Beacon Light Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Grief Ministry

Published: February 18, 2018      Updated: February 18, 2018



Grieving is Natural

The death of a friend or loved one evokes a variety of emotional responses-doubt, helplessness, hopelessness, anger, anxiety, confusion, fear, depression and loneliness.

These emotions which you may now be experiencing are natural.  You need to understand them and find a way to cope with them before your life can return to a more normal state.

Grief Support is designed to help you cope with the death of a relative or friend through the support group process. 

You are allowed to choose your level of participation. This approach helps you cope in your own way as you develop your own emotional, spiritual and social resources.

It provides you with an accepting climate while maintaining confidentiality and dignity.

It is a community service for those who are mourning the death of a loved one.  And as such, it is open to everyone - regardless of religion, gender or ethnicity. 

Groups are offered three times each year: fall, winter and spring.  The next 6-week Grief Recovery Seminar will begin on February 12017 (it will be weekly on Wednesday at 5:30 pm).

The Beacon Light’s Grief Support Ministry Team:

  • Chaplain Mark Stoddart, M.Div., M.B.A.
  • Ms. Shavern Browne, M.A.., Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate
  • Sheryl Coleman
  • Elder Martha Allen