Care Givers & Bereavement Support Group
Leader: Staff Minister Randy Cochran
Open Bible Church
Meeting Day(s): First Thursday of the month
Meeting Time: 2:00pm
A group has been established for members who are caregivers for loved ones and friends or, who have passed away.. Whether it is Alzheimer-Dementia, or chronic illness, all are invited to join us. The meeting includes a brief devotional for encouragement and then attendees share their concerns, challenges, and lessons learned. All benefit through interaction with each other. Together we can persist through difficult times. The greatest obstacle is isolation and believing “we can handle our own challenges,” alone. “No one is an island,” as Donne wrote. This saying describes what we endeavor to avoid. This support is not limited to only church members, so if you know someone that needs help bring them to the meetings. In addition, if you have dealt with these issues as a caregiver please know you are more than welcome to attend; your knowledge would be beneficial to those just now going through these challenges.
Next meeting will be October 1st, 2020
Our first event (depending on the COVID situation), will be held October 1, Thursday, 2 PM in the fellowship hall. It will be a one-hour workshop led by Mel Parker, former Open Bible member and retired insurance administrator. He will review the steps one needs to take before and when a loved one dies. Each attendee will go home with a packet detailing everything covered in the workshop. Attendance will be limited to 25-30 people. If future workshops are needed, more will be held. THIS WORKSHOP IS ABSOLUTELY FREE! A sign-up sheet is located on the counter near the Fellowship Hall, or call the church office secretary, Karen Pearson to sign you up!