Grief can suddenly overwhelm us and turn our world upside down. Many times grief is associated with the loss of a loved one. But, grief can also be experienced in profound ways because of loss in a divorce, a disabling illness, loosing a job, the birth of a child with disabilities and other life changing situations.
Believing there’s need for support for these grieving individuals and families in our community, Friendship Alliance Church, 835 26th Ave. S.E., will begin a monthly support group in April. The first “Life Change Support Group” will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m.
This group will be open to all persons who feel that their life has been radically changed because of circumstances that caused them to experience deep loss and are finding it very difficult coping with day to day life, according to a press release from the church.
The motto for the group will be, “Our life has changed but our God has not.”
“This support group will be a great place of fellowship and encouragement,” the press release said. “Not only will we seek to understand the grieving process and comfort each other in loss but we will also celebrate the goodness of God and His future hope and plans for our lives. Please know that this group will not be a ‘moan and groan, whine and cry, pity party.’ We’re going to have a good time being together and, with the help of God’s grace, work real hard at rediscovering the joy of living again.”
Two couples partnered together to lead this support group, John and Carol Ann Eubanks and Jimmy and Chris Albritton.
If anyone has any questions, they can call John Eubanks at 873-5740.