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. You can start any series at any time. There is no commitment on attendance and no cost. 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.

2022 Schedule

Thursdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Spring 2022 Grief Series
March 31 -May 19
4:30-6 p.m.

March 31 "Grief and Intimacy" Bob Bartlett

April 7 "The Ripple Effects of Grief" Brittany Squillace

April 14 No grief session (Maundy Thursday)

April 21 "Change, Loss and Grief" Part 1 Brenda DeMotte

April 28 "Leaving the Desert" Bob Bartlett

May 5 "Change, Loss and Greif" Part 2 Brenda DeMotte

May 12 "This Puzzle Called Grief" Donna Mathiowetz

May 19 "The Myths of Grief" Norine Larson

Member Churches

Bloomington

  • 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

Richfield

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

Board


PASTOR OTIS BOROP
President
Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church (612) 735-2839 For questions or information, email: otis.borop@nhumc.net
CINDY BLOOM
Beth Gaetz
Nativity of Mary
Jan Featherstone
Barb Schaak Kaminski
Sheila Przesmicki
Lynne A. Morin
Mia Ah Sani
Director of Social Justice
St. Edward's Catholic Church (952) 835‑7102