GriefShare is a thirteen week video seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.  It’s a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling.  At GriefShare, you’ll learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future.  Gina Koch is the primary facilitator.  See the schedule below or contact the church office regarding current and future meeting dates for GriefShare.

Learn a lot more about Griefshare.  Visit their website.

Weekly topics will include:

November 14, 2016    Surviving the Holidays
November 21    Is This Normal?
November 28    Challenges of Grief
December 5    The Journey of Grief - Part One
December 12    The Journey of Grief - Part Two
December 19    Grief and Your Relationships
December 26    Why?
January 2. 2017   Guilt and Anger
January 9    Complicating Factors
January 16    Stuck
January 23    Lessons of Grief - Part One
January 30    Lessons of Grief- Part Two
February 6    Heaven
February 13    What Do I Live for Now?

GRIEF SHARE meets Monday evenings, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Rooms 8, 9 & 4 (Education Wing) at

Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road, Brunswick OH 44212.

You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point.  Each weekly session is "self-contained", so you do not have to attend in sequence.  You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 13-week cycle.

Registration fee: $0.00 (includes workbook)

Child care is NOT provided.

Facilitators: Gina Koch, Jim & Renee Niedermyer, and Linda Scoby


Surviving the Holidays seminar

This year the seminar material will be covered during the regular Monday
meeting on November 14, from 7-9 p.m.

This seminar gives practical advice on dealing with grief and the holidays.  There's a 40 minute video followed by a time of group discussion.

Who Is on the Video?

You’ll see interviews with Lois Rabey, Dr. Robert De Vries, Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Sabrina Black, Sue Lutz, H. Norman Wright, Dr. Paul Tripp and others. In addition, you’ll hear many personal testimonies of people who’ve faced the holidays while grieving.

What Topics Are Covered?

At a Surviving the Holidays session, participants will discover practical answers to these and other questions:
•Is it normal to feel so depressed during the holidays?
•How do I deal with the pain of the holidays?
•How do I decide what activities I’ll participate in this holiday season?
•Should I accept or decline invitations to holiday parties?
•What should I do if I get emotional at a party or event?
•How can God and others help me this holiday season?
•Will I ever enjoy the holidays again?

No cost or registration required.


Kid's Share Grief

10-week program (for children ages 4 - 6th grade) is offered as needed. Contact Gina Koch or Pastor Dan Toot.
Gina Koch, Facilitator