GriefShare is a Biblical, Christ-centered ministry for adults that helps you successfully recover from the death of a loved one.  Thirteen DVD based sessions feature nationally respected grief experts and real life stories of people followed by small group discussions.  In addition, each participant will be furnished a guide, Mourning to Joy, that will help you through the grieving process.

Your bereavement experience may be recent or not.  GriefShare will help you find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other famiy member or friend.  In GriefShare you will experience the opportunity of being around people who understand what you are feeling.  You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and how to cope with seemingly devasting emotions.  You will learn valuable information about facing and finding a new life, discovering joy, and renewing your hope for the future.


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First Baptist Church is offering the following GriefShare ministries:


Surviving the Holidays

When you are grieving the death of a loved one, the holiday season can be painful.  Our "Surviving the Holidays" sessions helps participants discover:

  • How to deal with emotions.
  • What to do about traditions.
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events.
  • How to find hope for the future.

The same session is offered twice:  

Tuesday, November 6 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) or Saturday, November 10 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

The sessions will be held in the Youth Room of First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Avenue, Chattanooga, TN  37402

There is no charge for this session.


GriefShare Support Group

Thirteen-week sessions with videos, trained group leaders, book guide ("Mourning to Joy").

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. beginning February 5, 2019.

All sessions will be held in the Youth Room of First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Avenue, Chattanooga, TN  37402.

There is a $20 fee for the 13-week session. (see below for payment options)


For more information contact Ray Fox at 423-779-4030, or                                     Brenda Harker at 423-838-0559,

To access a registration form click here.

The $20 fee for the 13-week session may be paid by check with your registration form or paid online. When paying online, use the "Quick Give" option and locate GriefShare in the drop down menu under "Operating Budget". Access the online payment page by clicking here.