“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 (NRSV)
Faith & Grief Ministries’ retreat provides you with a safe venue to wrestle with the dynamics of grief and to experience significant measures of hope and encouragement. Whether you are standing in raw grief, navigating the chaos of grief’s confusion or recovering from a recent ambush of grief, this retreat is designed for you. Plan to experience comfort through scripture, spiritual practices and interaction within a compassionate community of men and women who “get it”— get the heartache, get the lingering sorrow, get the continual yearning to be with your loved one and get the longing for peace.
Reflections from prior workshop participants:
“It gave me a place to share, learn, and help others. It was a safe place to cry, laugh, make a joke or silently sit without fear of judgment. I learned very quickly that if I was going to survive this journey, not of my choosing, I needed to accept all the help God put in front of me.” “I cannot put my finger on it, but it helped me SO much. I feel like my burden of grief has been lifted and lessened. It was grueling and wonderful. It was actually kind of miraculous!”
Faith & Grief Ministries provides resources for on-going comfort to persons who have experienced the death of a loved one. This ministry of compassion and connection was founded by Sharon Balch, Wendy Fenn, MDiv., and Fran Shelton, DMin., and was established as a 501(c)3 in 2011. In addition to facilitating grief workshops, the ministry provides a distinctive, ongoing, adaptable model for caring organization to offer to persons in the process of grief and mourning. For more information, please visit https://www.faithandgrief.org/griefretreat/.