Baker & Co. plans grief series

Published 10:20 pm Thursday, June 2, 2016

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory will offer a seven-week series about the grieving process to give people the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings in an environment of understanding and empathy.

The sessions are free and open to the public. They will begin June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., and be held every Tuesday thereafter through July 19.

Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one or who is supporting someone who has experienced a recent loss is encouraged to attend. Books will be provided at no charge, but advance registration is preferred so there will be enough books.

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Classes will be held at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 11414 General Mahone Highway in Wakefield. Call 899-2971 to register.

The Rev. Nancy Moore will facilitate the classes. She has an in-depth counseling background and in serving families in a pastoral and grief loss capacity. She is a Registered Nurse, holds a Master of Divinity degree, and is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Campbell University School of Divinity.

Her experience includes a year of clinical pastoral education as a chaplain resident and as a hospital chaplain. She served in Virginia churches as associate pastor of pastoral care and senior adults, associate pastor to senior adults and associate pastor.

She currently serves on the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Bereavement Center Advisory Board.

The sessions will be organized as follows:

  • June 7 — Sharing Our Story and Losses We Never Considered
  • June 14 — Stages of Grief and Problems in Grieving and Recovery
  • June 21 — Adjusting to Our Loss and Saying Goodbye
  • June 28 — Recovering and Growing Through Our Loss
  • July 5 — Will I Ever Be the Same?
  • July 12 — Finding Hope and Helping Others with Their Losses
  • July 19 — Closing Dinner

For more information, contact Patrick Morris at 899-2971.