Grief and Stress Support Team

I am grateful three people from our Maple Grove United Church family have agreed to share with me in offering support and a listening ear to anyone in our community of faith who is experiencing some difficulty with recent grief and loss, or the stressors of self-isolation and social distancing during this health-endangering pandemic. If you feel a need for counsel and conversation here are our names and contact information.:
– Rev. Harry Disher (519) 860-9198;
– Ilana Green

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Grief Support Group

Description: This education and support group is designed for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Taking a faith-based perspective, we will explore various aspects of grief, how grief affects one’s emotions, behaviours, body, mind and spirit. We will look at tasks one can do and adjustments one can make to move through grief, and help find ways to reinvest in one’s life in meaningful ways. The content of the course are based on the materials of Dr.

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Children’s Book – He’ll Always Be My Dad

He’ll Always be my Dad

Update: An official Book Launch was held Saturday April sixth at the Lighthouse for Grieving Children for Chrissy Lilly’s children’s book “He’ll Always be my Dad”. The book is dedicated to Jim, Regan and Jorja, and also to the Lighthouse, a caring, valuable and essential organization in Oakville that supports and guides families through their grief journey.

The book will be available for sale following the service, or through the church office.

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Christmas Memory Service – Changed to December 9, 2018

Memory Service – Changed to December 9

As you know, each Advent we hold a Memory Service to support those who have lost loved ones, by drawing the spirit of Christmas closely into their journey of healing. Typically, it is held at the 9:00 a.m. service, the first Sunday of Advent, which this year falls on December 2.

Also falling on December 2 are the Spirit Moves dancers at the 10:30 service, and our Christmas concert that night.Read more Christmas Memory Service – Changed to December 9, 2018