Mission: The Bereavement Ministry is a ministry of consolation to offer God’s healing love through emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual comfort.
What do we do: Through each other, this ministry offers strength, compassion, peace and love manifesting the glory of God within us. This Ministry is a source of blessing as we reach out to our brothers & sisters experiencing a loss. Losses come in a variety of ways including death, divorce, the loss of a job, and moving because of flood, fire or job transfer. The most important thing is to talk about it, so you can heal and prepare for future life challenges.
Membership: All are welcome, regardless of faith, age or culture. Experienced grief counselors are especially welcome, and training is available.
Meetings: Most 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month from 7pm to 8:30pm in the St. Barnabas Meeting Room or the Catechumenal Room. These structured classes are from Sept. to December & again from January to April, closing with a social gathering. The sharing helps the bereaved to understand their feelings and reactions.
Click here for helpful information and excerpts from our Loss & Hope Manual.
2021 Summer Schedule:
May 3 – Introduction & Self Nurturing
May 17 – Grief, Bereavement, & Mourning
June 7 – Unresolved Grief & Forgiveness
June 21 – Guilt (Church Conference room)
July 12 – Fear & Anxiety
July 26 – Relationship Losses
Aug. 9 – Holiday’s, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Aug. 23 – Steps to Survival & Rebuilding after Loss
Social, set by group
Although we have a schedule, in your 1st hour we will be listening to you and how we can help, the lesson is followed for your growth and understanding the Loss Process. Grief is a long hard process, but also a very natural human process. God walks with you!
Irene Zumbo, Grief Counselor, 609-713-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marissa Paradiso, Grief Counselor, email@example.com
For private counseling only, please contact Brenda Covini, Certified Grief Counselor, 813-503-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org