Sometimes we all need the support, care, prayer, and love of our church friends and family. In this ministry, we attend wake services or meet family members at the funeral to express the sympathy of the parish.
We also follow up with personalized words of comfort and encouragement in a sympathy card.
JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS
Grief Support, Hope and Healing
Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most challenging experiences we face. In those difficult times, many can benefit from a supportive group atmosphere and access to helpful resources about the grief process.
Edward Hospital offers daytime and evening support groups to any community member 18 and older who is grieving the loss of an adult loved one. In the small group setting, participants can choose to share or simply listen. In either case they’ll have a chance to explore ways of coping with their grief by hearing how others are recovering from their losses.
Chaplains trained in Grief Recovery facilitate the programs, and first time attendees are welcome to bring a guest. There is no fee or registration required. Sessions are continuous so you can begin participation at any time. Refreshments and grief resources are provided.
Grief recovery groups meet in the Edward Education Center, Room 308, on the Naperville campus two days a week,
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, Contact Deacon Michael Crowell at 718-2197 or [email protected]