Stories

Super Nova: A Mother’s Grief

A guest post by Elaine Gantz “Elliot burned brighter than any of us,” whispered Mike Welch, Elliot’s freshman-year college roommate, his sweet voice cracking with despair. He threw his arms around me as we stood together, suspended in the stalled receiving line at the memorial service, sobbing in waves of unison. We broke from a…
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Spiritual Practice The Prayer of Examen

This prayer is a way of becoming aware of God‘s presence in our daily life. In reviewing the events, thoughts, actions, feelings, and dreams of the past twenty-four hours, God invites us to notice occasions and patterns of mercy, even in times of transition and heartache. The God who created you also lovingly desires to…
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Hope & Grief

Grief & Hope in the Unknown – a message from Co-Founder Wendy Fenn

As author Megan Devine puts it:  “The way we deal with grief in our culture is broken.” Many grew up conditioned to ignore even very deep griefs like the loss of one’s parent, so we learn to bury the very real feelings that need attention, on the hope that the feelings will go away with…
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Spiritual Practice: Labyrinth

In each session of the Faith & Grief Workshop, we explore a spiritual practice. Labyrinths are ancient paths designed to lead persons to encounter the Living God. They are not mazes. Mazes are designed to get a person lost. Labyrinths are designed to guide persons to “be found by the Holy.” Download this finger labyrinth…
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Spiritual Practice: Reflecting on Your Story

In the Faith & Grief workshop, we look at the dyanmics of grief, share in group discussions and experience a spiritual practice. This spiritual practice on journaling helps you tell your story and story of your relationship with the loved one you grieve. Journaling doesn’t just have to be through writing, you can tell your…
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Free Resource: Helping vs. Serving

Instead of asking “How can I help?”, consider asking “How can I serve?”

A message from Fran Shelton

A Co-Founder Message from Faith & Grief

A message from our Co-Founder, Fran Shelton, during this unusual season of navigating Covid-19

2019 Annual Report

Bill of Rights for Grieving Children

As we find our footing with group meetings during the Covid-19 health issues, we are uploading content that would typically be distributed at the gatherings, workshops and retreats.

Community Grief

Community grief provides an opportunity to share love and hope with others. The focus is on our grief and our hope, not on other agendas. You can download this handout to share with those in your community.