Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program held at Crossroads United Methodist Church. The group is led by people who have personal experience with grief that accompanies the death of a loved one. Those facilitating have received training through Church Initiative’s National GriefShare Facilitating Training seminar.

This non-denominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real life stories of people, followed by group discussion. Past participants have related how helpful the information and discussions were to them. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is a opportunity to be around others who understand what you are feeling.

GriefShare meets for 2 hours a week for 13 weeks. There will be two sessions beginning on Thursday, Sept. 7. There will be a session from 10 a.m. to noon and one at 6 to 8 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N. Main St., Washington. Please call the church at 309-444-2381 to register or with any questions. There is a $15 fee to cover cost of the workbooks, but scholarships are available for those unable to pay.

Even though Crossroads sponsors the program, everyone is more than welcome to attend.