After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives.
But your grief continues and you feel alone.
Often, friends and families want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
When Do We Meet?
GriefShare meets twice a year at Reston Bible Church. The fall 2023 session will run September 10 through December 10, taking off for Thanksgiving Sunday. Each class meets from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays in Room 240 (main building). The classes are not consecutive, so you can jump in on any class and then make up the ones you’ve missed either online or in the next session. You do not need to be an RBC attendee to attend GriefShare, and there is a $15 cost for materials. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information about the current session.
GriefShare is a network of 12,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. The program is a nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Learn more about GriefShare at www.griefshare.org.
We encourage participants to sign up for the daily emails from GriefShare as they are a source of encouragement throughout the journey from mourning to joy.
What to Expect
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. There are three key parts to your GriefShare experience:
- Video Seminar
Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts
- Support Group
Small group discussion about the weekly video content
Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics