GriefShare is program with direction and purpose. With GriefShare, you’ll learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way. It is a place where grieving people find healing and hope. This group meets on Sunday evenings at 4:00pm. Study books are $15 or as much as you are able.
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.
Meet The Leader - Marsha Rodenberger
I was introduced to the Death & Dying academic topic while in college but didn't fully understand about grief until widowed at age 34 (now 33 yrs ago). I attended a 3 day workshop given by Dr. Allen Wolfelt (renown Thanatologist) who gave practical tips on how to start and lead a support group. I have led Bereavement Support Groups since 1991 through my local church and then as a Hospice Chaplain for 18 years.
I was introduced to the GriefShare program through a minister friend who asked to start a GriefShare group with me in 2008. We offered this excellant program for bearevement support for several years together. From my personal experience I know without a doubt that my relationship with Jesus was the foundation of my strength to adjust to my new normal as widow and single mother. Only Jesus has the right to tell us when we are healed, when to take off wedding rings, re-marry and how to carry on with living. GriefShare is founded on this relationship with Jesus and its materials support this healing relationship, consistently pointing the griever to the best comforter and healer there is. Laughter, joy and much saner days do come with Him in our lives even though we hurt.
Again, from personal experience, I thought I was going crazy as grief held me captive. But I was not. Grief presents itself to most people in the most insane ways: being unusually confused, inattentive to details and others, and forgetful. Come join GriefShare and learn you are not crazy and there are ways to cope.