"Celebration of Life"
"Grief is a process, not an event."
That's what we've learned over the years as we've met together. It's not "over" in a year or even two or three. For some, losing a loved one is the saddest and most difficult experience imaginable. Our Bereavement Group doesn't have all the answers, but we do meet regulary to offer support.
The loss of a loved one is a life-changing experience. The Bereavement Group at Paulin offers an opportunity to share the grief of a loss with others who have experienced the same pain. Whether recently bereaved or long bereaved, it's good to be able to share the fellowship of others who do indeed know how you feel.
We have found that laughter and sadness can both be a part of the healing process, and endeavor to keep the tone of these meetings on the lighter side.
We usually host a "Blue Christmas" type of remembrance service during the Holiday season, and occasionally plan a lunch out together as a group. Members are also welcomed from outside the Paulin congregation.
We meet every other Tuesday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in the parlour. A Paulin connection is not necessary to join this group. Everyone is welcome.