Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
The Bereavement Ministry is organized by laypeople, called partners, who provide one-on-one Christian care to people in and around our congregation grieving the death of a loved one. We are compassionate individuals who are trained to help when you suffer loss, grief, and encounter other challenges that throw your life into a tailspin. Partners are not counselors; we are not “know it alls.” We do not try to fix matters. We simply partner with you to provide love, care, and support when you need it most. We are deeply caring individuals who provide encouragement, a listening ear, and a shoulder to cry on as you navigate through your storms. We have a heart for the hurting. We represent Christ’s caring for people – through people. The Bereavement Ministry meets the second Thursday of each month between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Grief and bereavement are synonymous with loss, sorrow, and sadness. Metropolitan Baptist Church, in conjunction with GriefShare, provides a Christ-centered, supportive environment for people who have lost a loved one. Few people can understand the deep hurt and pain, the confusion, the sense of isolation, and the questions that abound after such a loss. This is where GriefShare comes in; we provide a venue for healing. GriefShare is open to anyone who has lost a spouse, family member, or friend.
Meeting weekly for 13 consecutive weeks, GriefShare helps family and friends face challenges and move toward establishing a new “normal” life following a loss. Your journey from mourning to joy occurs Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018, with two time slots for your convenience: 10 am – 12 noon, and 7 pm – 9 pm. Each weekly session is composed of three essential components:
- Video seminars led by experts.
- Support group discussion facilitated by persons who have been where you are.
- Personal study and reflection using the required workbook, Your Journey From Mourning to Joy, which costs $15.00.
We are here for you! Please register for GriefShare after each worship service between Sunday, August 5, 2018 and Sunday, September 2, 2018, or online by completing the GriefShare registration form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.