring you love and joy even during your journeys of grief and rebuilding of new lives.

    WPS hugs to you and all our December Birthdays. Stay safe, and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Ruth Turner

Outreach Chairman and Certified Grief Support Facilitator

GRIEF SUPPORT SCHEDULE 2020

All Support Meetings are 2:30 to 4:30 pm on

Sunday.

Following each session, those who wish to go meet at a nearby restaurant for dinner, which provides a good opportunity to get to know each other. 

JANUARY 12, 19, 26, FEBRUARY 2, 9  COMPLETED
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2720 S UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76109.
FACILITATOR: BILL JONES

 

FEBRUARY 16, 23, MARCH 1, 8, 15 CANCELLED
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BURLESON, 317 W ELLISON ST, BURLESON, TX 76028.
FACILITATOR: RUTH TURNER

 

MARCH 22, 29, APRIL 5, (SKIP 12 EASTER), 19, 26  CANCELLED
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 2720 S UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76109.
FACILITATOR: COY STUDER

 

MAY 31, JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28  CANCELLED
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1218 E DEBBIE LN, MANSFIELD, TX 76063.
FACILITATOR: PHYLLIS WEISHEIT

 

JULY 12, 19, 26, AUGUST 2, 9  CANCELLED
GENESIS METHODIST CHURCH, 7635 HULEN ST, FORT WORTH, TX 76133.
FACILITATOR: RUTH TURNER

 

AUGUST 16, 23, 30, (SKIP SEP 6, LABOR DAY), SEPTEMBER 13, 20  ON SCHEDULE
PLEASANTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 4400 PLEASANTVIEW DR, ARLINGTON, TX 76107.
FACILITATOR: BILL JONES

 

SEPTEMBER 27, OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, 25 CANCELLED
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 2720 S UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76109.
FACILITATOR: PHYLLIS WEISHEIT 

 

NOVEMBER 8 - HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT CANCELLED
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 2720 S UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76109.

 

NOVEMBER 15 - CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE at 3:00 pm  CANCELLED
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 2720 S UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76109.

Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County

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Phone: (817) 551-2922, (817) 293-4749, Fax: (817) 551-2377

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