Soup for the Soul, Learning Together in the Midst of Grief

 St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, Cary and Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, in partnership with Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care Congregational Outreach invite you to a free four-part series on grief.

There is no cost to those who attend. Each workshop will cover all kinds of grief: death of a loved one, becoming an empty nester, loss of a job or health, transition in life (i.e. retiring, aging), and relationships ending. The gatherings are designed so that each session stands alone, so participants can attend any amount of sessions they choose. Download a detailed flyer about the seminars. 

In each seminar, we will learn from experts and from each other, different ways to process and live with grief. We will share tools, techniques, and gifts of healing, and we’ll begin by sharing a meal together as we nourish our bodies and our hearts. Each workshop will cover all kinds of grief: 

  • Death of a loved one 
  • Becoming an empty nester 
  • Loss of a job or health 
  • Transitions in life (i.e. retiring, aging) 
  • Relationships ending 

REGISTER TODAY! RSVP for the first workshop by September 12, 2019 to Suzanne Martinez, Suzanne.martinez@advocatehealth.com 

Questions? Call: 847-842-4285 

Location Sites of the Four-Part Series 

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Seasons of Grief 
Location: Bethany Lutheran Church, 5-7 p.m. 
76 W Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL Room: Luther Hall 
Presenter: Christine SPUHLER, LCPC, Psychologist 

Sunday, November 17, 2019 – Making it through the Holidays 
Location: St. Barnabas Church, 5-7p.m. 
8901 Cary Algonquin Rd, Cary, IL 60013 Room: Family Life Center 
Presenter: Maggie MOORE, Widow Coach and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist 

Sunday, January 19, 2020 – New Beginnings?!? Faltering Steps in Grief 
Location: Bethany Lutheran Church, 5-7 p.m. 
76 W Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL Room: Luther Hall 
Presenter: TBA 

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – Life… Even in Grief |Body • Mind • Spirit 
Location: St. Barnabas Church, 5-7p.m. 
8901 Cary Algonquin Rd, Cary, IL 60013 Room: Family Life Center 
Presenter: TBA