Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Grief Bible Study (online)

This came across to me, and I wanted to share in case folks were interested.  Please contact Amy with any questions or to register.


This Bible study is titled "Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy" and it is a study specifically designed to sensitively minister to the needs of individuals or groups who have experienced a pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or any form of early infant death. This study was birthed as the authors themselves sought comfort in the midst of their own pregnancy losses and many other related topics, the study uses the Scripture to explore such questions as: 

  • Where do I go to find truth?
  • Where does life come from?
  • Why was my baby too weak to live?
  • Where is my child now?
  • Can I ever understand why?
  • How can God help me deal with losing my baby?

Each session includes 11 meetings. In order to join in a session, you must be signed up before we begin. (To sign up just email me at this address)  Once we begin you must wait to the next session to join in if you have missed the final sign up date.  Each group includes anywhere between 5-10 women.  The members per session must be limited in order to allow everyone an opportunity to share.  Our meetings are always on Sunday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm Central time.

The biggest question about the study is how do we meet together from all different places?  Well, we use a software called 'gotomeeting' to facilitate a small group conference room online.  You must be signed up in order to be sent the special code for your specific session.  You would follow a link that we email you, type in the code and password, and you would be entered into the conference room.  It is very secure and private, and only the members of that session would have the proper code and password (it changes with every session).  You can be allowed to enter the room two ways, either online with your own computer's speaker and microphone, or through the phone.  There are chatting capabilities once in the room as well.

At the end of every session there is a memorial service online, where we each share something special either from or on behalf of our child/children in Heaven.  This memorial session is strictly for our group members only.  Then in October of each year, there will be a large memorial service on the 15th to honor any baby that was remembered through the year in the Bible study groups, this service will be open to anyone to view, including family members that you want to invite, or friends or church groups.  There will be more information on all of these things as we approach those dates.

Thank you for your interest and I hope that you will join us on this incredible journey.  I first went through this study after the loss of my son Gabriel at 34 weeks pregnant.  I found great comfort and love while going on this journey and have made life long friends that share this same grief as me.  Please let me know if you would like any other information and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Anchored By Hope

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