Every great loss demands that we choose life again.
We need to grieve in order to do this.
The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life.
When we don’t grieve, a part of us becomes caught in the past.
– Rachel Naomi Remen
NOTE: The May 2nd Healing Circle for Grief and Loss at St. Paul’s has been rescheduled to May 16th.
These gatherings are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in the Fellers Room (S-312) on the third floor of the sanctuary building. Child care is available with advance notice. This Circle will continue two Wednesdays a month through April; please see the full calendar for more information.
Please see below for a list of proposed topics for this series of the Wednesday Circles. We invite you to share about what brought you here and your situation relevant to each Circle’s topic (see below). To prepare you may try to capture important aspects of your experience in four to five sentences. Please write those down and bring them to share in circle.
February 21st: What’s lost? What’s left? What’s possible?
March 7th: Triggers of grief
March 21st: Restorative practices
April 4th: My story
April 18th: Difficult feelings
May 16th (rescheduled from May 2nd): Legacies of loss
Typical Circle Agenda
Introduction to Process/Agreements
Enter Circle: Welcome, Opening Poem or Prayer
Check In: What is on your heart today?
Heart Sharing: (Topic listed above)
Harvesting/Check out: What group wisdom are you taking with you today?
Assignment: Consider – Have you accepted the reality of your loss?