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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:  

  1. All who attend must show proof of being up-to-date on their COVID vaccines before entering; and must sign a COVID safety pledge.  (* The CDC defines being “up-to-date” as having had 2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna vaccine, plus a booster dose at least 5 months later; or 1 dose of J&J vaccine plus a booster dose at least 2 months later)
  2. Durham City has lifted its indoor gathering restrictions and mask mandate. Masks will be optional at GTG meetings.  If Durham changes this requirement, we will follow their requirements.
  3. St. Paul’s welcomes unmasked outside groups.  If St. Paul’s changes this requirement, we will follow and require masks. 
  4. St. Paul’s continues to use their building-wide high efficiency air purification system.

 Program schedule for the month of July and August:

  • July 5   Lemons…Anger (Bill Dahl)
  • July 12  The Worst of Times.  Yes, But It Will Get Better (Maureen O’Brien)
  • July 19  Am I Doing Things Right? Finding My Way Through Grief (Linda Patterson)
  • July 26  (Janet Stolp)
  • August 2  (Aaron Klink)
  • August 9  (Eloise Jordan)
  • August 16  The Six Needs of Mourning (Mike McLeod)
  • August 23   (Mandy Murphy)
  • August 30   (Tim Auman)


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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