Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating things a person can experience. It doesn’t matter whether the death was expected or sudden—the feelings of grief are still just as profound. Coping with the aftermath of a huge loss like this is often lonely. Despite being surrounded by loved ones, it’s hard to feel heard and understood. Leaning on those who have experienced the same grief is an effective way to find comfort. Balboa Baptist Church has developed a number of programs as part of its Grief Ministry to support those who are grieving.
Sympathy/Support Cards Program
Purpose: Providing sympathy and support cards to those who have lost loved ones letting them know that our Balboa Baptist community is here for them.
Contact: Connie Shafer at 501-984-0448 or
Healing Hearts Support Group
Purpose: Healing Hearts is a support group whose mission is to provide emotional and spiritual support
for those whose hearts grieve from the loss of a loved one. Join us to learn from the
experiences of others and feel the power of the prayers offered as we travel the grief journey
together. Healing Hearts is open to all who are interested regardless of your loss (spouse, parent, child,
friend). Both women and men are invited to attend.
Frequency: Last Monday of each month at 1:30 pm
Location: Main Building Room M113
Contact: Dorothy Pryor at 501-762-7796 or
Surviving the Holidays
Purpose: Surviving the Holidays - sponsored by GriefShare - is a 2-hour seminar that offers constructive ways to get through the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas while grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will learn:
- How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
- What to do about traditions and other coming changes
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- How to discover hope for your future
Surviving the Holidays is nondenominational and open to people of all faiths, as well as those who do not practice a faith. Both men and women are invited to attend.
Frequency: Annually, November 2, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Outreach Center
Contact: Donna Marshall at 850-294-2346 or