GriefShare Session Posted March 14, 2018
Gateway Church, 160 Cowan Road, Parkesburg, will present GriefShare sessions on Tuesdays, March 27 and April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The topic on March 27 will be "Grief and Your Relationships." The topic on April 3 will be "Why?"
The spring session of GriefShare, a support group for those dealing with the death of a loved one, will be held on Tuesdays through May 15. Each session is self-contained, so individuals do not have to attend in sequence. The group leaders are Paul and Twila Ranck.
For more information or to register, readers may visit www.gcwired.com/griefshare or email Griefshare@gatewayonechurch.com.
Dementia Support Group To Meet February 27, 2018
Dover Bethany UMC, 4510 Bull Road, Dover, will host a support group meeting for individuals and caregivers dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m.
Individuals interested in learning more about dementia or Alzheimer's, as well as those who care for loved ones who have the disease, are invited to attend. Additional information is available by calling the church at 717-292-2716.
Memory Loss Support Group To Meet February 22, 2018
The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, March 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.
The topic will be "What is a POLST?"
Church Plans GriefShare Sessions February 15, 2018
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, will begin two weekly GriefShare groups in March. One series will begin on Thursday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., and the other session will begin on Friday, March 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be no sessions during Holy Week, on Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30.
GriefShare is a 13-week, video-based, Christ-centered grief support group led by trained facilitators. Participants view videos, take part in group discussion and complete workbook exercises based on Bible passages. There is a nominal fee for the guidebook.
For the meetings' exact location on the church campus and other information, readers may contact Judy Newberger at 717-235-2156, ext. 214, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and registration is also available on at www.griefshare.org.
Church To Offer GriefShare February 14, 2018
Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, will offer GriefShare, a Christian-based grief support group. The program is designed to help those who are grieving face the challenges of losing someone they loved and move from mourning to joy.
The group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 19 through May 21. Each GriefShare session will feature a video, discussion, and personal study and reflection.
There is a registration fee for the program, which is payable by cash or check at the first session. Some scholarships are available. Readers may register at www.hempfieldumc.org/grief. For more information, readers may contact Joyce Young at email@example.com or 717-285-5156.
Church Plans Support Group Sessions February 7, 2018
Goldsboro Church of God, 103 W. Broadway St., Etters, will offer a weekly GriefShare support group on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning on March 7. The group is for people who have experienced loss.
Participants may join the group at any time through the end of May, as the specific focus for each week does not require attendance at previous sessions. Singles, couples and families are welcome, but discretion is advised for people under age 15. The group facilitator will be pastor Bob Malick, who recently retired from a full-time pastorate after 30 years of ministry throughout the region.
The Christ-centered ministry features video clips from nationally recognized grief counselors and spiritual leaders, as well as opportunities for mutual support among group participants according to individual comfort level. The workbook provides daily meditations associated with the topic at hand.
For more information or to register, readers may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or send text messages to 724-630-4956.
Memory Loss Support Group To Meet January 18, 2018
The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.
The topic will be "Medications Can Be Harmful."
Church Plans Cancer Support Group January 17, 2018
Hempfield United Methodist Church (HUMC), 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, is offering "Living With Cancer," a new lunchtime support group that meets every other Tuesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 170. The group will continue to meet through May 8.
Participants may bring a bagged lunch and join cancer coach and counselor Brenda Coffin for this winter-spring support group. She serves as HUMC's minister of spiritual care and counseling and is also a cancer survivor.
The informal gatherings, which are educational, spiritual, and supportive in nature, will cover the mind, body, spiritual, and emotional aspects of facing and living with cancer. Personal testimonies from cancer survivors and group discussions are woven into the program. The public may to attend any or all sessions, which are geared toward those currently undergoing cancer treatment, those who serve in a supportive role as a cancer caregiver and friend, or those who are cancer survivors.
Future dates and topics will include Jan. 30, Preparing for Battle: Emotionally, Mentally, Socially, Relationally; Feb. 13, Build a Healing Community / Caring Bridge; Feb. 27, Power of Prayer; March 13, Attitude Schmatitude: Mentally Fighting the Good Fight; March 27, Nutrition and Physical Exercise, with a guest speaker, recipes, and a food demonstration; April 10, Embracing Emotions; April 24, Visualization: "Peace Like A River" / Mindfulness; and May 8, Relationships: Toxic and Healthy.
For more information, readers may contact Coffin at 717-285-5156 or email@example.com.
