Grief Share

Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.  When a spouse dies, his/her partner loses so much more than just a spouse.  Think about it.  There are dozens of secondary roles that pass away along with their loved ones that cannot be easily replaced.  A few are:

Lawn maintenance person

Financial Advisor/bill payer


Cook & meal planner

Travel companion

Medical advocate

Someone to sit with

Errand Runner & shopper

Snow removal person

Best Friend

Your Child

Your “team” has been dissolved, and there’s only one brain left.  To complicate matters, the surviving spouse is often left with a reduced income and can’t always hire someone to perform those tasks.  It’s often hard to ask others to help.  So, if you know someone who has been widowed, be proactive.  Ask for ways you can help them.  Anticipate their needs and offer a willing hand.  Helping others rewards the helper.  You provide a blessing and are blessed in return.

If you or someone you know are experiencing grief, Grief Share might be for you.  It’s a support group where you can share with others and learning coping strategies through videos, homework, and discussion.  Please consider joining us.  We have two groups, one for spouses only on the third Tuesday of each month at 2pm and one for ANYONE who is grieving loss on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 5-7pm.  For more information, contact Marsha Gaffin at


1st Christian Church also holds Grief Share sessions.   This is offered as a hybrid with a zoom option or in person.   Contact Gary Phillips at for more information.

First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth