Lift Your Spirits








If you are looking for some meaningful continuing education hours this spring, you might be interested in a workshop sponsored by the University of Montevallo and Community Grief Support on Thursday, March 23, at Riverchase United Methodist Church, from 9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.). The conference will offer 5 continuing education hours (including one hour of ethics) for Licensed Professional Counselors, Associate Professional Counselors, and for Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Nurses will be able to earn 7.2 contact hours. Clergy, Funeral Home Staff, and Students can come at a discounted rate.

For full information about the conference topics, fees, and to register, see the attached brochure or call 205-870-8667.


For all of you Chevy 6 fans (or if you're just a fan of great oldies music!), don't miss our party on Friday, May 12, at B&A Warehouse. Chevy 6 doesn't play many public events and we're opening the doors to everyone! Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the band starts at 7:00 p.m. Cost is just $50 per person including admission and appetizers, plus cash bar. All proceeds go to fund free grief support groups, grief counseling and community grief education in the Greater Birmingham area. Circle the date on your calendar now and plan to join us and relive days gone by.

Tickets are limited. To reserve tickets today, call 205-870-8667.


Did you know that more than 30,000 people in the greater Birmingham area have suffered the loss of a loved one this year and there have been more than 11,000 funerals?

You might hear that and say, "I had no idea."

Since Community Grief Support began twenty years ago this year, we have helped more than 30,000 bereaved through free grief counseling and grief support groups as well as community-wide grief education programs.

But there are more who need us!

The truth is we really need you now more than ever. Many in our community are in despair and praying for hope. Many have lost their spouses, their children, their parents, grandparents, and siblings. Community Grief Support is here to help them find hope and healing.

Every dollar donated brings those who are hurting a step closer to regaining control of their lives. At CGS they get help and there is no bill to pay-wont' you join us this year to provide that lifeline? You may also choose to make a gift in memory or honor of your own loved one.

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Registration is now open for all 2017 support groups hosted by Community Grief Support. There is no cost to attend the groups. Call CGS at 205-870-8667 for information and to register. Click here for the 2017 group schedule.


Could a Support Group Help You Heal? Call 205-870-8667

Register Now for 2017 Support Groups

Are you grieving the death of someone you cherished? Overwhelmed by everything? Dreading the future? No one should have to experience this alone. Family and friends eventually return to their own lives, leaving you alone just as the shock of your loss becomes a painful reality.

Community Grief Support is here to walk the grief journey with you. Whatever your loss, please know that YOU are not alone!

Since 1996, thousands have found hope and healing at CGS.

This is what three recent loss-survivors had to say:
"It has helped me out of the fog I was in and I am beginning to feel like myself again. Life saving."
"It has been wonderful support in my most serious hour of need. Very happy I chose to participate!"
"It saved my life. I was sinking in depression and didn't know how bad my life was after my loss. Hard to imagine where I'd be if I hadn't come."

All of our services are free. Private counseling is also available. Help is just a phone call away - call 205-870-8667 and let your healing begin. We truly are "Finding Hope Together."


Special Angel Greeting Cards Available

Community Grief Support
presents

"Out of the Darkness"

All occasion cards featuring a painting by Kendall Callaway Boggs



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"Angels around us, angels beside us, angels within us.
Angels are watching over you when times are good or stressed.
Their wings wrap gently around you whispering you are loved and blessed."
--Blessing



About the Artist:

Kendall Callaway Boggs is originally from Dothan, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in English, but in her own words, she always wanted to paint! She lives in Atlanta and Birmingham where she is a working artist.
Kendall says that the imagery for "Out of the Darkness" comes from "being lifted up from the darkness by the many angels who are there to support those who are suffering."
Kendall donated the original painting to decorate the waiting area at Community Grief Support's office.



Cards come in sets of 10 cards for $15.00 per set, plus $2.00 shipping and handling.

To order:

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Or Call 205-870-8667

All proceeds go to fund free grief support groups and grief counseling.



A non-profit providing free counseling, education, and support for bereaved adults in the Greater Birmingham Area since 1996.


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