The Queen’s Chapel GriefShare Group just completed its Spring/Summer 2021 session. We met as a group of 28 participants and leaders for thirteen weeks. This session, led by First Lady Sonja Butler, was a glorious example of our vision of being Kingdom-focused and Disciple-strong. Participants were offered Spirit-filled encouragement and Bible-based tools to deal with the grief of losing a loved one. Here are just a few comments we received from our GriefShare participants:
“The Grief Share Program at Queen’s Chapel is “Extraordinary, Anointed, Magical, & Graceful.” It has opened doors for me mentally, emotionally, & spiritually, which I never knew actually existed. It has given me the tools to not only grow as a “Man” and a Christian, but also it has allowed me the wonderful opportunity of being a true blessing to many others by sharing my individual testimony. By being part of the Grief Share Group, it has given me a “loving and truly unimaginable” gift, which was the inheritance of another “immediate” family.” – C.H.
“GriefShare has helped me the most by giving me living, breathing hope in the form of our counselors and fellow mourners. To see their courage and drive to push forward every week has truly been an inspiration to me.” – D.C.
“Queen’s Chapel UMC’s GriefShare program has been an absolute blessing to participate in. I look forward to spending time with the group each week and unpacking the stories and lessons featured in the book and shared by other group members/participants. From the first day, I attended I expected to really benefit, and I certainly have. I often share the overall program of GriefShare with others and even invited my sister to attend Queen’s Chapel’s group with me.” –R.L.
“To God be the glory! To my Grief Share family, you have been my blessing in this time of need. When the time arrived, and God called my mom home, I thought and believed I would be more prepared for her transition. I was totally wrong. I lost it. I didn’t understand the pain, emptiness, or confusion of what I do now. When God took away a part of me that I had known all my life, he gave me First Lady Sonja and this amazing group to help me see my way through this pain. God is an awesome God!!!!!!!!!” – J.M.
The next GriefShare Group session will be held via Zoom in January 2022. There will be an announcement when you can register. However, if you have immediate grief concerns, please contact the church office at (301) 210-9038, and someone from our GriefShare team will reach out to you.