Grief Followup & Support

Grief Follow-up

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.

Grief Support

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.
952-881-5801
January 5
Why Do I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy?
Judy Young
January 12
Financial Well-being for Widows/Widowers
Shirley Bachman
January 19
Grief and Soul Work
Bob Bartlett
January 26
Letting Go
Bob Bartlett
February 2
Habits of Resilience for Grievers
Beryl Schewe
February 9
Hope and Healing
Bob Bartlett
February 16
Strategies for Getting Unstuck
Beryl Schewe
February 23
Discovering Hope in the Maize of Grief
Arnold Kruegar

Members of the Bloomington-Richfield Grief Coalition:

Bloomington:
Atonement Lutheran
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
Transfiguration Lutheran
Richfield:
Assumption Catholic
House of Prayer Lutheran
Oak Grove Lutheran
St. Nicholas Episcopal
St. Peter’s Catholic
St. Richard’s Catholic
Woodlake Lutheran