COVID-19 yielded an urgent need for grief ministry. Learn how your church can respond!

Rockpointe Church group
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Next meeting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm View meeting schedule

Group location

Bowridge Campus

12 Bowridge Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2T9 • Directions

The GriefShare experience

Watch this video to learn what it’s like to join a GriefShare group.

Group details

Contact person

Rhonda Schmuland, GriefShare Coordinator
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Cost

$20.00 (Includes workbook)

Meeting in person

Currently meeting in person

Meeting room

When you arrive to the Bowridge Campus please proceed downstairs to Fireside Room.

Child care

Not available

Church sponsor

Rockpointe Church
403-851-0011 Website

We are excited to have you join us in your healing journey through grief.

How GriefShare works
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a parent, spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

1) Video seminar with experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

2) Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

3) Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Who should come … who should not
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.

When to join a GriefShare group
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 14-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

Questions or concerns?

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Meeting schedule

You are encouraged to join us on any week. Sessions are self-contained.

Meeting Date Time
Session 1 - Is This Normal? Tue, Mar 30, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 2 - Challenges of Grief Tue, Apr 06, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 3 - The Journey of Grief - Part One Tue, Apr 13, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 4 - The Journey of Grief - Part Two Tue, Apr 20, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 5 - Grief and Your Relationships Tue, Apr 27, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 6 - Why? Tue, May 04, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 7 - Guilt and Anger Tue, May 11, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 8 - Complicating Factors Tue, May 18, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 9 - Stuck Tue, May 25, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 10 - Lessons of Grief Part 1 Tue, Jun 01, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 11 - Lessons of Grief Part 2 Tue, Jun 08, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 12 - Heaven Tue, Jun 15, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 13 - What Do I Live for Now & Celebration Tue, Jun 22, 2021 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm