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.

Click here for the 2021-2022 Schedule

Welcome 2021
Sept. 13 – Introduction & Self Nurturing
Sept. 20 – Grief, Bereavement, & Mourning
Oct. 4 – Unresolved Grief & Forgiveness
Oct. 18 – Guilt
Nov. 1 – Fear & Anxiety
Nov. 15 – Relationship Losses
Dec. 6 – Holidays, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Dec. 20 – Steps to Survival & Rebuilding after Loss
Social, set by group

Happy New Year 2022
Jan. 10 – Introduction & Self Nurturing
Jan. 24 – Grief, Bereavement, & Mourning
Feb. 14 – Unresolved Grief & Forgiveness
Feb. 28 – Guilt
Mar. 7 – Fear & Anxiety
Mar 21 – Relationship Losses
Apr. 4 – Holiday’s, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Apr. 18 – Steps to Survival & Rebuilding after Loss
Social, set by group

2022 Summer Schedule
May 2 – Introduction & Self Nurturing
May 16 – Grief, Bereavement, & Mourning
June 6 – Unresolved Grief & Forgiveness
June 20 – Guilt (Church Conference room)
July 11 – Fear & Anxiety
July 25 – Relationship Losses
Aug. 1 – Holiday’s, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Aug. 15 – 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 zfamily911@gmail.com

Marissa Paradiso, Grief Counselor, marissaaparadiso@gmail.com

For private counseling only, please contact Brenda Covini, Certified Grief Counselor, 813-503-2000 or bcovini3@gmail.com

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