Support for those who mourn: Growing thru Grief offers year-round support for those who have lost a loved one. On September 4, Bill Dahl will mark the group’s anniversary with “Five Years and Counting.” Sharon Walker’s topic on September 11 is “It’s OK That You Are Not OK.” On September 25, Artie Hendricks will begin our fall six-week series on the grief process. His topics are:
September 25 From Loneliness to Community
October 2 From Anxiety to Peace
October 9 From Guilt to Forgiveness
October 16 From Anger to Resolution
October 23 From Meaninglessness to Hope
October 30 From Grief to Reinvestment
Artie Hendricks, MDiv, ThM, is a Senior Clinical Administrative Chaplain of Palliative Care and Bereavement Services with the Department of Chaplain Services and Education at Duke University Hospital. He completed his Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology at Duke Divinity School. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Artie is in his 11th year at Duke where he was the former Director of Duke’s Partners in Caring program for nine years. He has served as a hospice chaplain, bereavement coordinator, and an Army National Guard chaplain.
Growing thru Grief is a free, open, confidential program sponsored by a coalition of area religious and civic organizations to provide support and comfort to those who mourn. Following the presentation, we break into small group discussions. Meetings are held year-round on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 1200 W. Cornwallis. We gather at 4 pm for coffee and cookies, and the meeting starts at 4:30 and ends by 6.