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. At this time, our meetings are virtual. You may register with Barb,
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.

Winter Grief Series
January 7 - February 25
4:30-6 p.m.

Speakers and support sessions will be virtual.
Contact Barb at

January 7 "Where Are We Now?" Lizz Clevang

January 14 "Gender Differences Brenda DeMotte

January 21 "How to Find Joy in the Journey" Dale Swan

January 28 "Is It Grief or Something More?" Dr. Mary Harlow

February 4 "Myths of Grief" Brenda DeMotte

February 11 "Understanding Grief" Chaplain Mary Marcoux

February 18 "Valleys of Sorrow to Rivers of Joy" Mark Meyer

February 25 "Facing February: Grief and Hope" Ted Bowman

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


Cindy Bloom
Ron Bongard
Christ Lutheran Church
Pastor Otis Borop
Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church
Jan Featherstone
Barb Schaak Kaminski
Kerry Cronkhite
Nativity of Mary
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