Surviving The Holidays

September 9th, 2013

Surviving the Holidays

At Saint Matthew United Methodist Church
1200 Moreland Dr. Belleville, Illinois 62223

Led by Liz McGlasson

One day seminar on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:30- 11:30am in the Library.

In past years, the Christmas holiday season may have been a time of great anticipation and excitement . .  . but this year, the prospect of facing the holidays without your loved one may cause anxiety and dread, You are not alone. Here you can connect with support, encouragement and advice to survive the holidays.

Open to anyone – please contact the church if you wish to attend.

New Day Grief Program

September 9th, 2013

New Day 2013

Starting Over

August 29th, 2013


Sunday, Sep 22 Sunday, Oct 27, 2013

2:00-4:00 PM

A six session support series for men and women who are adjusting to a widowed lifestyle

Sessions are held at


Shrine Visitors Center

442 South DeMazenod Dr.

Belleville, IL 62223

Week 1: Dealing with the Reality of Being Widowed

Week 2: The Grieving Process and Loneliness

Week 3: Moving from Grieving to Healing, from Isolation to Connectedness

Week 4: Reconciliation with Myself, Others, and with God

Week 5: Having Faith that there is Hope

Week 6: Getting on with My Life: Personal Growth and New Relationships


For more information, call:

Carol Kniepkamp at 618-233-0446 or 618-514-0220

Fran Caldwell West at 618-632-3899 or 618-772-8391

Mary Sabo at 618-824-6516