A group of clergy, lay and other professionals who pray, comfort, console and support families and individuals grieving/mourning the transition of a loved one....
A group of clergy, lay and other professionals who pray, comfort, console and support families and individuals grieving/mourning the transition of a loved one.
Meet the needs of bereaved individuals in the church and the community.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
The loss of someone we love and care about is never easy to cope with or to integrate. Even when the loss is expected, when the moment arrives, our senses are assaulted and our hearts turned upside down with confusing feelings. No two people will experience loss in the same way, no matter how similar the relationships may have been.
The period of time through which people go after the loss of a loved one is called bereavement. There is no way to determine how long our state of bereavement will last. It may last for a few short months, or it may last for a number of years. Everyone will experience the bereavement period and the grief journey differently just as we will find unique ways to mourn all our losses.
This can be a stressful time for family and friends. The Bereavement Ministry works with families to provide spiritual guidance through the bereavement process. We extend compassion, support, Christian love, and spiritual resources to our members, their families and the community during this very difficult time.