Grief Circle

Finding Hope & Healing Your Heart

Grief is painful and isolating.  A Grief Circle is a safe, confidential, and supportive community where you can share your pain with others who are also grieving.  Spiritual directors, Sheila
Anderson and Deborah Hansen, invite you to be part of First Lutheran’s Grief Circle.  Through reading, private journaling, and conversation, we will explore nine “essential touchstones” that will guide us into finding hope and healing as we journey with our grief.

Anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.  Feel free to share this opportunity with family and friends.  There is a charge of $10 per person to help cover the cost of materials. 

Meeting on Wednesdays 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Rm 312:
Session 1:  September 7 
      Open to the Presence of Your Loss
Session 2:  September 14 
      Dispel the Misconceptions About Grief
Session 3:  September 21 
       Embrace the Uniqueness of Your Grief
Session 4:  September 28 
       Explore the Feelings of Loss
Session 5:  October 5 
       Recognize You Are Not Crazy

Session 6:  October 12 
       Understand the 6 Needs of Mourning &
       Nurture Yourself
Session 7:  October 19 

     Seek Reconciliation, Not Resolution
Session 8:  October 26 

     Appreciate Your Transformation


Find out more by contacting Sheila Anderson ( or Deborah Hansen (, or call them in the church office at 319-365-1494.  

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