It’s the time of year for many of us that our grief becomes more real, more raw—heavier than it’s been at other points of the year because of the approach of the holiday season. If you’ve lost a loved one over the last year or two, you are invited to join us for a Grief Support Retreat in the Parlor on Saturday, December 10, from 10am until 2pm. We are welcoming Marjorie Avent, pastor, chaplain and counselor, to come lead us in what I know will be a rich and supportive time. Please RSVP to me by email or phone (233-2527 ext. 104) by December 6, so we can make sure we have enough space, supplies and lunch. All is provided free of charge. I look forward to seeing you and spending this time with each of you. Our burdens are made lighter in the sharing.