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 even celebrate—the holiday season while giving dignity to your loss and the loved one you miss. No registration required. Teacher: September Vaudrey
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017
South Barrington Winter 2018 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.
- REBUILD offers groups based on the type of of loss people have experienced: Parent, child, pregnancy or baby (miscarriage/stillbirth), child, spouse, and relative/friend/other.
Next session begins January 2018To receive an early notification when registration for this workshop goes live, subscribe here.
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.
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.
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.