Guiding You Through Your Grief

Committed to Serving Individuals for More Than 20 Years

A Compassionate Support Group to Help You Cope With Grief

Bloomington-Richfield Grief Coalition

Coping with death can result in stressful changes. Attempts to deny the pain and confusion of grief promote despair and loneliness. Gaining an understanding of the grief process in a caring and supportive atmosphere increases coping skills and leads to personal growth.

About Us

Grief is a universal experience

Churches in the Bloomington-Richfield area are working together to provide free support and education for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Group meetings are held on Thursdays, 4:30‑6:00 PM
Each session includes:

Education presentation 4:30‑5:00 PM

Understanding the grief process and the many emotions involved in working through one's grief makes the journey less frightening. Guest speakers share their own experiences and professional knowledge on grief and loss.

Support 5:00‑6:00 PM

Small groups will be formed where the participants will have the opportunity to share their feelings and concerns with others who are also working through the grief process.

2020 Schedule

Thursdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Fall Grief Series
September 24 - November 12, 2020


September 24

October 1

October 8

October 15

October 22

October 29

November 5

November 12

"Overview of Grief"  -- Steve Sims

"Gender Differences" -  Brenda DeMotte

"Where Are We Now?" - Lizz Clevang

"Myths of Grief" - Brenda DeMotte

"Is It Grief or Something More?" - Dr. Mary Harlow

"Understanding Grief"   Mary Marxoux

"Valleys of Sorrow to Rivers of Joy" - Matt Meyer

"Holding onto Hope during the Holidys" Ted Bowman

Member Churches


  • Christ the King Lutheran
  • Nativity of Mary Catholic
  • Normandale Hylands United Methodist
  • Oak Grove Presbyterian
  • Peace Lutheran
  • St. Bonaventure Catholic
  • St. Edward's Catholic
  • St. Luke's Lutheran
  • St. Marks United Church of Christ
  • St. Stephen Lutheran
  • Transfiguration Lutheran


  • Church of the Assumption
  • House of Prayer Lutheran
  • Oak Grove Lutheran
  • St. Nicholas Episcopal
  • St. Peter's Catholic
  • St. Richard Catholic
  • Woodlake Lutheran


Cindy Bloom
Ron Bongard
Christ Lutheran Church
Pastor Otis Borop
Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church
Jan Featherstone
Barb Schaak Kaminski
Kerry Kronkhite
Nativity of Mary
Jolaine Liupakka
St. Richard's Catholic Church
Lynne A. Morin
Mia Ah Sani
Director of Social Justice
St. Edward's Catholic Church (952) 835‑7102