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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.

Spring 2018 Schedule
Atonement Lutheran Church
601 E. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington MN                 952-881-9244

 April 5  Atonement Lutheran Church  Understanding Grief Mary Marcoux
 April 12  Atonement Lutheran Church Grief and Resiliency Rev. Catherine Duncan
 April 19 Atonement Lutheran Church  Is It Grief, or Something More? Mary Harlow
 April 26 Atonement Lutheran Church
How to Go Back to Familiar Places
Rev. Ken DeFore
May 3 Atonement Lutheran Church
Uncommon Sense about Change, Loss and Grief
Brenda DeMotte
May 10  Atonement Lutheran Church  Myths of Grief Brenda DeMotte
May 17 Atonement Lutheran Church
Gender Differences on Grief
Brenda DeMotte
May 24 Atonement Lutheran Church
Service of Remembrance

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