Grief Support Group

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

While Griefshare as a group only meets once a week during the session, participants are utilizing the Griefshare workbook every day as part of their journey.

Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief recovery, group discussion and workbook study designed to guide you through this difficult season. Please join us for our next GriefShare session.

How GriefShare works

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a 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:

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.

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.

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.

Time and Place

During each cycle, we meet Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon. You are welcome to begin attending our Grief Share group at any point. Each session is “self-contained”, so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 13-week cycle. Facilitators are Herb Byrd, Jr., Danny Nunn, Bev Hines, and Joanie Hiner Moore. Contact the church office @ (865) 983-0370 for more information.

The current/upcoming Grief Share session will meet on Thursday, August 24th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 113, downstairs at the church building. This session will continue through November 16th, 2023.