Surviving the holidays

Pat Huska

The GriefShare Ministry of Community Church at SaddleBrooke (CCSB) held a special “Surviving the Holidays” educational and support meeting for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Loss is always difficult, but during the holidays it can seem crushing. Holidays can create fresh memories of our loss and a renewed experience of pain and grief.

This event helped us to learn about being prepared for surprising emotions that may hit over the holidays; how to handle family traditions, holiday parties and invitations; how to survive potentially awkward moments with other people; and where to find comfort, strength and hope in a seemingly hopeless time.

After the video presentation by expert grief counselors and the small group discussion which helped us to assimilate what we learned, we decorated a Remembrance Christmas Candle. We left feeling hopeful and better prepared to face the days to come with a measure of peace and assurance.

Coming Attractions: Starting January 14, 2016

GriefShare, a highly regarded 13-week educational and support group designed to help you build your life after losing a loved one through death, will meet Thursdays from 1:30–3:30 p.m. at the CCSB Parish House at 36768 S Aaron Lane. For more information call Pat Huska at 520-825-0231.

Community Church at SaddleBrooke meets every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke DesertView Theater. We are an all denominational Christian Church and all are welcome.