2019 Grief Support – Winter Series

by ccunningham on February 4, 2019


South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support

St. Joan Of Arc – “The Arc”
4537 3rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis MN 55409

6:15 PM                     Registration and refreshments
6:30 – 7:00 PM       Speaker
7:00 – 8:00 PM       Facilitated small groups

(click here for flyer)

  • Jan. 24–The Loss Of Dreams–Ted Bowman
  • Jan. 31–Building Resilience–Ted Bowman
  • Feb. 7–Hope After Loss–Mary Christopherson
  • Feb. 14–No ClassValentine’s Day
  • Feb. 21–Am I Going Crazy?–Judy Young
  • Feb. 28–Living With Loss–Jamie Mosley
  • Mar. 7–What To Do With The Stuff!–Mary Ann Kelly-Wright
  • Mar. 14–Mind-Body Connection–Lorry Lundberg
  • Mar. 21–Which Way Do I Turn?–Donna Mathiowitz
  • Mar. 28–Take Care Of Yourself!–Carol Oldowski
  • April 4–Service Of Remembrance

Ted Bowman – Trainer, Consultant, Educator
Mary Christopherson – Grief Survivor, Author
Judy Young – Retired Grief Counselor
Jamie Mosley – Grief Survivor
Mary Ann Kelly-Wright – Pastoral Minister, Grief Coordinator
Lorry Lundborg – Grief Survivor, Grief Facilitator
Donna Mathiowitz – Grief Survivor, Author
Carol Oldowskii, R.N. – Parish Nurse, Nativity Of Mary

The South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support was formed in the winter of 1994. It became a program of TRUST in 2006. TRUST, Inc. is an interfaith coalition of congregations providing services in South Minneapolis. For more information about TRUST, contact Carolyn Deters, Executive Director at 612-827-6159 or go to www.trustinc.org. Norine Larson is the Coalition Coordinator. Her number is 952-925-2437. This meeting is in the building called “The Arc”, 4457 3rd Avenue South.


2018 Grief Support – Fall Series

by ccunningham on October 17, 2018


You don’t have to walk this path alone.

South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support
2018 Fall Series

The South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support provides education & support for those who are grieving. Support groups are designed for adults experiencing grief as a result of the death of a loved one.

Understanding the grief process and the many emotions involved in working through one’s grief makes the journey less painful. Guest speakers share their own experience and professional knowledge on grief and loss. Small discussion groups follow the speaker each week, led by trained facilitators.

  • Groups are open-ended; come as you feel the need.
  • Presentations are made by clergy, grief educators and peers .
  • Topics cover a wide range of grief support needs and concerns.
  • There are separate discussion groups for spouse loss and other losses.
  • Individuals may join the group at any time.
  • A suggested donation of $5 per session is welcome.



Richfield United Methodist Church
5835 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis MN 55419
Phone: 612-861-6086

6:15 PM                     Registration and refreshments
6:30 – 7:00 PM       Speaker
7:00 – 8:00 PM      Facilitated small groups
*All groups are on Thursdays.*

Schedule of Speakers:
Sept. 27 Overview of Grief                                           Beryl Schewe
Oct. 4      Myths of Grief                                                Brenda DeMotte
Oct. 11    Hope and Resilience                                     Brenda DeMotte
Oct. 18    Living with Loss                                             Jamie Mosley
Oct. 25    Valleys of Sorrow to Rivers of Joy               Mark Meyer
Nov. 1     How Grief Changes Family Systems           Steve Sims
Nov. 8     Taking Care of Feelings                                Sr. Adair Lassonde
Nov. 15   Surviving the Holidays                                   Barbara Moore
Nov. 22   THANKSGIVING                                           NO MEETING
Nov. 29   he Trauma of Loss                                         Rachael Cavegn
Dec. 6     Service of Remembrance

Beryl Schewe – Director of Pastoral Care at Our Lady of Grace, Author
Brenda DeMotte, MSW, LICSW – Professional Grief Counselor
Jamie Mosely – Survivor – Counselor, Bridging Hope Counseling
Mark Meyer – Grief Survivor, Grief Facilitator
Steve Sims – Bereavement Coordinator, Fairview Hospice
Sr. Adaire Lassonde, MA, LICSW
Barbara Moore – Grief Survivor, Grief Coordinator, Author
Rachael Cavegn, PhD, LICSW – Professional Counselor

Individuals may join the group at any time. Norine Larson is the Grief Coalition Coordinator and can be reached at 952-925-2437. Grief Coalition congregations are Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Church of the Annunciation, Diamond Lake Lutheran, Lake Harriet Christian, Our Lady of Peace, Richfield United Methodist, St. Joan of Arc, St. John’s Episcopal and Walker Methodist Health Center Pastoral Care. The South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support was formed in the winter of 1994 and became a TRUST Program in 2006. TRUST, Inc. is an interfaith coalition of congregations providing services in south Minneapolis. For more information about TRUST, contact Carolyn Deters, Executive Director at 612-827-6159 or carolyn@trustinc.org.

