Sunday Morning Faith Formation

Join us in the Fireside room on Sunday mornings at 9:35. Bring your coffee and your friends and neighbors to participate in these congregational faith-enriching presentations and discussions on Faith, Religion, Community Outreach, and Stewardship of Time and Resources.   

March 22 & 29:
LOSS AND GRIEF IN EVERYDAY LIFE   
Experiencing loss is part of everyday life and grieving is the process by which we heal.  Unfortunately, in our society grief is often treated as a disease, something to be gotten over as soon as possible. It is beneficial for us to identify the various types of loss from those occurring in our early years to the burgeoning losses associated with aging, illness, and death. It is equally beneficial for us to become aware of how we grieve based on what we learned growing up and how to engage in healthy grieving within our current families.  

In these two adult forums we will explore the range of losses that we experience, the impact of loss on families and how as a Christian family we can attend to each other in times of loss and grief. Dr. Nadeau will use case examples from her practice and her personal experience. The presentation will be interactive, include a little poetry and be sprinkled with humor.

Dr. Janice Nadeau is a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and advanced practice nurse. She has been active as an educator, practitioner and author in the death, dying and bereavement field for three decades. In 1984 she received a Bush Leadership Fellowship and a National Institute of Health Grant to study the impact of loss on families. Her doctoral work led to the publication of Families Making Sense of Death, published by Sage in 1998. She is an invited member to the International Work Group on Death Dying and Bereavement, the recipient of The Service to Families Award from the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Clinical Practice Award from the National Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Nadeau is in private practice in Minneapolis and in Stillwater at the Compass Center for Healing.