Ponds Reformed Church group
Mondays at 7:00 pm

Next meeting: Session 11

Monday, June 25, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • View meeting schedule

Group location

Ponds Reformed Church

341 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436 • Directions

The GriefShare experience

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

Group details

Contact person

Debbie Pierce, Associate Pastor
201-337-6744 Send message

Registration fee

$10.00 (Includes workbook)

Child care


Meeting room

Upstairs, Parlor. Enter the building through the basement double doors, follow the signs leading to the upstairs parlor. An elevator is available for upstairs access, please call the church earlier in the day to arrange for it to be used. 201-337-6744.

Group website

Church sponsor

Ponds Reformed Church
201-337-6744 Website

Learning to find your way through life after a loss is one of the most difficult things anyone will ever have to do. Be assured that there are many of us that share this same journey and we can find comfort sharing our stories together, learning from each other how to cope, and supporting each other through this difficult journey. You do not need to do it alone and others that have traveled through this journey before can provide hope and assistance to keep you on a path that moves you forward each day.

Here at Pond's Church we want to share with you a GriefShare program that has been giving people hope and comfort after their loss. The GriefShare program is a faith based program that will help you through your journey of grief by helping you to understand the emotional pain that you may be feeling, help you answer some of those painful questions that get you stuck as you try to move forward through your grief and to ultimately provide you hope that in time you can return to a full and productive life. When you feel ready to reach out, we will be here to help you feel God's presence and let it give you peace as you walk through your journey of grief.

Because the upcoming holidays can be both a stressful and emotional time as you grieve over your loved one, Pond's will be hosting a "Surviving the Holidays" event on Monday, December 4th at 7 pm in our parlor. Parking is provided in the lot behind the building and you can enter through the basement at the back of the church. A sign will be provided once you enter the church to lead you to the parlor. If you require childcare, please contact Pastor Debbie at 201-337-6744 to let us know the age and number of children. An adult will be available to provide activities for your children while you attend the event. The event will run from 7 - 9 pm.

A candlelight service will be provided on December 13 at 7 pm to remember the life of your loved one. Come and share fellowship with others that have lost someone special in their life and let us all remember them during this special event to help hold onto those special memories.

A 13 week program will start at the beginning of the new year. This program is outlined on the https://www.GriefShare.org website and is offered through Pond's church to help you through your grief journey. We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7 pm. Childcare is provide with advanced notice. The GriefShare program provides guidance and support along with special workbooks that help you journal your thoughts and feelings and track your progress as you work through your grief during the course of this program.

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Meeting schedule

Meeting Date Time
Surviving the Holidays Mon, Dec 04, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 1 Mon, Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 2 Mon, Jan 22, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 3 Mon, Feb 12, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 4 Mon, Feb 26, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 5 Mon, Mar 12, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 6 Mon, Mar 26, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 7 Mon, Apr 09, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 8 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 9 Mon, May 14, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 10 Mon, Jun 04, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 11 Mon, Jun 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 12 Mon, Jul 09, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Session 13 Mon, Jul 23, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm