Surviving the Holidays Seminar

    Saturday, November 20th, 2021

    For most people, Christmas usually brings to mind thoughts of family, friends, presents, and fellowship around the table. But for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, holidays can be painful. The Grief Share Surviving the Holidays seminar offers a safe place for people to learn how to deal with all the demands and emotions the holidays can bring. We’ll watch a video about holiday survival and your hosts will discuss some helps for the Christmas holiday season. 

    You are invited to join us at Community Bible Church on Saturday, November 20th at 10:30 am. 

    RSVP to the church at 519.225.2580 or email 

    Please feel free to contact Jeff and Laura for more info.


    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, other family member or a friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

    This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about many things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

    About the GriefShare Series

    GriefShare is made up of 10 sessions. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

    DVD Seminar

    Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television, magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic re-enactments and on-location video.

    Support Group Discussion

    After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

    Workbook Based Personal Study & Reflection

    During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.


    • Is This Normal?
    • Challenges of Grief
    • The Journey of Grief-Part One
    • The Journey of Grief-Part Two
    • Grief and Your Relationships
    • Why?
    • Guilt and Anger
    • Complicating Factors
    • Stuck
    • Lessons of Grief-Part One
    • Lessons of Grief-Part Two
    • Heaven
    • What Do I Live for Now?

    GriefShare Leaders

    If you would like more information about GriefShare, please contact Jeff Swan or Laura Smith

    Loss of a Spouse

    Grieving the death of a spouse? Or do you know someone who is?
    Your life has changed forever. The daily emotions and challenges can seem too hard to bear.
    You can find help at a Loss of a Spouse seminar. It is a one night event where we visit, 
    watch a short excellent DVD and then we will finish the evening in discussion over some refreshments. 
    You will be among people who have some understanding of what you are going through.

    Please feel free to contact Jeff and Laura for more info.