Pastoral Care


Separation and divorce are devastating and even the strongest individuals find themselves unprepared to cope. This group offers a series of programs designed to address areas most impacted by ending a marriage relationship—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Registration is required before attending this 13-week session.

Thursday Evenings

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Childcare provided by reservation for babies – 5th grade


You don’t have to walk alone through a journey of grief due to the death of a loved one. In GriefShare you will receive emotional support, learn the process of grief and understand the stages of loss. Additional special sessions offered include Loss of a Spouse and Surviving the Holidays. Pre-registration is not required.

Fall Classes: August - December
Winter Classes: January - April
No Summer Classes

Wednesday Evenings

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Activities for children provided through our Wednesday night programming.

Special Griefshare Sessions

Loss of a Spouse

Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on?

At a Loss of a Spouse seminar you’ll discover:

- Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
- Why it won’t always hurt so much
- Reasons for hope
- Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse


Surviving the Holidays

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

- How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
- What to do about traditions and other coming changes
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- How to discover hope for your future


The Pastoral Care Team

Kevin Matlock

Pastoral Care, Evangelism & Senior Adults Minister

Kara Ballentine

Pastoral Care, Evangelism & Senior Adults Administrative Assistant