Spiritual counseling is not limited to certain faith or belief systems, but rather focuses on an individual, holistic journey that seeks to connect and find healing and acceptance with something greater than ourselves. The center offers spiritually-based bereavement groups as well as private spiritual counseling by appointment.
Good Grief Groups: Learning to Live with Loss as a Spiritual Journey
Gatherings for Widowers and Widows happen on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:00 pm. Registration appreciated but walk-ins are welcome - please register here. A $10 donation is suggested.
Eco Grief gatherings happen on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 11:30 am. This is a time when participants are free to share with others how the issue of climate change makes them feel and perhaps find ways to cope with those feelings. Registration is appreciated and all are invited. You may register here.
Gatherings for Parents suffering the loss of a child happen on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 10:00 am. Registration appreciated but walk-ins are welcome - please register here. A $10 donation is suggested.
Spiritual Care Providers
Reverend Barb E Blom is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and worked for Hospice as a Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counselor. She attended Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester N.Y. where she earned her Masters in Divinity and she is currently enrolled in the United Lutheran Seminary where she is finishing her Doctorate of Ministry with a focus on Interfaith relationships and understanding.
Reverend Beverly Davenport is a Spiritual Director and minister for the Upper New York Annual Conference/Spiritual Formation Retreats. She is a retired United Methodist Clergy in the Wyoming and North Central and Upper New York Annual Conferences United Methodist Church and a resident clergy at the Union Free Church of North Van Etten. Beverly offers spiritual direction with individuals via person-to-person meetings and via email, as well as small group presentations for Spiritual Formation on various topics. Contact Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reverend Felicity Wright is a spiritual director, writer, and minister who delights in helping people translate spiritual truths into everyday realities, without the outmoded creeds and hurtful dogmas of the past. She recently retired from parish ministry to devote her time to spiritual direction and writing. Her special interest is with seekers and those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious.”
She believes that God is experienced rather than understood, and that doubt is to belief as dissent is to democracy — to have the latter without the former is sham. The important thing is the journey, not the destination, and it is most joyful when we travel together, with all of our differences and uncertainties. https://felicitywright.com/
Reverend Beth Frigard is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She earned her Master of Divinity at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton MA. While in seminary she had a Clinical Education Internship at Havenwood Heritage Heights, a retirement community in Concord NH. She completed a two year program at the Tacheria School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson AZ. In Tucson she also had the opportunity to serve as facilitator for a Widow to Widow support group.
Beth, who herself is a widow, believes in creating a safe space for sharing and for support for those who have lost spouses and life partners, knowing that as the bereaved help others, they clearly and visibly help themselves. Topics range from the practical to the spiritual, from the sense of losing oneself, to hope, and the reality, of finding oneself.