Highland Presbyterian Church will sponsor a Grief Support Group on Thursday nights this fall to give those who are dealing with grief and loss an opportunity to share with others going through the same thing.

The group is intended for those who have lost someone, perhaps recently, and are wondering how to move forward into the future, as well as for those whose loss occurred some months — or even years ago — and who still feel the loss and would welcome an opportunity to talk about it.

Experts say it takes a long time to get over significant losses, but that talking with others in the same situation can often be helpful. This group will provide grieving people that opportunity. The group, which will be open to members of the church and the community, will be led by Pam Tarbert, who lost her husband more than 15 years ago, and has experienced many grief support and study groups.

The support group will meet from 7 to 8:30 on Thursday nights from Oct. 17 through Dec. 19, an important time of year for those experiencing loss. As the holidays draw near, those feelings of loss often re-emerge or intensify. The group will use study material by Dr. Kenneth Haugk, founder of Stephen Ministries of St. Louis.


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The only cost will be a nominal charge for the study materials. People will be urged to make a commitment to attend each of the sessions (no meeting on Thanksgiving).

Highland Presbyterian Church is at 701 Highland Road in Street. Anyone interested should call the church office, 410-452-9394.