COPING WITH GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT
The loss of a person you love is one of life’s most difficult challenges and affects every aspect of your life. You may feel overwhelmed and unable to function or become frustrated because many people do not understand the extent of your grief or want to listen to you continue to talk about the deep hurt and loneliness you experience in your grief.
Grief Care is an ongoing adult grief support group for people within our community as well as Trinity members who have experienced the death of a loved one. The purpose of Grief Care is to help grieving people understand the impact of grief and learn how to process their feelings and emotions during their grief journey. Whether your loss is recent or some time ago, a caring grief facilitator will support you as you learn to navigate through your grief in a safe and confidential environment and move forward with renewed hope.
Who typically attends Grief Care?
Young couples grieving a miscarriage or infant death.
Widows and widowers whose spouse died, some after many years of marriage.
Mothers and Fathers who have suffered the loss of a young child or an adult child.
Anyone who has experienced the death of a special person of significance in their life.
Men and women of all ages who grieve the loss of one or both parents.
Someone who has experienced the loss of a person with whom they had unresolved conflict.
GRIEF CARE SUPPORT
THE GRIEF CARE SUPPORT GROUP BEGAN 16 YEARS AGO
Meetings are led by trained facilitators who offer comfort and encouragement. The grief support group is based in the Christian faith, but everyone is welcome, regardless of their religion or non-religion.
Grief Care is a friendly and caring group of people who understand and support each other while learning to work through their grief. When participants talk about the pain of their grief and how they are coping with their concerns and challenges of life without their loved one, they are letting go of some of their hurt and allowing healing to take place.
GRIEF CARE MEETINGS
Serving Lisle and the Chicago Far Western Suburbs
Grief support meetings include a DVD presentation on grief and recovery topics, followed by group discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts on the DVD material and the difficulties encountered and progress experienced as they journey through their bereavement.
Grief Care is an open support group that meets weekly all year except for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve/Day and the week before Easter. Preregistration is not required and new participants are welcome to begin attending grief support meetings at any time, on either:
Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 am
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
1101 Kimberly Way
Lisle, IL 60532
For additional information about Grief Care, call the Trinity office at 630-964-1272 or fill out the contact form.
GRIEF CARE CAN HELP YOU
TESTIMONY FROM PAST GRIEF CARE PARTICIPANTS
“Learning that my reactions and feelings about my grief were normal gave me peace.”
“Attending the Grief Care support group gave me reassurance and grounded me.”
“I found comfort in being able to open up to others in the grief group who were in the same situation as me.”
“The grief support group taught me about what grief was.”
“The Grief Care facilitators welcomed everyone.”
“I was able to repeat myself about my grief as many times as I felt necessary.”
“Attending Grief Care support group was the best thing I could have done for myself after my loss.”
“The Grief Care support group gave me guidance, friendship and new direction in my life.”
“I felt God’s arms and his loving kindness when I came to Grief Care support sessions.”
CONTACT GRIEF CARE
EVERYTHING IS CONFIDENTIAL
Getting connected to the Grief Care support group is as simple as filling out our contact form. One of our trained facilitators will get in touch with you shortly to answer any questions you might have. If you would prefer, you may call the Trinity office at 630-964-1272.
All information is kept confidential.
1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle, IL 60532
GriefCare@tlc4u.org \\ Tel: 630-9641272