At the time of a death in a family, support of the Church is important. In addition to the pastors, lay persons of the Church minister to the family by providing a meal, either at home or the Church, and by offering to “house-sit” during the funeral. Please contact Donna Smith for help during your time of loss or to find out how you can reach out to others who are going through these losses in their lives.

GriefShare

“When I first came to Grief Share, I couldn’t talk without crying.  I still cry sometimes, but I know that my journey of healing is a process.  Grief Share has been most helpful.”

If you have lost a loved one, whether it be a spouse, a child, parent, friend, you know that feeling of “wandering through a wilderness” alone.  There may be people all around, but you feel sad and alone.  Grief Share is a support group for you, whether your loss was a month ago or 5 or years ago.  As you meet weekly with others who have lost a loved one, you will find a safe place to share your feelings with others, to watch a video featuring both experts and people like you who have lost someone, and discuss what you learn.  This 13-week group experience can help you see that all of the mixed emotions are feeling are normal, and will help you get through the difficult days. We are offering these groups once again in Spring of 2018. There will be a morning class 10:00a-12:00p, and an evening class from 6:30p-8:30p.  More details will be available soon. If interested, please contact Donna Smith at (281)-358-2137 or donna.smith@kingwoodumc.org.

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS EVENT

KUMC’s annual Surviving the Holidays event will be held on Thursday, November 9th from 6:30p-8:30p. in Rooms E-200/201.  This event is for those who have lost a loved one.  It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now.  If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  You do not have to go through the grieving process alone, especially during the holidays.  GriefShare designed this seminar to support you.  It is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help during this difficult time of the year.  If you or someone you know plans to attend this session, please contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137 or donna.smith@kingwoodumc.org to reserve your spot.