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.

Fall 2022 Grief Series
September 22 - November 10
Nativity of Mary Catholic Church
9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN
4:30-6 p.m.

September 22 "Soul Work" Bob Bartlett

September 29 "The Courage to Ask: Embracing Help on the Path to Healing" Dr. Renee Garpestad

October 6 "The Puzzle Called Grief" Donna Mathiowetz

October 13 "Where is God in My Grief?" Stuart Walker

October 20 "How to Work Through Trauma and Grief" Brittany Squillace

October 27 "Fresh Start for Your Family Estate Plan After a Death" Bill Peterson

November 3 "Energy Healing for Grief" Karen Morey

November 10 "Preparing for the Holidays" Norine Larson

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:
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