By Doris Elmore
A GriefShare Program, hosted by Stella Lambdin, and sponsored by the Atwood First Baptist Church, will begin their program of 13 video sessions on Monday, January 17 through April 11. Sessions are every Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall, 231 N. Illinois St., Atwood.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, this group will help you through your journey “From Mourning to Joy!” Each weekly session starts out with a 40-minute video, a time for snacks and the most important part…a time to share with one another. No one is required to share; however, you are encouraged to participate. You will also have a workbook to help you take notes and short daily readings to help you get through your week. Cost for this program is $20 per person for the workbook only!
Stella states, “When my pastor, Pastor Woody White of First Baptist Church of Atwood, approached me about starting a GriefShare program, I jumped at the opportunity! Since my mother passed in 1988, I felt there has been a real need for something to help grieving people. In 2011, that need became even more real when I lost my husband of 37 years. Yes, myself and our other leaders know all too well what grief feels like, and how it does not end after the funeral.”
This program is Christian led and biblically based; however, you do not need to be a Christian or a church member to attend.
Everyone grieves in their own way, but with this program you will find you are never alone. To register you can the church office (217-578-2555) or email Stella Lambdin at firstname.lastname@example.org.