Grace UMC invites you to our first Grace Talks, a public lecture series, which will take place on the first Tuesday of April. Claire Chow, a marriage and family therapist, will give a talk on how to deal with grief and ultimately find healing. We will provide supper at 6:30 pm so that families, friends, and those who work may come, eat, and enjoy the talk. The talk will begin at 7 pm and ends at 8 pm after a Q & A session in between.
If you have recently lost your loved ones or have friends suffering from the loss, this will be a place where you (and your family or friends) find wisdom, comfort, encouragement, and a support group. Grace UMC welcomes you with open hearts, open arms, and open doors.
Learning about and learning from grief
No one is immune from grief. We all experience losses of different kinds and have a variety of reactions to our losses. In this Grace Talk, we will learn more about the grief process and about how to help ourselves and others going through this difficult time. Ultimately, grief can also be a moment of transformation, helping us to understand ourselves and our relationships better and deepen our spiritual connections.
Claire Chow is a marriage and family therapist who has practiced in the San Ramon area for 30 years, with a specialization in grief and cross cultural issues. She has led many grief groups and taught about this subject to graduate students. Ms. Chow is a long time member of Lynnewood United Methodist Church in Pleasanton.