Adult Grief Support Group
The stages of grief are unpredictable and can be hard to process.
Although it is commonly known there are five stages of grief (Denial and Isolation; Anger; Bargaining; Depression; Acceptance), we cannot count on the stages to come in the order we so commonly prescribe them. Nor can we control the roller-coaster of emotion that comes as we move back and forth from one stage to another, or find ourselves repeating or residing in stages we thought we were already done with.
Let’s face it… grief is one of the most difficult processes to move through, and yet we cannot avoid it!
In fact, did you know that denial of grief prolongs the ability to heal from the loss that initially caused it? It’s only when we face grief and move through it that we (eventually) find the healing and peace we desire. Some grief takes a lifetime (and beyond) to heal, while other bouts of grief last for only a season.
Grief is unpredictable, yet completely necessary to move healthily through life in this broken and difficult world.
Processing Grief at ERBC
At ERBC, we believe that- life happens in community. Shoulder to shoulder, we toil through this broken world together. Moreover, as fellow Christians gather, we remind each other of the healing power and incredible strength of Jesus Christ that is accessible to each of us.
Christ said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Part of the reality of Christ’s spirit living within us is that we too can be the light of Christ in people’s experience. Simply lending an ear and weeping with a brother or sister can offer such great comfort and relief to a heart that is grieving.
Are you in a state of grief?
If you are in a state of grief, those of us at ERBC want you to know that you are not alone, and that we care. We intermittently host an Adult Grief Support Group where adults can come and share their grief in an open, yet confidential, group- with the aim to process some of their pain and loss in a communal setting.
If you are in a state of grief and would life communal support, please let us know by filling out the form below. This is open to anyone who is interested. You do not have to be Christian or an attender of ERBC to participate in the ERBC Adult Grief Support Group.
Adult Grief Support Group Interest Form
An old proverbs states,
“Joy shared is multiplied;
grief shared is divided.”
As we share our sorrows with each other, and allow the community to carry our burdens with us, they miraculously become lighter. It is never too late to make the choice to face your grief with the help of others, especially at ERBC.