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. At this time, our meetings are virtual. You may register with Barb,
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.

2021 Schedule

Thursdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 Grief Series
April 1 - May 20
4:30-6 p.m.

Speakers and support sessions will be virtual.
Contact Barb at

April 1 "Grief and the Quest for Meaning" Jean Greenwood

April 8 "Searching for a Different Normal" Mary Ann Kelly-Wright

April 15 "Grief in Liminal Time" Beryl Schewe

April 22 "Habits of Resilience for Grievers" Beryl Schewe

April 29 "Major Myths of Grief" Dick Obershaw

May 6 "Processing Grief" Dick Obershaw

May 13 "Grief and Resiliency" Catherine Duncan

May 20 "How to Go Back to Familiar Places" Rev. Kenneth DeFore

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 Cronkhite
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