South Barrington 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 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 also hosts topical events and classes on helpful grieving throughout the year.
REBUILD for Teens: Students in grades 8–12 can attend REBUILD's core workshop as part of a group led by trained Elevate and Student Impact staff. Students hear the same large-group teaching as adult REBUILD participants, and their table leader then guides a discussion at age-targeted levels. Note: For students 17 and younger, registration must be submitted by a parent or guardian.
Fall 2018 REBUILD
7:30–9 p.m., Wednesdays, September 12–November 14
Registration for the fall semester of REBUILD opens in mid-July. To be notified as soon as registration goes live, click here.
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 (infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss), spouse, and relative/friend.
To learn more about REBUILD or to volunteer, contact Leigh (224-512-1585).
Fall 2018 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 7) 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.
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.
To find a licensed counselor who can help you in this season, call the church at 847-765-5000 (9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday––Friday) 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.