Drum Circles, Story Circles & Befriending Death at the Healing Project

Rev. Shea Darian invites you to these fall programs at Doing Grief ™ Community Healing Project at the Interfaith Chapel for Healing at The Church of the Palms (click link for more information on each event): DRUM CIRCLES (3RD SUNDAYS) – DR. LYDIA WOODS: SEPT. 17, OCT. 15, NOV. 19, DEC 17, 3-5 PM WELCOME… Continue reading Drum Circles, Story Circles & Befriending Death at the Healing Project

As of this writing, my mom is in a hospice facility.

We are trying to make sure she is comfortable. I don’t know how long or short this last stage will be. I like to control things, but I can’t control this. All I can do is help her be pain-free and sit with my memories. There are a thousand things to do and yet, the… Continue reading As of this writing, my mom is in a hospice facility.

A place of safety, healing, and peace for grieving people

More than any other time in my ministry, I am aware of people grieving. We grieve all sorts of things: death, loss of independence, loss of income, loss of physical attributes, loss of relationships. The list is long and powerfully personal. To address this monumental ministry, Rev. Shea Darian started working with our leadership. How… Continue reading A place of safety, healing, and peace for grieving people

Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project is Here for You

The Healing Project at The Church of the Palms offers these special events and programs in March: Sunday, March 19th: Morning Worship Commissioning Service & Dedication of our “Interfaith Chapel for Healing.” Rev. Shea Darian will be preaching. Prayer Shawls will be dedicated. Team members and volunteers for the Healing Project will be blessed. Saturday,… Continue reading Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project is Here for You

Sign up for new programs in the Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project

Doing Grief Community Healing Project at the Palms (DGCHP) invites you to register for some new programs and services that will begin in February. Initial offerings include spiritual direction:1-on-1, family dyads/groups, and small groups (see descriptions below), offered by Rev. Shea Darian, a UCC minister, certified spiritual director, and grief educator. Story Circles are facilitated… Continue reading Sign up for new programs in the Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project

Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project at the Palms Rings in the New Year

A new ministry begins at The Church of the Palms in 2023! Doing Grief Community Healing Project at the Palms (DGCHP) is a collaborative ministry between COTP and Doing Grief Healing Center, directed by Rev. Shea Darian – a UCC minister, hospital chaplain, and member of The Church of the Palms. COTP serves as fiscal… Continue reading Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project at the Palms Rings in the New Year

Blue Christmas / Longest Night Service – December 21

“I’ll have a blue Christmas without you. I’ll be so blue just thinking about you. Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree won’t be the same if you’re not here with me.” Those lyrics by Elvis Presley can certainly ring true when we have experienced the loss of a loved one or have had… Continue reading Blue Christmas / Longest Night Service – December 21

Responding Healer-to-Healer: Companionship Needs of the Grieving Elder

This month, we have been sharing support and tools2thrive related to various types of grief and loss. It is also important to think about how we can help others on their grief journey. In her book, Doing Grief in Real Life: A Soulful Guide to Navigate Loss, Death and Change, Rev. Shea Darian offers a… Continue reading Responding Healer-to-Healer: Companionship Needs of the Grieving Elder

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Do you remember as a child or youth being asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” For me back then, the question thrilled my young mind like a magical parable. Each time I heard it, I believed that whatever I could imagine as the best of all things to be, I… Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?