GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE

June 2020

Hello again my Dear Friends.  I pray that neither you nor any of your dear ones have not fallen ill with this coronavirus and that you are staying well.  Although we have all been feeling the isolation and loneliness this situation has created, it is gratifying to see everyone supporting each other.  We are all truly a “support group.”  This is what we are all about.  Since we cannot have grief support classes at this time, I prepared a mini one for this newsletter. 

 

Some answers to the grief question, “How are you?” (from the Center for Loss). 

 

I began to dread the question, “How are you?”  Grief is confusing, and I didn’t know how I was feeling.  Most of the people who asked the question expected me to say, “fine,” but I wasn’t fine.  I was overcome with grief.  In self defense I came up with five answers to that question: 


I’m fine…..This is the answer I used early in my grief journey.  It was the answer people wanted to hear, and I said it to avoid conversation. 

 

I’m okay…...I liked this answer because it fit all people and situations.  Besides, okay is a common American term. 
 

I’m getting along…..I used this answer in the middle stage of grief.  It implied progress and seemed to satisfy people. 
 

I’m coping…..Finding the courage to say this took me a year and a half.  I only used the answer with close friends. 
 

I’m good…..Fifteen years have passed since my husband died, and I am good.  Although I am not living the life I thought I’d be living, it’s a rewarding life. 

 

Grief can be a transforming emotion.  It transformed me.  Give to others, even if you have little to give.  Remember, love never dies and is always with you.  Hard as it is to believe now, the day will come when you feel happy again.  You deserve it. 

 

Sign on to our closed Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County Facebook page. There are over 80 members already.  You will find it comforting to express your feelings to those who have experienced the same or similar feelings.  They just “get it” …..and…..it gives you back hope.  

 

Happy Birthday to our June Members!  Fly the Flag June 14th! Happy Father’s Day June 17th!  Hugs or elbows! 
 
Ruth Turner 
Outreach Chairman/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  
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2720 S UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76109.
FACILITATOR: BILL JONES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

JULY 12, 19, 26, AUGUST 2, 9 
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
PLEASANTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 4400 PLEASANTVIEW DR, ARLINGTON, TX 76107.
FACILITATOR: BILL JONES

 

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

 

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

 

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

Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County

2906 SE Loop 820, Suite A, Fort Worth, TX 76140

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

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm

EMAIL us at  wpstc@att.net

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