Here at Lake View Church we are pleased to offer GriefShare and have witnessed the way it offers help, support, love, guidance and compassion to those who have attended. GriefShare is for everyone who is grieving the death of a loved one—whether you’ve experienced the loss of a spouse, parent, child (infant, young child, teen, adult, unborn), friend, sibling, coworker, or other relative.
GriefShare is designed to be a support group. The group setting found in GriefShare is an important part of the healthy grieving process, and we don’t encourage people to grieve alone. GriefShare groups last 13 weeks, and you can begin attending at any time. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the full 13-week group more than once. People have said they find new tips and guidance each time, as they are dealing with new seasons of grieving.
Each week you’ll view a 30-minute video on a grief-related topic, featuring valuable insights from counselors, pastors, and others who’ve lost a loved one. Then your group will discuss the video and how it applies to your lives. You’ll also receive a book with helpful tips and exercises for personal support throughout the week.
Our GriefShare facilitators understand what it’s like to grieve. They want to help you take healthy steps in the right direction and avoid pitfalls. They have a heart to come alongside hurting people and will foster a supportive environment during your time together.
Accompanying GriefShare is a special session we present the 1st Sunday evening in November, just before Thanksgiving. This session is entitled Surviving the Holidays and is an abbreviated session to offer help to those grieving as they enter the holiday season.