WYCKOFF, NJ … Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff and Valley Hospice are hosting a Faith & Grief Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, in the CHCC Auditorium, 700 Mountain Ave., Wyckoff.
Open to all faiths, these luncheons are offered the third Wednesday of every month and provide opportunities for those mourning the loss of a loved one to gather together and be strengthened through sharing, scripture, prayer, and reflection. A complimentary lunch is provided, but donations are accepted.
“The Faith & Grief luncheons continue to provide much needed support for participants,” said Sandra Masters, MDiv, Heritage Manor Nursing Home Chaplain. “One participant told me that he was reluctant to attend but that his son insisted, and he was so grateful that he did. He felt cared for here. Another participant expressed that she didn’t realize how helpful it would be to be with others who had also lost someone.”
CHCC’s Faith & Grief Luncheon was launched in January and all the meetings to date have been extremely well-received. CHCC is the first health-care facility to offer this community service. The ministry originated in Dallas, Texas, and was held in churches.