AREA — A grief-support program entitled “Journey to Wholeness: Healing the Grieving Heart” will take place beginning on Sunday, January 21. It will run for seven consecutive weeks, ending on Sunday, March 3. Sessions will be held from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Registration currently is open; early registration is suggested.
The free program, previously sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, grew out of an idea conceived by the Reverend Dr. Bruce Williams. He co-created it 23 years ago with his wife, Patti, and the late Virginia Waters, Ph.D. The same program is now sponsored by the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood and is offered via Zoom, which allows people from across the country and around the world to participate.
The leader of the program, Patti Williams, RN, is a certified pastoral bereavement counselor who has both personal and professional training and experience in the field of grief and loss. She is joined by a team of trained facilitators who provide support and lead breakout groups for individuals with similar losses.
To learn more about this program or to register, call Suzanne Rupp at (908) 251-5641 or Pam Heady at (908) 964-3263, or sign up at westside.org/adults/grief-support. A meeting link will be provided upon registration.
All who have experienced loss of any kind, in the past or present, are invited to attend this online seminar. All faiths are welcome.
West Side Presbyterian Church, founded in 1912, is a welcoming church, rooted deeply in Christ, inviting all to connect, grow and serve. The church is located at 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood. For more information, visit westside.org or call (201) 652-1966.