Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
(Psalms 23:4 NIV)
We, at Cary Alliance Church, are a family. And like a family, we do life together… and we do death together, too. Losing a loved one is often a long and difficult journey through a very dark valley with overwhelming fears, obstacles, and challenges. Yet, if we walk the road together, sharing our burdens and encouragements, we can emerge on the other side with a new joy and more intimate relationships with our Lord and each other.
One way we support each other is through our grief support groups in which we use GriefShare materials developed by Church Initiative.
GriefShare is a 13-week, biblically-based grief recovery seminar. It utilizes a small group setting, video-based presentations by grief recovery experts, group discussion, and a workbook with daily reading and writing suggestions. Each session is about 90-minutes long. Here are some testimonies from GriefShare alumni about the impact of GriefShare on their lives.
For more information, contact Paul Amos at paul [at] caryalliannce [dot] org or call the church office at 919.467.9331.
Daily E-mail Devotionals
Whether or not you participate in our group, GriefShare offers a free daily e-mail devotionals that cover and reinforce the same material that’s used in the class. To sign up, go to A Season of Grief.
Find a Group
If you are not able to meet with our group, you may be able to find one near you that meets at a more convenient time and place. To find a group in your area, click here.
What about children and youth who are experiencing grief?
The GriefShare materials are designed for adults and mature youth. However, GriefShare recommends another program for children and youth called Seasons for Growth produced by Good Grief. While we don’t yet offer this program at our church, their web site contains helpful resources.
The Next Step
For more information, contact Paul Amos (paul [at] caryalliance [dot] org) or call the church office at 919.467.9331.