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Grief Support Group
April 5, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
If you are experiencing loss, broadly defined, and would like the support of a small group of fellow travelers, please join us. All are welcome who are grieving a loss, whether death of a loved one, a significant transition, pandemic losses or other reasons.
We’ll connect, share, learn about grief, and support each other. This is an online, drop-in monthly group, no commitment required.
First Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Deborah Conta, First Church member and Pastoral Care Associate, has professional background in grief, death, and loss as a social worker in a variety of settings with adults, families, and children including: hospital and home-based hospice care and grief support, adult stroke rehabilitation, and chronic, long-term illnesses. Her personal understanding includes the death of both parents, close friends, clients, and a general feeling of sadness and loss as the pandemic continues.
Rev. Dena McPhetres is a life-long Unitarian Universalist serving as Associate Minister at First Church since 2009. She completed the Grief Support Specialist Certificate at UW Madison in 2017. Rev. Dena and a lay leader facilitated a grief support group at First Church in 2019. Her most profound personal losses include her parents, a close friend and animal companions.