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Growing Thru Grief

Growing thru Grief offers year-round support for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

The weekly Growing Thru Grief (GTG) in-person meetings have returned on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1200 West Cornwallis Road, Durham NC 27705. GTG is a free, open, confidential program sponsored a coalition of area religious and civic organizations to provide support and comfort to those who mourn.  Registration begins at 4:00 pm.  The presentation plus small group discussion starts at 4:30 pm and ends by 6:00 pm.  No advance registration is needed. 

Please note the following requirements that will be in place, in so that we can safely meet in person:  

To keep ourselves safe and healthy, we require that all who attend show proof of COVID vaccination and booster, and sign a COVID safety pledge. No one will be admitted without these requirements being met. Masks will be optional unless local government or church policies require them. 

 Program for the month of March & April:

Tuesdays at 4:00-6:00pm, St. Paul's Lutheran Church

The weekly Growing Thru Grief in-person meetings have returned to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1200 West Cornwallis in Durham. While masking is optional (following the Durham County guidelines), first time attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and booster. No advance registration is needed.To learn more about programming, click hereJRC is a coalition partner of Growing Thru Grief. 

Upcoming Schedule

  • March 7-- Tracy Lamar--"In Their Shoes: Exploring Children's Grief"
  • March 14-- Bodie McCann

  • March 21---Donna Kaye

  • March 28--Diana Newton--"How the Things They Left Behind Can Help Us Manage Our Grief"

  • On April 4 our Spring “Introduction to Grief” series begins. “Truth-Telling and Grief Companionship” will be led by Katherine Henderson. This six-week series will be in dialogue with the book It’s OK that You’re Not OK by Megan Devine.
    • April 4: Starting Where We Are
    • April 11: We Need New Stories
    • April 18: What to Do with Your (Early) Grief
    • April 25: Navigating Other Peoples’ Responses to Your Grief
    • May 2: The Great Grief Experiment
    • May 9: The Way Forward


Growing thru Grief is sponsored by a coalition of religious and civic organizations; there is no charge to attend. Judea Reform Congregation is a proud Coalition Member of Growing Thru Grief.  For more information, contact

Growing thru Grief meets year-round, except for major holidays.



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