REBUILD: Grief Support at South Barrington

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Find life after loss

When life deals you a deep loss, where can you turn?

REBUILD workshops offer comfort, hope, and practical tools for healing after a significant loss—such as the death of a loved one, infertility, stillbirth, or a miscarriage. REBUILD offers its core workshop each spring and fall, and topical events and classes throughout the year.

What will you experience in REBUILD's core workshop?

  • Compelling, practical large-group teaching from Chrissie Steyn, LCPC, and a team of therapists, pastors, and teachers who have navigated their own seasons of loss.
  • Safe, confidential small-group conversations led by compassionate leaders—alongside fellow participants who have experienced a similar loss.
  • Practical tools for helpful grieving and spiritual guidance for understanding where God fits in your story.
Winter 2017 REBUILD: Finding life after loss

Dates: 7:30–9 p.m., Wednesdays, January 25–March 22
Location: Blue Sky 2

To secure your space for Winter 2017 REBUILD, register for the group that matches the death you're grieving:
Grief counseling 
To find a counselor who can help you in this season, call the church at 847-765-5000 and ask to speak with a response pastor. Willow Creek’s Counselor Referral Network (CRN) includes a number of skilled, compassionate therapists who specialize in helping people process a significant loss. Learn more.

 

Questions?

To learn more about REBUILD or volunteer, contact Chrissie (224-512-1827).


FALL 2016 REBUILD: Finding life after loss

Dates: 7:30–9 p.m., Wednesdays, September 14–November 16
Location: Blue Sky 2 (From the water wall in the Main Lobby, go down the stairs and turn right.)

Miss a session from Fall 2016? The audio file and handout for each session will be posted below for one week following its release date.

Child Grief Support

Kids tend to grieve differently from adults. This ten-week program, offered at Willow South Barrington in conjunction with REBUILD, helps kids (kindergarten–grade 5) who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, close relative, or friend.

What happens at Child Grief Support? Children engage in age-targeted activities that help them express and process their loss. Games, drama, art, journaling, storytelling, and imaginative play are led by compassionate leaders who understand kids and loss.

Note: Those registering for this core workshop also will be included in the Handling the Holidays workshop described below.

Register your child.

Volunteer for Child Grief Support.

Contact: Kirsten Hitchcock 224-512-1791

Grief counseling for kids: Willow Creek’s Counselor Referral Network (CRN) includes a number of skilled, compassionate therapists who can help people process a significant loss. Ask for a therapist who specializes in child grief. Learn more.

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