St. Olaf and the Downtown Coalition for Grief Support provide education and support for those grieving the death of a loved one. Nine sponsoring churches make up the Coalition and host the grief meetings. The aim is to provide a respectful, caring atmosphere, inclusive of all faiths.
Excellent speakers, trained facilitators and a group of others who have experienced loss make these sessions a place of healing. It is possible to walk the path of grief alone. However, the companionship of others wounded by loss is tremendously consoling and powerfully healing.
9:30-10:00 am: Refreshments and check-in
10:00-10:30 am: Educational presentation
10:30-11:30 am: Three discussion groups for loss of a spouse, child or family member/friend
Meetings are held every Saturday from 9:45 – 11:30 am. You can join the group at any time. A small weekly donation is gratefully accepted.
From September through December, 2013, meetings are being held in Fleming Hall at St. Olaf.