Speakers and Schedule

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

You may join any time during a series.

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

Spring 2018

April 5 – June 28, 2018
No Meeting May 24

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
Joanie Webster, Church Administrator
5730 Grove Street
Edina MN 55436

Web Site:
Church phone: 952-929-0049
Coordinator: Barbara Moore: 612-845-5969




April 5 David Engelstad Grief and Self-Awareness
April 12 Eva Rogness Grief in Relationships
April 19 Eva Rogness Stress and Grief
April 26 Cathy Paulsen Grief: An Emotional Roller Coaster
May 3 Mark Meyer Valleys of Sorrow ~ Rivers of Joy (spouse loss)
May 10 Mary Christopherson Hope After Loss
May 17 Adaire Lassonde Taking Care of Feelings
May 24 No Meeting
May 31 Judy Tills Healing Touch
June 7 Susan Obremski Moving Forward
June 1 Margarita Alvarez Spouse Loss
June 21 Jean Greenwood The Quest for Meaning
June 28 Dick Obershaw The Many Myths of Grief

Summer 2018

July 12 – September 27
No meeting August 30

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Laura Stein, Business Administrator
4801 France Avenue South (Park in the south lot)
Minneapolis MN 55410

Web Site:
Church phone: 612-927-8849
Coordinator: Terry Naugle: 952-937-5933




July 12 Vicki Franzen Overview of Grief
July 19 Renée Garpestad The Courage To Ask: Embracing Help on the Path to Healing
July 26 Judy Young Why Do I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy?
August 2 Linda Cherek The In Between Time: Between Grief and Healing
August 9 Donna Mathiowetz The Skillset of Grieving
August 16 Donna Mathiowetz Roadblocks and Detours
August 23 Brenda DeMotte Myths of Grief
August 30 No Meeting
September 6 Brenda DeMotte Hope and Resilience
September 13 Bob Bartlett Redefining Our Lives
September 20 Lizz Levang Remembering With Love
September 27 Mary Marcoux Understanding Grief