Grief Coalition Congregations:

4100 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis  MN  55409

2914 W. 44th Street
Minneapolis MN 55410

509 W. 54th Street
Minneapolis MN 55419

5760 Portland Avenue S.
Minneapolis MN 55417

5009 Beard Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55410

5426 12th Avenue S.
Minneapolis MN 55417

5835 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55419

4537 3rdAvenue South
Minneapolis MN 55409

4201 Sheridan Avenue South
Minneapolis MN  55410

3737 Bryant Avenue S.
Minneapolis MN 55409

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13th Annual Walker Methodist 5k/10K Run & Walk

by ccunningham on May 10, 2018

Join the 13th Annual Walk & Run
to Benefit Walker Methodist

Gather Sponsors for
TRUST Parish Nursing

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Lake Harriet at the Band Shell

8:00 a.m. Registration starts
9:00 a.m. 10K Starts
9:05 a.m. 5K Starts
Walk starts immediately after

Registration Fees

Register at www.walkermethodist.org/foundation and scroll down to the walk (join team TRUST Parish Nursing) OR register in person the day of the walk. Pick up the sponsorship form here or on the TRUST web site to get sponsors for TRUST Parish Nursing. Whether or not you register for the event, you can collect sponsors for the TRUST folks that do. All race registrants will receive a t-shirt, water and refreshments. Questions? Call TRUST at 612827-6159, email at trust@trustinc.org. It’s easy. Walk and collect pledges for the TRUST Parish Nurse program!

Download Poster Here

Download Sponsor Form Here

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A Message From Executive Director, Nancy Biele

by ccunningham on April 11, 2018

From Nancy Biele

Dear TRUST Friends:

In June of 2000, I began my journey with TRUST. Since that time, we have added churches, created initiatives formed by the congregations and maintained our core services. I am only the seventh Executive Director that TRUST has had in its 48-year history. Prior to me, the longest serving Executive Director was at TRUST for six years. I have been here 18 years, and I will be retiring in June.

I have preached and done mission moments in most of the churches. I have met with your committees and consulted on your outreach efforts.   I will miss the conversations with the congregations and clergy. I will miss working with all of you.  You have helped us with our events and fundraisers and volunteer recruitment and funding and many other tasks. You could write the playbook on how to get churches working together.  I thank you for the multiple ways you have supported TRUST, and I trust that you will continue to do so under new leadership.

Unfortunately, my leaving also comes at a time when finances are particularly tenuous, and we have had to make severe cuts.  While the timing of my leaving is coincidental to our financial straits, it means that I will be working very hard to make up last year’s deficit and continue raising money for 2018 in the months I have left. I could use your help in that.

I have faith in all those connected with TRUST that life will go on. I am already grieving the loss; however, I am not gone. We have a lot of work to do first. Please join me in continuing the TRUST mission: “TRUST unites and mobilizes congregations and the community to serve and empower our neighbors.”

Blessings and thanks.

The job description is available here.

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2018 Grief Support – Summer Series

April 10, 2018

 You don’t have to walk this path alone. South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support 2018 Summer Series St. Joan of Arc Parish 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409 Phone: 612-823-8205 click here for a printable schedule or here for an informational brochure 6:15……………………Registration and refreshments 6:30 – 7:00 PM………Speaker 7:00 – 8:00 PM………Facilitated small groups All groups are [...]

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CoAM Spring Luncheon Fundraiser – April 30, 2018

April 10, 2018

Come celebrate all things CoAM! Join us for our spring luncheon on Monday, April 30 at Noon, Bethel Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Avenue South Listen to Jim Shannon’s piano wizardry as you dine. Hear CoAM stories and find yourself in pictures! $15 donation For reservations: sign up at Life Enrichment leave a message at 612-721-5786 [...]

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CoAM Day Tour – Visit Rochester – Tuesday, April 9, 2018

March 13, 2018

Visit Rochester on a CoAM Day Tour Thursday, April 19, 2018 for $98 Registration deadline is April 12th (download printable flyer here) First, we will tour the historic Mayowood Mansion. Mayowood was built in 1911 by Dr. Charles H. Mayo, who lived there until 1939. Now, this 38 room historic house is home to an extensive decorative [...]

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Caritas Vocal Ensemble – Dinner and Concert – Saturday, April 21

March 13, 2018

(downloadable flyer) Saturday, April 21 Dinner at 5:00 PM Concert at 6:00 PM Benefiting TRUST Parish Nursing Come for date night! Come for “someone else is cooking” night! Come for wonderful music night! Come to raise money for Parish Nursing night! But come! $25 for concert & dinner Concert only – $15 general $10 for [...]

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CoAM Life Enrichment Series – Spring 2018

March 13, 2018

For Lifelong Learning Mondays,  April 9 through April 30 9:30 – 11:50 a.m. Classes held at centrally located Bethel Lutheran Church 17th Ave. So. & 42nd St. E., Minneapolis Click here for a printable class schedule Monday, April 9 9:30—10:30 AM GREAT DECISIONS: Global Engagement and the Military Presented by Jon Olson, Commander US Navy [...]

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Open Position: TRUST Administrator

March 13, 2018

Sad news for us! Great news for her! Beth, our Administrator for the past 18 years is moving north to Ely. So we have a job opening!   You can download a copy of the job description here or read the description below: ====================================================== TRUST ADMINISTRATOR QUALIFICATIONS 1. Skills Strong organizational and time management skills Excellent [...]

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