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After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.
Often, friends and family want to help you but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we have been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
GriefShare is a network of 15,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Learn more about GriefShare here.
What to Expect
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You will find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. There are three key parts to your GriefShare experience.
Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts
Small group discussion about the weekly video content
Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics
About the Leaders
The facilitator of Grace Baptist’s GriefShare is Pastor Jacob Haywood. He is the student pastor at Grace and a PhD student studying the problem of evil and suffering, devoting his life to giving people hope amidst suffering. He will be joined by his parents, Troy and Wendy Haywood, who have lived out a testimony of hope amidst loss in Tullahoma. Jaimie Haywood Dornon, the twin sister of Jacob and the only daughter of Troy and Wendy died unexpectedly in 2014. This family knows grief, and though it is still present in their lives, they live in such a way as to show everyone the hope that they have experienced for themselves. They would love to walk alongside you in and through your grief.
Meeting Times and Location
Starting February 28, Grace Baptist’s GriefShare will be Sundays from 5-7 pm for 13 weeks (February 28 – May 23), in the Student Center. Light refreshments will be served, and no childcare is planned at this time. The cost of registration is $20, which pays for your workbook and covers some of the expense of refreshments. (If you are unable to pay, we still want you to come and will find a scholarship for you.)
“A safety net when my world was literally falling apart.“
“The permission I needed to let grief happen.“
“I was able to see I was not alone.“