Building Community Support
in Illness and Grief
"Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today,
let us begin."
- Mother Teresa
On the third day after Jesus suffered and died on Calvary, two apostles "were making their way to a village named Emmaus seven miles distant from Jerusalem, discussing as they went all that had happened. ... In the course of their lively exchange, Jesus approached and began to walk along with them. However, they were restrained from recognizing him."
- Luke 24:13-16
We're glad you've 'found your way' to Consoling Grace.
Consoling Grace builds community support during aging, illness, injury, disability, and grief. We support indeviduals and famlies with information and resources readily accessible through this web site. Faith communities interested in better serving their members during these difficult life-experiences can find assistence in Consoling Grace's ready-made, replicable programs and volunteer training. To access the information most helpful to you or to your faith community, please refer to the following:
Our web site is designed to provide immediate help to those in need of consolation, information, or support. If you or someone you love is ill, injured, or grieving right now, we offer you our heartfelt support and ongoing prayers.
To access information or resources, please refer to How to Navigate this Site on the sidebar, or just click directly on the sections entitled Serious Illness Support or Grief Support. The Guide for Care and Support during Serious Illness is a practical, free-of-charge, easy to use series of informational mini-articles designed for anyone who is expereincing serious illness or those who care for them. It is available either here on this website for you to review, or in a PDF file for you to download and print, and if you choose, place in a binder for ease of home use.
Consoling Grace provides effective, replicable, and 'easy to use' illness and grief education, volunteer training, and support programs to faith communities, schools, and health or residential care facilities. Program offerings include: speakers, educational materials, training seminars, pre-written monthly illness or grief support letters, bulletin inserts, faith-based reflections, grief fellowship support groups, an illness and grief 'hospitality ministry,' 'compassion baskets' and more.
We offer a series of dynamic, interactive, educational presentations specifically tailored to a variety of audiences - including church congregations, school children, teachers, and parents, health care professionals, and more. Please refer to Educational Programs for more detailed information.
Unfortunately, many people who suffer from illness and grief feel isolated from a community of compassionate support - some even feel as if they are a burden to the community or to their caregivers.
At Consoling Grace, we would like to offer you an accompaniment of sorts as you journey from the Calvary of illness, through grief, to Emmaus - the village of hope. We hope that the 'lively exchange' between Consoling Grace and your family, school, organization or faith community might result in a 'ministry of consolation' closer to home.
Eileen T. Geller
President, Consoling Grace
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