Grove UMC To Offer GriefShare January 3, 2018
Grove United Methodust Church (UMC), 490 W. Boot Road, West Chester, will offer GriefShare, an educational support group for people age 18 and up who have lost a loved one due to death on Wednesdays, Jan. 17 to May 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no sessions on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, and on March 28 during Holy Week.
The program aims to provide encouragement and practical help. Topics for discussion include Is This Normal?, Challenges of Grief, Grief and Your Relationships and Guilt and Anger, among others.
Free child care will be provided. Registration is requested, and there is a fee to cover the book and materials. Scholarships are available. Readers may contact the church office at 610-696-2663 or email pastor Lin George at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Church Will Offer Support Groups December 26, 2017
Calvary Fellowship, 95 W. Devon Drive, Downingtown, will host support groups on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. to help those who are going through difficult times.
Continuing the second and fourth Mondays through the fall willl be Job Seekers, for those who are unemployed or underemployed, and Parents of Prodigals, for parents of children struggling with drugs and addictions. On Wednesdays, Jan. 10 through April 4, at 6:30 p.m., the church will offer DivorceCare for individuals going through a divorce; GriefShare, for those who have lost loved ones; and Celebrate Recovery, to help with any hurt, destructive habit, or hang-up, including addictions. Wednesday sessions will have child care provided on most weeks with prior sign-up.
For more information and to register, readers may contact Bob VanArsdale at email@example.com.
Memory Loss Support Group To Meet December 14, 2017
The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.
The topic will be "What Is Frontal Temporal Memory Loss?"
Program To Discuss Contentment November 22, 2017
Lifetree Cafe will explore secrets to contentment on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the building adjacent to Zion United Methodist Church (UMC), located at 1715 Altland Ave., York. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The program will also be offered at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, and at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ (UCC), 2173 Stoverstown Road, Spring Grove. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.
The program, titled "Secrets of Finding Contentment: Live a Satisfying Life," will focus on how to live a satisfying life, even in difficult times. It will feature a filmed interview with Justin Mayo, who organizes proms for senior citizens. Lifetree participants will have the opportunity to tell about times they have experienced contentment.
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to Chip Hoover at 717-792-3153 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on either church, readers may contact Zion UMC at 717-843-5261 or email@example.com, St. Paul's UCC at 717-225-6357.
Support Group Slates Meeting November 15, 2017
The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.
The topic will be "Maintaining Caregiver Wellness."
Church Plans Holiday GriefShare Session November 3, 2017
Harmony Grove Community Church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover, will present a "Surviving the Holidays" GriefShare session on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The session is for people who have lost loved ones and want help in dealing with their losses as they approach the holidays.
For more information, readers may call 717-292-3659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memory Loss Support Group To Meet October 19, 2017
The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.
The topic will be "How Office of Aging Can Help You." A representative will share about resources and answer questions.
New Support Group To Meet October 11, 2017
A Chronic Pain and Illness Group will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19. All are welcome.
For further information, readers may call Michael Krall at 717-793-7322.
GriefShare Class October 4, 2017
St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., York, will begin a new GriefShare class on Monday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., and again on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., in the fellowship hall. Each session will include a presentation and group discussion.
A workbook that reinforces the weekly classes is included with a suggested donation for the book. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, readers may contact Denise Wright at 717-840-0382 or visit www.stjohnyorkpa.com.
Memory Loss Support Group To Meet September 14, 2017
The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.
The topic will be "Ways to Keep Your Loved One Safe."
Divorce Care For Kids Posted September 13, 2017
New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover, will offer a Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) group on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The sessions began on Sept. 11, but individuals may still join. The DC4K group was scheduled to meet for approximately 12 to 16 weeks.
DC4K is meant to offer a safe, fun place where children may learn skills to help them heal after a caregiver has experienced separation or divorce. DC4K includes games, music, stories, videos and discussion intended to help children process the separation or divorce and move forward. DC4K is designed for children ages 5 to 12, and New Creation Community Church will offer nursery care for siblings age 4 and younger.
Bereavement Ministry Posts Meeting September 8, 2017
Mount Wolf Community Church, located at the corner of South Sixth and Maple streets, has announced that its Christian Bereavement Ministry will meet on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. The ministry meets the last Thursday of each month.
For more information, contact Gala and Ken Simpson at 717-793-8082 or Mount Wolf Community Church at 717-266-8453. To learn more about the church, email email@example.com or visit mwcc98.org.