It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. 

Who should come … who should not

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation. If you are going through separation or divorce, please consider participating in a DivorceCare program.

When to join a GriefShare group

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

If you would like more information on our GriefShare support groups please email or one of the ministry leaders in the section below.

Schedule and Location


210 N. Ridgecrest Ln., Saint Johns, FL 32259 (Fruit Cove Baptist Church Annex Bldg.)

Meeting Day & Time:

Tuesdays, January 10-April 11, 2023/10:00am-11:30am

Wednesdays, January 11-April 12, 2023/6:00pm-8:00pm

Ministry Leader Info

Tuesday Groups:

Monica Copantsidis, Facilitator

Wednesday Groups: 

Cecille Hammond, Facilitator


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