St. Matthew's United Methodist Church GriefShare
Tuesdays at 11:00am ET

Next meeting

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 • 11:00am–12:30pm ET View meeting schedule

Group location

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church

8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 • Directions

The GriefShare experience

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Group details

Contact person

Barbara Schweitzer, Associate Pastor
703-201-2873 Send message



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Meeting room

We will meet in the basement of the main church building in room 306. This room is in the basement under the office suite, accessible by both stairs and an elevator. Signs will be posted pointing you in the right direction and a person will greet you when you come through the front or back door. We have plenty of parking in the front of the main church (marked by staircase under large white steeple) and have handicapped accessible entrance with a small ramp in the back of the church with handicapped parking.

We are excited to welcome you to our GriefShare Group, facilitated by one of our associate pastors, Rev. Barb Schweitzer. Coffee, Tea, and water will be available during our group; if you'd like to bring a bagged lunch, you are welcome to do so. There will be breaks in our weekly schedule on on three occasions because Barb will be traveling to her son's graduation in Georgia on May 29th, attending the United Methodist Annual Conference on June 20th, and there will be no group on July 4th due to the holiday. We will decide as a group whether we want to make up those groups by combining sessions or by extending our group into July. Should we have inclement weather that is anticipated to impact driving conditions, we will cancel and reschedule too. Let's hope that that doesn't happen. We look forward to walking with you on you grief journey. See you soon!

Meeting schedule

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

Meeting Date Time (ET)
1 - Is This Normal? Tue, Jul 16, 2024 11am–12:30pm
2 - Your Grief Journey Tue, Jul 23, 2024 11am–12:30pm
3 - Loneliness & Sadness Tue, Jul 30, 2024 11am–12:30pm
4 - Self-Care Tue, Aug 06, 2024 11am–12:30pm
5 - Fearful & Overwhelmed Tue, Aug 13, 2024 11am–12:30pm
6 - Anger Tue, Aug 20, 2024 11am–12:30pm
7 - Regrets Tue, Aug 27, 2024 11am–12:30pm
8 - Grief & Your Household Tue, Sep 03, 2024 11am–12:30pm
9 - Grief & Your Friendships Tue, Sep 10, 2024 11am–12:30pm
10 - Questions for God Tue, Sep 17, 2024 11am–12:30pm
11 - Stuck in Grief Tue, Sep 24, 2024 11am–12:30pm
12 - Hope & Resilience Tue, Oct 01, 2024 11am–12:30pm
13 - What Do I Live For Now? Tue, Oct 08, 2024 11am–12:30pm