Christian-based GriefShare offered

Grief is real and we need help to get through it.

The Health Ministry team of First Baptist Church is sponsoring a Christian-based GriefShare group that is open to the community.

The support group will meet Monday evenings at First Baptist, beginning on April 9, at 7 p.m., and it is a 10-week session led by facilitators Loren and Twila Johnson. Each session will begin with coffee, tea, and cookies.

The first hour will include watching a DVD and discussion. The discussion period is very non-threatening with simple ground rules. If people do not feel like sharing, it is okay to just listen. Every session addresses a subject important to those experiencing grief.

If you are interested in seeing the GriefShare website, go to For additional information, or to register, call the church office at 763-689-1173. The seminar is free, but a very helpful workbook can be purchased for $15.