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.

2024 Schedule

Thursdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Spring 2024 Grief Series
March 28 - May 16
Oak Grove Lutheran Church
7045 Lyndale Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
4:30-6 p.m.

No meeting on March 28 (Maundy Thursday)

April 4 "Growing Through Grief and Multiple Loss" Julie Ditzler

April 11 "How Families Grieve" Mary Anne Kelly-Wright

April 18 "Sibling Loss" Rev. Catherine Duncan

April 25 "Mindfulness as a Tool for Working Through Grief" Jean Fagerstrom

May 2 "Writing Through Grief" Elizabeth Johnson

May 9 "Myths of Grief" Norine Larson

May 16 "Navigating Life After Loss" Erin Hente

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


Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church (612) 735-2839 For questions or information, email: [email protected]
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) 835‑7101