Grief Gathering

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Date(s) - 02/05/2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life Center


Give Sorrow Words

After the service on February 4, Rev. Larry Smith will lead an in-person, initial gathering in the Trexler Room for people who are experiencing grief over congregational changes. In the Assessment of Ministries last spring, congregants mentioned grief in their reflections on congregational life. Termination of settled ministries and the loss of the building were mentioned as causes for grief, but there are probably other issues to discuss. There will also be a gathering about grief by Zoom in February. After these meetings, the Committee on Shared Ministry will meet, review the gatherings, and determine the next steps.

In “Macbeth,” Shakespeare states, “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” Please attend this gathering if you are experiencing feelings of grief or loss in regard to the church. Speaking your thoughts might help and might help others as well. If you would prefer to speak privately, then feel free to contact Rev. Larry.

Please note: This Grief Gathering originally planned for after the service on Sunday, January 22, has been rescheduled for after the service on February 5. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rev. Larry Smith at