The news on the pandemic has finally been hopeful. As I write this the CDC has come out with a new directive that those who are vaccinated may begin to stop wearing masks and gathering. I know my heart is lifted with the news.
As we begin again to plan programing and activities I am excited about again training facilitators and having more faith communities offer the ministry of Walking the Mourners Path. We have begun to schedule trainings for the fall and concrete dates should begin to fill our calendar.
In the meantime, be gentle with those who have suffered the death of a loved one in the pandemic. Be present to them as they again returning to their families and there is an empty place at the table and they are reminded of their loss. Healing is going to take time. We have to be mindful that as are hearts lift with the news of a return to the new normal, for some there is still a heavy heart that grieves.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Program Director of this amazing program. Here you will find the most current news about the program and trainings. Plus a few thoughts to help you minister to those who grieve in your faith communities. Blessings.