Locations & Speaker Schedule

March 18, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all sessions of the Edina Coalition for Grief Support are cancelled until further notice.  We will begin our sessions as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you wish to speak one-on-one with someone, please fill out our CONTACT US FORM and we will have someone contact you as soon as we can.

In the meantime, please consider the following advice, authored by our longtime friend and supporter Ted Bowman:

Some Guidelines for Grief Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak

1) Monitor your own health and follow health department guidelines

2) Check-in on some of your family and friends during these days, even some with whom you have not recently connected. Say something like, hello, just sending my care during these days.

3) Practice differing ways of grief care during these days. Consider adding other care practices because so many typical outlets may be unavailable, cancelled, or unwise for health reasons. Consider: music, prayer, pray for others, get outside if your own health permits, take notice of small pleasures (cup of tea or coffee, sun coming through your window, an hour of quiet, complete a small task, comfort food, talk to a friend via phone, write a note, remember with tears and smiles someone who has died.

4) Review recent Edina Grief Coalition sessions: what did someone say in a group that you want to “hang onto” and use today…or something one of the speakers said that was helpful.

5) What advice would you give to another grieving person? In other words, if you were the speaker, what would you say to fellow grievers?

6) Be aware of what is not canceled because of the coronavirus, including:

Getting Outdoors: NOT CANCELED

Music: NOT CANCELED

Family: NOT CANCELED

Reading: NOT CANCELED

Singing: NOT CANCELED

Taxes: NOT CANCELED

Laughing: NOT CANCELED

Hope: NOT CANCELED

Let’s Embrace What We Have.

7) Whatever your beliefs are, lean on the best of them these days.

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Our meetings are held most Thursdays during the year and are led by trained volunteers.  

You may join any time during a series.

  • Registration: 4:15 p.m.
  • Speaker Presentation: 4:30 p.m.
  • Small Group Discussion: 5:00 p.m.
  • Adjourn: 6:00 p.m.

 

Spring 2020

April 2 – June 25, 2020

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
Kay Turner, Administrative Assistant
Edina MN 55436

Website: www.good.org
Church phone: 952-929-0049

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2020

    Meeting Cancelled

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020

    NO MEETING

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2020

    Meeting Cancelled

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2020

    Meeting Cancelled

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    Meeting Cancelled

  • Thu
    07
    May
    2020

    Meeting Cancelled

  • Thu
    14
    May
    2020

    TBD

    Speaker: TBDGood Samaritan United Methodist Church of Edina

    Registration / Social: 4:15 pm
    Speaker: 4:30 pm

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2020

    NO Meeting

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    Grief and Guilt

    Speaker: Lee EricksonGood Samaritan United Methodist Church of Edina

    Registration / Social: 4:15 pm
    Speaker: 4:30 pm

  • Thu
    04
    Jun
    2020

    Moving Forward in Hope

    Speaker: Chaplain Jay HillestadGood Samaritan United Methodist Church of Edina

    Registration / Social: 4:15 pm
    Speaker: 4:30 pm

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020

    Personal Story- Loss of Child

    Speaker: Paul and Linda SchelinGood Samaritan United Methodist Church of Edina

    Registration / Social: 4:15 pm
    Speaker: 4:30 pm

  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2020

    Writing through Grief

    Speaker: Elizabeth JohnsonGood Samaritan United Methodist Church of Edina

    Registration / Social: 4:15 pm
    Speaker: 4:30 pm

  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020

    Grief and Anger

    Speaker: Mark PatrickGood Samaritan United Methodist Church of Edina

    Registration / Social: 4:15 pm
    Speaker: 4:30 pm

In the event of severe weather, call the hosting church to see if the meeting is cancelled.