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.

2021 Schedule


Thursdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Fall 2021 Grief Series
September 23 - November 11
4:30-6 p.m.

September 23 "Dealing with Being Grief Stuck" Dale Swan

September 30 "Multiple Loss" Julie Ditzler

October 7 "Anxiety Disorder" Dick Anderson

October 14 "The Courage to Ask:
Embracing Help on the Path to Healing," Dr. Renee Garpestad

October 21 "Mastering the Art of Being Broken" Lee Erickson

October 28 "Grief and Shame" Dr. Robert Albers

November 4 "Understanding Grief," Chaplain Mary Marcoux

November 11 "A Time of Remembrance" Joan Apt

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 (952) 924-8210 For questions or information, email: otis.borop@nhumc.net
CINDY BLOOM
Kerry Cronkhite
Nativity of Mary
Jan Featherstone
Barb Schaak Kaminski
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