Brunswick Reformed Church

where the love of Jesus is transforming lives


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.

Weekly topics will include:

September 17, 2018               Is This Normal? 
September 24, 2018               Challenges of Grief 
October  1, 2018                     The Journey of Grief Part One 
October  8, 2018                     The Journey of Grief Part Two
October 15, 2018                    Grief and Your Relationships   
October 22, 2018                    Why?
October 29, 2018                    Guilt and Anger 
November 5, 2018                  Complicating Factors 
November 12, 2018                Surviving the Holidays
November 19, 2018                Stuck
November 26, 2018                Lessons of Grief Part One  
December 3, 2018                  Lessons of Grief Part Two
December 10, 2018                Heaven
December 17, 2018                What Do I Live for Now? 

GRIEFSHARE meets Monday evenings, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Green Room (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 12, 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.