GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE
Hello, Dear Ones. What a change from last month to this month. Only in Texas! It is so beautiful and sunny outside today.
Our third five-week Grief Support session for this year started March 28, (skip April 4), continuing April 11, 18, 25, and May 2 at the WPS Office, 2906 S.E. Loop 820, Fort Worth, (Office Suites bldg) from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. The group goes out to eat afterward to get acquainted. The Facilitator is Coy Studer. At this time, we can only have a total of 10 people due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions. Please call me at 817-713-9372 to register. We will have sessions throughout the year. See page 3 for the schedule. Each of the Facilitators is trained in grief sup-port, so even though the message may be familiar, how it is presented is unique to the speaker. Go to as many 5-week sessions as you like, because you will learn something different every time.
For me, Easter is not the first holiday that jumps to mind when discussing how hard grief can be on holidays or special days. Yet, crawling out of winter (filled with dark and cold) into Easter and spring (filled with bunnies and baskets and pink) can be jarring. The “most difficult holidays” are different for each of us and are dependent on our traditions, meaning, and memories. Easter can be a tough one, especially with all the talk of spring, rebirth, and a new life. Others may be excited, and you may be…. well, not excited. What can you do, other than crawl under the covers and hide? For all special days, there are two things we try to do every time – plan and find ways to remember. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, it may take a bit of work, but it will hopefully make the day a little more bearable if you spend the time to get ready for it.
Let’s start with remembering. The idea of remembering may seem painful but sharing happy memories can fill a tiny bit of that empty space left by those we have lost.
In WPS Grief Support you may even find yourself laughing or at least smiling due to the sharing of fun memories.
We are here for You, so give us a try. You will not regret it.
Ruth Turner, Outreach Chairman
Certified Grief Support Facilitator
GRIEF SUPPORT SCHEDULE 2021
All Support Meetings are 2:30 to 4:30 pm on
NOTE: There may be changes because of COVID-19 restrictions, so check this schedule and the Facebook page each month. Registration will be required until further notice. Attendance is limited to eight (8) persons per session (plus Facilitator and assistant). Social distancing and mask wearing will apply.
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.
MAR 28; (SKIP APR 4), APR 11, 18, 25; MAY 2 : WPS Office (Office Suites bldg) : 2906 SE Loop 820 Suite A, Ft Worth 76140 : Facilitator: Coy Studer
JUN 6, 13, 20, 27; (SKIP JUL 4); JUL 11 : St. John Lutheran Church : 1218 E Debbie Ln, Mansfield 76063 : Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit
JUL 18, 25; AUG 1, 8, 15 : Genesis Methodist Church (TBD): 7635 S Hulen St, Ft Worth 76133 : Facilitator: Ruth Turner
AUG 22, 29; (SKIP SEP 5), SEP 12, 19, 26 : Pleasantview Baptist Church : 4400 Pleasant View Dr, Arlington 76107 : Facilitator: Bill Jones
OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 : University Christian Church (TBD): 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth 76109 : Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit
NOV 7: HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT : University Christian Church (TBD): 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth 76109
NOV 14: CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE - 3:00 PM : University Christian Church (TBD): 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth