“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
The current series of Healing Circles for Grief and Loss continues at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is in the Fellers Room (S-312). Child care is available with advance notice. This Healing Circle occurs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month through December 20th.
The list of topics for each Circle will be posted shortly but we invite you to share about what brought you here and your situation relevant to each Circle’s topic. To prepare, please try to capture important aspects of your experience in four to five sentences. Please write those down and bring them to share in circle.
November 1 – Restorative Practices
November 15 – My Story
December 6 – Difficult Feelings
December 20 – 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?
Closing Prayer or Poem