St. Edward’s Grief Ministers (trained Stephen Ministers) provide one-on-one telephone support to grieving family members following the funeral of one of our parishioners. The ministers provide options to the grieving and can direct them to additional support if needed. Please contact Deacon Jim DeShane at 952-835-7101, ext. 220 or in the parish office if you have any questions.
Bloomington-Richfield Grief Support Coalition
Grief is a universal experience. Churches in Bloomington and Richfield work together to provide support and education for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Group meetings are held on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm. Each session includes an educational presentation followed by small group sharing of concerns and experiences. Specially trained facilitators lead the groups. Individuals may join the group at any time and may register before a meeting begins. There is no fee. Free-will offerings are accepted. Find more information at brgriefcoalition.com.
Winter Series (2017)
January 5 to February 23 (2017)
Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
1801 West Old Shakopee Rd.
Why Do I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy?
Financial Well-being for Widows/Widowers
Grief and Soul Work
Habits of Resilience for Grievers
Hope and Healing
Strategies for Getting Unstuck
Discovering Hope in the Maize of Grief
Members of the Bloomington-Richfield Grief Coalition:
Christ the King Lutheran
Nativity of Mary Catholic
Normandale-Hylands United Methodist
Oak Grove Presbyterian
St. Bonaventure Catholic
St. Edward’s Catholic
St. Luke’s Lutheran
St. Mark’s United Church of Christ
St. Stephen Lutheran
House of Prayer Lutheran
Oak Grove Lutheran
St. Nicholas Episcopal
St. Peter’s Catholic
St. Richard’s Catholic