GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE
Hello again, my dear WPS Family. We will be ending one five week series August 14th and starting another on August 21st. See schedule below.
We recommend you attend as many series as you want to make time for. Sometimes it helps to attend more than one because we can be anxious going to the first one (I know I was scared to go because I didn’t know what to expect) and because we may not absorb all that is said. Your comfort zone will increase as you continue to attend. Plus, each new session you are with a new group of people to support you. Many new friends have been made this way…and…it gives you somewhere to go on Sunday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.
Plan to go out to eat following the session. This is an opportunity to mingle with the group you will be with for five weeks and help you to feel comfortable during the sessions. The purpose is not about eating, although that is always enjoyable, but about having someone to eat with and learning to adjust to new social changes in your life while being among others who understand.
Donna Fargo wrote the following that I would like to share with you: “We want to keep our loved ones with us forever, and it hurts so much when forever comes too soon. The loss is so great. Suddenly acceptance is required. No permission asked. What if the spirit of your loved one has not left you, but has moved inside your heart to live, never to be forgotten? Once we love someone, that person becomes part of us and remains with us for as long as our memory of them lasts. Treasure your memories now. Try to focus on the time you did have. Let the blessings that you shared bathe you with love, encourage you with comfort, and inspire you to go on. In the silence of your loneliness and as you struggle to adjust to this loss, please know that you’re being remembered often.”
Our Widowed Persons Family realizes the pain of those who have lost their loved ones. If you need to come with a family member or friend for support, they are welcome, too. Do something good for yourself or others. Hugs to you and all our August Birthdays.
Outreach Chairman and Certified Grief Support Facilitator
GRIEF SUPPORT SCHEDULE 2022
All Support Meetings are 2:30 to 4:30 pm on
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.
*NOTE: Any changes to this schedule will be announced in both the Newsletter
and on our Facebook page, so check each month for any changes.
JAN 16, 23, 30; FEB 6, 13 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: Coy Studer.
FEB 20, 27; MAR 6, 13, 20 : First Baptist Church Burleson, 317 W Ellison St, Burleson. Facilitator: Ruth Turner.
MAR 27; APR 3, 10, (SKIP 17), 24: MAY 1 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: Merryl Kloster.
JUN 5, 12, 19, 26; (SKIP JUL 3), JUL 10 : St John Lutheran Church, 1218 Debbie Ln, Mansfield. Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit.
JUL 17, 24, 31; AUG 7, 14 : Genesis Methodist Church, 7635 S Hulen, Ft Worth. Facilitator: Ruth Turner.
AUG 21, 28; (SKIP SEP 4), SEP 11, 18, 25 : Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400
Pleasantview Dr, Arlington. Facilitator: Arlyne Clements.
OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: TBA.
NOV 6 : HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth.
Nov 13 : CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE : 3:00 PM : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth.