Find Help At GriefShare

Every person must cope with loss of a loved on his or her own terms.

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

Video Seminar with Experts

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments and on-location video.

Support Group Discussion with Focus

After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Workbook-Based Personal Study and Reflection

During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Who Should Come … Who Should Not

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation. If you are going through separation or divorce, please consider participating in a DivorceCare program.

When to Join a GriefShare Group

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

Being a Part of a GriefShare Grief Recovery Support Group

“I’ve never been to a support group like this before. I don’t know what to expect.”

Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in their GriefShare group. They discover there are others who have the same kind of feelings they do-and who understand the hurt they feel and the loss they have experienced. Here is an overview of the GriefShare experience:

You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to GriefShare the first time.Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. GriefShare is a warm, caring environment designed to help you.

You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! When someone you love dies, it’s common to feel isolated. In GriefShare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.

You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from the pain of grief and loss. The GriefShare DVD videos feature top experts on grief recovery subjects and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the grief experience.

This sounds great, where are the groups in my area? 

Current groups

First United Methodist Church
3350 Edgewood Drive
Millbrook, AL 334-285-4114 
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
4/01/2014 – 6/24/2014 
2 miles

Sponsor Group                   Location                Phone                   Distance

Millbrook Church of the Nazarene
 3251 Browns Road            Millbrook, AL       334-285-7509         2 miles

First United Methodist Church
100 E. 4th Street                Prattville, AL       334-365-5977         6 miles

First Baptist Church
138 South Washington       Prattville, AL        334-365-0606         6 miles

First Baptist Church
305 S. Perry Street            Montgomery, AL  334-834-6310          8 miles

Heritage Baptist Church
1849 Perry Hill Road         Montgomery, AL   334-279-9976         11 miles

Other possible locations

These sponsors have not entered group meeting times into our database, but may currently be offering sessions. Please contact them directly for details.

For more information please visit our website at http://www.griefshare.org