Addressing Grief + Loss in Community
Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are woven together pursing the common good and actively participating in Christ’s call for everyone to flourish. One part of this vision is an improved understanding of and engagement with communities facing poverty, homelessness, addictions and food insecurity. Working with vulnerable individuals living with these challenges – especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose crisis – brings us near those experiencing grief and loss.
Many that attend supportive community and church programs see the setting as a primary spiritual community or connection to a Body of Faith. As that body, how do we address the death of one of our community members – honouring their life, supporting other community members through their grief, and sustaining ourselves in the journey?
JOIN US for a discussion to share ideas, stories and life’s most challenging questions.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:
• Basics of the physiology, psychology and theology of grief and loss
• How to recognize the signs of depression and compassion fatigue
• Creative solutions for fostering meaningful connection with vulnerable neighbours
• Time to connect with others that are experiencing similar questions, challenges and joys
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Program coordinators, chaplains and other caring support staff/volunteers who have lost people in our programs to health conditions, addiction or simply age
• People that are interested in learning about grief and loss in vulnerable communities
• People that are interested in building supportive communities
2021 DATES & TIMES (both sessions will be the same):
• Wednesday, April 14 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
• Thursday, April 15 (2:00 – 3:30 pm)
QUESTIONS: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• Virtual meeting link will be sent before the event
• You are welcome to share this invitation with others
• There is no cost for this event