GriefShare meetings start April 2


By Beverly Arrendell
Special to The PREVIEW

GriefShare is a worldwide program that offers encouragement and hope for people who know grief that is caused by the death of someone dear.

Some 12,000 locations across the nation and around the world are offering this program.

GriefShare meetings are scheduled at Community United Methodist Church beginning Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The meetings will be held in the fellowship hall.

All sessions are free and are open to the public. Free child care will be provided at the church.

The purpose of the sessions is to help people who have experienced the loss of any family member (child, parent, spouse, close relative) or of a special friend.

Thirteen weekly meetings are scheduled. Each session is self-contained, so a person does not have to attend in sequence. A person may attend one or all of the meetings scheduled for each Saturday morning in April, May, and June.

The topics will vary, so there is no progression of subjects. All meetings are open to the public. A onetime donation ($10 to $15) is suggested to cover some costs, but scholarship funds are available.

Interested persons can call the church office at 264-5508 for further information. The church is located at 434 Lewis St. The Rev. Claus Rohlfs is pastor.