Wednesday Healing Circle for Grief and Loss at St. Paul’s

When:
February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2018-02-21T18:00:00-06:00
2018-02-21T19:30:00-06:00
Where:
St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Fellers Room, S-312)
5501 Main St
Houston, TX 77004
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nanette Saha
Wednesday Healing Circle for Grief and Loss at St. Paul's @ St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Fellers Room, S-312) | Houston | Texas | United States

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

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.

If you are unable to attend either of these circles but interested in participating in the future, please let us know.  For more information, please contact Nanette Saha at nanettesaha@comcast.net.

Topics

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 2nd: Legacies of loss

Typical Circle Agenda
Social
Introduction to Process/Agreements
Enter Circle: Welcome, Opening Poem or Prayer
Silence
Check In: What is on your heart today?
Silence
Heart Sharing: (Topic listed above)
Silence
Harvesting/Check out: What group wisdom are you taking with you today?
Silence
Assignment: Consider – Have you accepted the reality of your loss?
Closing Prayer