REBUILD: Grief Support

Facing a significant loss—such as the death of a loved one, infertility, stillbirth, or a miscarriage—can leave you in need of help and hope. Willow Creek's workshops provide a place for you to find community and gain practical tools for grieving. We welcome you to explore offerings at all Willow campuses. Click on your preferred location below.

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South Barrington Fall 2017 REBUILD: Finding life after loss 

When you're grieving the loss of a loved one, where can you turn?

REBUILD's core workshop offers 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 this nine-week workshop twice a year (winter/spring and fall), and hosts topical events and classes throughout the year.

What will you experience in REBUILD's core workshop?

  • Compelling, practical large-group teaching from 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.

Fall session: September 13–November 15, 2017.

To register, choose the type of loss you're grieving. (If you've experienced more than one type of loss, choose the primary loss.)
  • I've lost a parent.
  • I've lost a child.
  • I've lost a pregnancy or baby (miscarriage/stillbirth).
  • I've lost a spouse.
  • I've lost a relative or friend

  • Handling the Holidays after a Loss

    Facing the holidays after you've lost a loved one can feel overwhelming. This one-night workshop equips you to plan for the speed bumps and potholes you'll encounter along the way. You'll walk away with loads of tips and a personalized planner to help you survive—and celebrate—the season while giving dignity to your loss and the loved one you miss. No registration required. (Note: If you register for the fall session of REBUILD, your REBUILD group will automatically be included in Handling the Holidays.) 

    7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017


    Grief counseling

    To find a licensed 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. 

    Questions?

    To learn more about REBUILD or to volunteer, contact Leigh (224-512-1585).

Fall 2017 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: Children registered for this core workshop also will be included in the Handling the Holidays workshop on November 15.

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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