GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE
LOST? (from a reading by Paul J. Moon)
We lose both things and people in this life. When certain people we really love, like our husbands and wives, become “lost,” there are choices to be made and changes that happen. As the
death of this important person in our life is a true loss in life, we can use a different form of the word “loss,” and we say we “lost” him/her from our lives. This is how people phrase things in everyday speech. The word “lost” is used to show how death-loss can be conversationally referred to in our culture, in addition to reflecting a particular feeling a person can experience in grief. We are feeling lost. Instead of the use of that same word, I suggest a replacement of more direct terms such as died, death, or deceased. When our spouses died, one of the hardest things to truly accept is the reality of that death. Our daily normal life is gone forever. It is hard, but it helps us as adults to acknowledge it if we say they “died.”
GRIEVE (from a book by Paul J. Moon)
Death and loss in life are fixed realities. Because they are, humans grieve. To grieve is more involved than sorting out thoughts, trying to make sense of what happened, and coping with the accompanying pain and awkwardness. Rather, there is excavation to do. Some things lie hidden in grief, and only those who take time and make efforts to quarry, mine and search are likely to unearth that which may nurture them going “forward” with their lives. To grieve is not a pointless pursuit. We can’t run from it.
We will go through grief now or later.
When friends and family begin to lag behind, and the world outside leaves you to sit alone, may WPS become comforting company on your grieving journey. Learn tools, tips, and support from our five week Grief Support series starting Sundays at 2:30 to 4:30 PM on October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth (adjacent to TCU). We go out to dinner following the meetings to get acquainted. This series will be the last five-week series for this year. A new series will start again in January. Facilitator is Ruth Turner. Give us a try!
The “Grief Club” is the club nobody asks to join but where membership is automatic after losing someone you love. Hugs!
Outreach Chairman and Certified Grief Support Facilitator
GRIEF SUPPORT SCHEDULE 2021
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.
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 : WPS Office (Office Suites Bldg) : 2906 SE Loop 820 Suite A, Ft Worth 76140 : Facilitator: Ruth Turner
AUG 22, 29; (SKIP SEP 5), SEP 12, 19, 26 : Pleasantview Baptist Church : 4400 Pleasant View Dr, Arlington 76107 : Facilitator: Coy Studer
OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 : University Christian Church (TBD): 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth 76109 : Facilitator: Ruth Turner
NOV 7: HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT : University Christian Church : 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth 76109
NOV 14: CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE - 3:00 PM : University Christian Church: 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth 76109