Churches in the Bloomington-Richfield area are working together to provide free support and education for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. You can start any series at any time. There is no commitment on attendance and no cost. Group meetings are held on Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 PM. Each session includes:
Education presentation 4:30-5:00 PM: Understanding the grief process and the many emotions involved in working through one's grief makes the journey less frightening. Guest speakers share their own experiences and professional knowledge on grief and loss.
Support 5:00-6:00 PM: Small groups will be formed where the participants will have the opportunity to share their feelings and concerns with others who are also working through the grief process.
See brgriefcoalition.com for additional information.
Fall 2023 Series
Nativity of Mary (9900 Lyndale Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55420)
September 22 - November 10
“Soul Work” by Bob Bartlet.
Mr. Bartlet is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and grief counselor with Phoenix Process Consultants out of Minnetonka.
“The Courage to Ask: Embracing Help on the Path of Healing” by Dr. Rene Garpestad
Dr. Rene Garpestad is a speaker and writer who inspires hope and belief that “ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE”!
“The Puzzle Called Grief” by Donna Mathiowetz
Donna Mathiowetz is a grief speaker from Hastings, Minnesota who talks about her own experiences of loss of children and the ensuing grief journey.
“Where is God in My Grief”? by Stuart Walker
Stuart Walker is a Bloomington resident and father of four. He wrote a book and speaks about his experience of losing two children to death.
“How to Work through Trauma and Grief” by Brittany Squillace
Brittany Squillace is a licensed marriage and family therapist and grief counselor from Prior Lake, Minnesota.
“Fresh Start for Your Family Estate Plan after a Death” by Bill Peterson
Bill Peterson is an Attorney at Law in Bloomington, Minnesota.
“Energy Healing for Grief” by Karen Morey
Karen Morey is a Healing Touch practitioner from Minneapolis.
“Preparing for the Holidays” by Norine Larson
Norine Larson is the retired head of the Trust Grief Group in Minnetonka, Minnesota.