Claremore Daily Progress

September 9, 2011

First UMC offers grief support groups


Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE — The First United Methodist Church of Claremore extends an invitation to those who have experienced the death of a loved one to attend one of its Grief Support Groups. 

Understanding Your Grief will be offered on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 15. This is a general grief support group for those just beginning their grief journey and for those who have been on the journey for awhile.

The group will be led by Norma Graham and Pat Dexter, both are Stephen Ministers and both have experienced significant deaths in their own lives.

Child Loss Class will be offered on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 14. This group offers help to those who have experienced the loss of a child (of any age).  It is this group’s mission to offer a time of caring and sharing which brings healing and hope. 

The group is led by three couples (Dan and Teresa Dexter, Rhonda and Scott Mayfield, and Linda and Shelton Layman) who have experienced the loss of a child themselves. 

Both groups are offered free of charge. For more information, contact Rev. Janelle Brammer, Minister of Care and Support Ministries, at (918) 341-4580.