GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE
Good morning, my WPS Family. I am sipping my morning coffee on my porch, appreciating the cool breeze and the aroma of the wet, finally green, grass. I can’t help but delight in the squirrels playing hide and seek in the tall oak trees and the hummingbirds extracting pretend nectar from my feeders. Suddenly, tears are in my eyes because of the wonders of life I am thankful to witness, but then also sadness, because my husband is not here to share it. Do you get this roller-coaster of emotions, too?
Events happen in your life that change you. Significant emotional events. Events you can’t wrap your head around. Events that you didn’t see coming. Expected events that are still startling to your psyche. Events you’re getting a grip on, then an unexpected issue is added. Events that test your strength. We may cry. We may scream. We may sit quietly and brood. We may seek out a sympathetic friend or WPS support group. We may withdraw into ourselves. We deal with the events in any way we can, and when it’s said and done, we are changed. There is no going back… . So, we must go forward.
Join us at our last five-week session of WPS Grief Support for this year, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, at Pleasantview Baptist Church in Arlington with Merryl Kloster as Facilitator.
Losing a loved one can be an intensely isolating experience. At times you may feel as if you are the only person who has ever known such anguish. Helping you find hope again is our mission at WPS. Whether your loved one died last week or last decade, we know you can benefit from the wisdom of those who have negotiated the long days and nights of the grief journey. This is why WPS was created. It is a heart-based organization to help people cope with their pain, heal their grief, and begin investing in their futures. It is our heartfelt hope that as you engage in our program that you will think, “If they can make it, so can I.” We, too, have grieved deeply and know what it is like to experience dark days with no light to lead us. When you can’t find the light to guide you, we invite you to join us until you find your own.
Happy Halloween. Hugs!
Outreach Chairman and Certified Grief Support Facilitator
GRIEF SUPPORT SCHEDULE 2023
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. For any other information on Grief Support, call the WPS office 817-551-2922 Mon-Thu, 10AM-2PM or Ruth Turner 817-713-9372. If no answer at either number, please leave a voicemail.
JAN 15, 22, 29; FEB 5, 12 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: Merryl Kloster.
FEB 19, 26; MAR 5, 12, 19 : First Baptist Church, Burleson, 317 W Ellison St, Burleson (park behind church). Facilitator: Ruth Turner.
MAR 26; APR 2, (SKIP 9), 16, 23, 30 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: Merryl Kloster
JUN 4, 11, 18, 25; (SKIP JUL 2), JUL 9 : Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasant View Dr, Arlington. Facilitator: Arlyne Clements.
JUL 16, 23, 30; AUG. 6, 13 : Genesis United Methodist Church, 7635 S Hulen St, Ft Worth. Facilitator: Ruth Turner.
AUG 20, 27; (SKIP SEP 3) SEP 10, 17, 24 : St. John Lutheran Church, 1218 E Debbie Ln, Mansfield. Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit. (Meeting is in Youth Bldg at rear of church.)
OCT 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 : Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasant View Dr, Arlington. Facilitator: Merryl Kloster.
NOV 5 : HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT : 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasant View Dr, Arlington.
NOV 12 : CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE : 3:00 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 1218 E Debbie Ln, Mansfield.