Our next grief support series will be held in the fall on Thursdays beginning September 10th 2020 at 6:45 pm. It will run for 6 consecutive Thursday evenings, ending October 15th and will be located at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, 55126.

We will be following Incarnation Lutheran Church's facility use policy during this pandemic. Child care will not be provided for safety reasons. You are required to wear a face mask.
Some Guidelines for Grief Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak
  1. Monitor your own health and follow health department guidelines
  2. Check-in on some of your family and friends during these days, even some with whom you have not recently connected. Say something like, hello, just sending my care during these days.
  3. Practice differing ways of grief care during these days. Consider adding other care practices because so many typical outlets may be unavailable, canceled, or unwise for health reasons. Consider: music, prayer, pray for others, get outside if your own health permits, take notice of small pleasures (cup of tea or coffee, sun coming through your window, an hour of quiet, complete a small task, comfort food, talk to a friend via phone, write a note, remember with tears and smiles someone who has died.
  4. Review recent Growing Through Loss sessions: what did someone say in a group that you want to “hang onto” and use today…or something one of the speakers said that was helpful.
  5. What advice would you give to another grieving person? In other words, if you were the speaker, what would you say to fellow grievers?
  6. Be aware of what is not canceled because of the coronavirus, including:
    • Getting Outdoors: NOT CANCELED
    • Music: NOT CANCELED
    • Family: NOT CANCELED
    • Reading: NOT CANCELED
    • Singing: NOT CANCELED
    • Taxes: NOT CANCELED
    • Laughing: NOT CANCELED
    • Hope: NOT CANCELED

    Let’s Embrace What We Have.
  7. Whatever your beliefs are, lean on the best of them these days. Know that nothing separates us from God’s love.
Ted Bowman
The Twin Cities' North Suburban Grief Support Coalition sponsors the "Growing Through Loss" series twice yearly, providing an opportunity for individuals to obtain information and support for a variety of loss and grief issues. The next six-week series for adults will be held on Thursdays at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview, beginning Thursday September 10th. 

Have you experienced:
  • a death of a loved one
  • a broken relationship
  • a divorce or separation
  • pregnancy or infant loss
  • a job loss or change
  • a move to a new home or city
  • a loved one who needs support

Do you feel:
  • in need of support or
  • interested in learning more about grief?
Fall 2020 Series: September 10 – Octobert 15, 2020
Place:
Incarnation Lutheran Church
4880 Hodgson Rd
Shoreview, MN 55126
(Click here to see map)
Time:
Thursdays, 6:45 – 9 p.m.
Agenda:
Registration: 6:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Small Groups: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Future Session:
The spring 2021 series will be held at
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Mounds View
beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Pre-registration is not required. Registration takes place at 6:45 pm each night of the program, and the presentations begin at 7:00 pm. Each session is complete in itself. You are welcome to attend one or all. Donations are welcome.

For further information call our hotline at 763-755-5335.

Click here for a copy of our brochure.
Click here to see the full schedule for the series with the list of program presenters.