The Psalmist cries “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” (Psalm 25:16-17)

Passages like these remind us of the importance of facing our reality honestly and calling out to God from whatever place we find ourselves. When we lift these emotions to God, we find a God who hears our pain and knows the comfort we need to move through our losses.

The Psalmist says “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalm 34:1-2)

We want to invite you to participate in the Story Table: All Saints Day Edition.

Through this meeting, we cultivate a safe space where you can honestly name the challenges you have faced in the past several years. The Story Table is a safe, confidential space for you to tell your story. It is an opportunity to tell the truth about where you’ve been, where you are, and where you hope to be.

What to expect:

We will meet on November 9th at 6:30 pm in the Cup of Hope of our Melrose Campus, in person, with a virtual option made available as needed. After a brief introduction, each participant will answer the same three questions with no interruptions, no prescriptions, no debates.

Each person will then answer the following three questions:

1)    Tell us about your relationship with this person and what your life looks like in their absence.

2)    Every loss is unique. What have been some of the most challenging aspects you’ve been forced to navigate in your journey of loss?

3)    What are three hopes you might have for your life in the midst of or after this loss?

We’ll conclude by sharing some “next steps” and by praying together.

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