GriefShare Recovery Support
Have you recently lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend? You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have questions about things you’ve never faced before. 1st Church understands, and would like to reach out to offer support through GriefShare.

What is GriefShare?

GriefShare is a thirteen week program, focused on helping people learn how to understand their grief and move forward again. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
  • Video Seminar with Experts

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments and on-location video.

  • Support Group Discussion with Focus

After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

  • Workbook-based Personal Study and Reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
The program begins in January with two meeting times available, Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Wednesdays at 10 am. Both classes meet in room 13 on the 1st Church campus. Participants are welcome to join the group at any time. If you miss a session, you will be able to “make it up” during the next 13 week cycle. For information please email Melodie Austin at 
Take a moment to listen to Christine’s GriefShare story: