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.

Summer 2022 Grief Series
July 7 - August 25
Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Ave S, Bloomington
4:30-6 p.m.

July 7 "Will I Always Feel This Way?" Nancy Jo Sullivan

July 14 "The Greatest of These is Love: Cherishing What Remains" Nancy Jo Sullivan

July 21 "Habits of Resilience for Grieving" Beryl Schewe

July 28 "Strategies for Getting Unstuck" Beryl Schewe

August 4 "Understanding Grief" Mary Marcoux

August 11 "Going Back to Familiar Places" Rev. Kenneth DeFor

August 18 "A Place for Joy in the Journey" Dale Swan

August 25 "Discernment: Exploring Ones Losses and Grief" Ted Bowman

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