2015 Grief Support Fall Series


You don’t have to walk this path alone.


South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support
2015 Fall Series


Our Lady of Peace Church
5426 12th Avenue South, Minneapolis 55417
Phone: 612-824-2111


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 on Thursdays

  • September 24– Overview of Grief, Brenda DeMotte
  • October 1–Effects of Grief, Brenda DeMotte
  • October 8–God Signs & Dad Stories, Paula Pettis
  • October 15–The Forgotten Mourners, Anita Makar
  • October 22–Living the Grief Journey, Mary Canakes
  • October 29–Beyond Now – A Journal of Ordinary Grief, P.J. Doyle
  • November 5–Regaining Resilience & Balance, Brenda DeMotte
  • November 12–Why God, Why?, Karen Jensen Salisburg
  • November 19–Holiday Grief: Grieving While the Rest of the World is Celebrating, Arnold Krueger
  • December 3– Service Of Remembrance


  • Brenda DeMotte – Professional Grief Counselor
  • Anita Makar – Grief Survivor, Author
  • Mary Canakes – Grief Survivor
  • P.J. Doyle – Grief Survivor, Red Cross Supervisor, Journal Instructor
  • Paula Pettis – Author, Grief Survivor
  • Karen Jensen Salisburg – Author, Grief Survivor
  • Arnold Krueger – Grief Coordinator, Bethlehem Lutheran, Grief Facilitator


Individuals may join the group at any time. For further information, contact the coordinator, Norine Larson at 952-925-2437. Jean Mills is the summer coordinator. Her number is 952-925-2437. Grief Coalition congregations: 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. 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 Nancy Biele, Executive Director at 612-827-6159 or go to www.trustinc.org.


September 24                       Overview of Grief                                                     Brenda DeMotte

October 1                               Effects of Grief                                                         Brenda DeMotte

October 8                               God Signs & Dad Stories                                       Paula Pettis

October 15                             The Forgotten Mourners                                         Anita Makar

October 22                             Living the Grief Journey                                         Mary Canakes

October 29                             Beyond Now – A Journal of Ordinary Grief        P.J. Doyle

November 5                          Regaining Resilience & Balance                         Brenda DeMotte

November 12                        Why God, Why?                                               Karen Jensen Salisburg

November 19                        Holiday Grief: Grieving While the Rest

of the World is Celebrating                                    Arnold Krueger

November 26                        NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING

December 3                          Service Of Remembrance

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