Grieving? Know someone who is? GriefShare seminar at Church of the Palms UCC Sun City

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season

November 17, 9–11 a.m. at Church of the Palms

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
What to do about traditions and other coming changes
Helpful tips for surviving social events
How to discover hope for your future

We know the holidays can be a difficult time after the death of a loved one and so we are offering this program to support one another.  If you feel the need and want support during this time, please join us.  Sign up on the sheet in the narthex.

There is no charge for this seminar. Check-in and continental breakfast will start at 8:30. A sign-up sheet is available at the church or you can sign up through GriefShare.org/holidays.

Surviving the Holidays is sponsored by the GriefShare program and affiliated local GriefShare groups. GriefShare is a 13-week grief support group offered by local churches. GriefShare is non denominational and open to people of all faiths, as well as those who do not practice a faith. You do not need to be enrolled in a GriefShare group to attend the Surviving the Holidays group. Everyone is welcome!

Watch an excerpt from the Surviving the Holidays video:

Here’s what happens at a Surviving the Holidays seminar

A Surviving the Holidays event lasts for about two hours. You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. During the seminar, you will:

  1. Watch a 40-minute video, filled with practical holiday survival tips and the real-life stories of people who have navigated the season after their loved one’s death.
  2. Hear other seminar attendees explain how they are dealing with the holidays.
  3. Have the opportunity to share how grief is affecting you. (No pressure—this is optional. We want you to feel comfortable.)
  4. Receive a personal copy of the GriefShare Holiday Survival Guide.