Churches in the Bloomington-Richfield area are working together to provide free support and education for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. You can start any series at any time. There is no commitment on attendance and no cost. Group meetings are held on Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 PM.  Each session includes:

Education presentation 4:30-5:00 PM: Understanding the grief process and the many emotions involved in working through one's grief makes the journey less frightening. Guest speakers share their own experiences and professional knowledge on grief and loss.

Support 5:00-6:00 PM: Small groups will be formed where the participants will have the opportunity to share their feelings and concerns with others who are also working through the grief process.


Spring 2022 Series

Woodlake Luther Church (7525 Oliver Avenue S., Richfield, MN 55423)

March 31-May 19

4:30-6:00 PM.


March 31 "Grief and Intimacy" Bob Bartlett

April 7 "The Ripple Effects of Grief" Brittany Squillace

April 14 No grief session (Maundy Thursday)

April 21 "Change, Loss and Grief" Part 1 Brenda DeMotte

April 28 "Leaving the Desert" Bob Bartlett

May 5 "Change, Loss and Greif" Part 2 Brenda DeMotte

May 12 "This Puzzle Called Grief" Donna Mathiowetz

May 19 "The Myths of Grief" Norine Larson



Summer 2022 Series

Transfiguration Lutheran Church (11000 France Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431)

July 7-August 25

4:30-6:00 PM.


July 7 "Will I Always Feel This Way?" Nancy Jo Sullivan

July 14 "The Greatest of These is Love: Cherishing What Remains" Nancy Jo Sullivan

July 21 "Habits of Resilience for Grieving" Beryl Schewe

July 28 "Strategies for Getting Unstuck" Beryl Schewe

August 4 "Understanding Grief" Mary Marcoux

August 11 "Going Back to Familiar Places" Rev. Kenneth DeFor

August 18 "Dealing With Being Grief Struck" Dale Swan

August 25 "Discernment: Exploring Ones Losses and Grief" Ted Bowman

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