2019 Grief Support – Fall Series

South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support
FALL SERIES – 2019

St. Joan of Arc – Parish Center
4537 3rd Ave S.
Minneapolis MN 55419
Phone: 612-823-8205


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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.


  • Sep 26: Grief – The Definition – Brenda DeMotte
  • Oct 3: Grief – The Inside Story – Brenda DeMotte
  • Oct 10: Surviving the First Year of Grief – Nancy Jo Sullivan
  • Oct 17: Moving the Body to Heal the Mind – Karen Astromaky
  • Oct 24: Grief & Family Systems – Rev. Catherine Duncan
  • Oct 31: HALLOWEEN – NO CLASS
  • Nov 7: A Survivor Story – Margarita Alvarez
  • Nov 14: Grief: Past, Present & Future – Julie Ditzler
  • Nov 21: Is It Grief or Something Else – Dr. Mary Harlow
  • Nov 28: THANKSGIVING – NO MEETING
  • Dec 5: Surviving the Holidays – Barbara Moore
  • Dec 12: Service of Remembrance

Roster:

  • Brenda DeMotte, MSW, LICSW – Professional Grief Counselor
  • Nancy Jo Sullivan – Grief Survivor, Author and Trainer
  • Karen Astromaky – Professional Trainer
  • Rev. Catherine Duncan – Chaplain – Fairview Hospice
  • Margarita Alvarez – Grief Survivor
  • Julie Ditzler – Retired Nursing Home Director Grief Survivor
  • Dr. Mary Harlow – Retired Psychologist, Grief Survivor
  • Barbara Moore – Grief Survivor, Grief Coordinator and Author

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 Ann Dunagan, Interim Executive Director, at 612-827-6159.

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