Beauty for Ashes Gathering 2022
Save the Date - October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST
Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, Texas 76054
Virtual Option is Available!
Gathering Hope is a collective experience for bereaved mothers, held each October to both
remember our children and honor our unique motherhood. As fellow survivors, they invite you to
join them for powerful speakers, uplifting worship, and a sacred, intimate atmosphere where you are
regarded as a truly honored guest. Inspired by Isaiah 61, we are excited to share this year’s theme,
BEAUTY FOR ASHES. "He has sent me to...bind up the brokenhearted...to comfort all who mourn...to give
them a crown of beauty in place of ashes..."Isaiah 61:1-3. Gathering Hope has hosted an annual
Gathering for miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss survivors since 2015.
This year, they are thrilled to announce that we have THREE different ways where you can
connect with the people who understand you most…other moms.
1. Their first ever FULL DAY CONFERENCE! You will experience worship, be encouraged
by guest speakers, intentionally connect with other women, attend breakout sessions,
meet with specially selected vendors and MORE.
2. Attend Gathering 2022 Virtually. You’ll be able to simultaneously view the worship
session, our speakers *and* gather in breakouts rooms with other attendees, just like
we do at our in-person Gathering.
3. Gather with other loss moms in your area. By streaming the Gathering 2022 worship & speaker
sessions and using the Leadership Kit as your guide, you’ll be empowered to host a Gathering!
How will YOU join them for Gathering 2022?
You matter, Mama. Your baby matters. Your story matters.
SAVE THE DATE and register at www.gatheringhope.org
Visit the Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/353153200036029
The Compassionate Friends, Great Boise Area Chapter
The Compassionate Friends is an emotional support group for those suffering from child loss. Parents, grandparents and siblings (age 12 and above) are all welcome. They are a self-help group and all of
their leaders are bereaved parents. They are a non-profit, non-denominational support group with
no religious affiliation. The group meets inside the Meridian Senior Center at Julius M. Kleiner Park
in Meridian, Idaho at The Village, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST.
Next Meeting: May 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM MDT. Check out the Live Series of YouTube videos with Co-Chapter Leaders, Kristina & Steffanie. They recently started a blogcast called Sunflowers & Red Feathers as well.
Watch the YouTube videos or read the blog here.
They are active on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TCFSouthernIdaho
and on their Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/634712763985467
Chapter Leader: Kristina Cunningham, email@example.com
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group - Boise, Idaho
2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM MDT
717 N. 11th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702
The group meets continuously throughout the year at First United Methodist Church
(Cathedral of the Rockies), in the Bishop's Lounge at 717 N. 11th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702.
Meetings are held in person on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM MST.
Next meeting is on May 12, 2022.
Group Facilitators: Kirby or Susan Orme, (208) 342-2139, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother's Day 2022
Mother's Day reminds some people of losses they don't often speak of, like death, separation, divorce,
infertility, illness, unfulfilled longing, disability, estrangement, neglect, rejection, abuse, and abandonment.
If this day is difficult for you, for any reason, be extra kind and soft with yourself. Sending lots of love
and wishes for a gentler Mother's Day than expected to all feeling tender from loss.
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
July is recognized each year as Bereaved Parents Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to
raising public awareness of the support required when one endures the death of a child at any age.
If you are a parent who has lost a child, our hearts and thoughts are with you this month, and always.
Some terrific grief resources and organizations that support and assist bereaved parents are:
Alive Alone - https://www.alivealone.org/
Bereaved Parents of the USA - https://www.bereavedparentsusa.org/
The Compassionate Friends - https://www.compassionatefriends.org/
The COPE Foundation - https://copefoundation.org/
Dads of Steele Grief Support Group - https://dadsofsteele.org/grieving-dads/
David's Hope Pregnancy Loss Ministry - www.davidshopeministry.org
Grieve. Breathe. Believe. - https://www.betternotbittermom.com/offers/Byd2z2bi
Grieving Dads - To the Brink and Back - https://grievingdads.com/
Infant Loss Resources, Inc. - http://infantlossresources.org/
Jonathan's Giving Tree - https://jonathansgivingtree.org
Mamie's Poppy Plates -https://mamiespoppyplates.com/
The MISS Foundation - https://missfoundation.org/
The Morning - http://www.themorning.com/
The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. - http://pomc.com/
SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. - http://nationalshare.org/
Sharing Solace - https://sharingsolace.com/
Still Birth Day - https://stillbirthday.com/
Sunshine After the Storm - https://sunshineafterthestorm.org/
TEARS Foundation - https://thetearsfoundation.org/
If you missed the LIVE you can watch the replay of My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, and Lisa Price,
the founder of Grieve Breathe Believe, as they talk about the realities of the grief of child loss, as well as how bereaved parents can find healing and hope after loss. Lisa shares details about the 2nd Annual Bereaved
Mother's Day Virtual Conference she is hosting for mom who have lost a child on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Watch the LIVE above or by visiting: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CN0WvnWKa5v/...
Lisa Price is a wellness coach for grieving parents, the founder of Grieve. Breathe. Believe., and creator of the
4:13 Method grief support program and community facilitator for bereaved parents cultivating a safe,
yet productive space to rediscover and reconstruct their lives after the death of their child.
Purchase tickets for the 2nd Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Virtual Conference with the coupon code CONNECTION20 to get $20 OFF your registration fees! Every purchase through today, Sunday, April 18th
receives a FREE card deck set of 52-Week Affirmations for Grieving Parents.
Get tickets at: https://www.mygriefconnection.org/events.htm
2nd Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Virtual Conference 2021
Save the Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 4 PM CST.
Celebrating and honoring the beautiful BeReAVEd mother that you are!
Guest Speakers/Experts in the Field of Grief & Bereavement - Healing Sound Bath - Guided Meditation
- Powerful Yoga Flow - Therapeutic Art - Writing through Grief - Special Performances - Prize Giveaways and MORE!
Honor yourself and the life of your child as you connect with other grieving moms from around the world and experience healing! Feel refreshed and empowered to navigate your grief journey with purpose and possibility!
Invite your best girlfriends & supporters to join you as they will learn ways to support you.
*Proceeds benefit the Bereavement Fund at Children's Hospital Wisconsin and each guest
speaker's individual charity of choice
Every purchase through April 18 receives a FREE card deck set of 52-Week Affirmations for Grieving Parents
(a $20 value) delivered to your door!
Don't wait... these are only available for purchases made by April 18!
Click the images below to purchase tickets or learn more information.
Use the discount code CONNECTION20 to get $20 OFF your registration fees.
Jonathan's Giving Tree - Life After Loss of a Child Support Group
Thursday's at 7:00 PM PST via Zoom.
This group provides a safe space and supportive environment to further explore the stages of grief and is open to anyone that has loss a child or a adult sibling and grandparents. It provides an opportunity to meet other grieving parents and share experiences and coping strategies.
Zoom Meeting ID: 811 5824 0458
For more information, contact Marcia Arreola at 949-342-6547.
Hurt 2 Hope: Heal the Pain of Loss, Grief, and Adversity - By Betsy Guerra, PhD
I'm so proud of my beautiful friend Dr. Betsy Guerra at Better With Betsy on the publication of her
terrific new book, "Hurt 2 Hope: Heal the Pain of Loss, Grief, and Adversity."
Whether you’ve lost a loved one, been through a divorce, encountered financial or health hardships,
or you’re enduring major change, you know grief. If you are hurting, feeling stuck, or looking for a
light at the end of the tunnel, this book is for you.
After suddenly losing her 3 year old daughter in 2013, Dr. Betsy Guerra met excruciating pain and
hopelessness face-to-face. Her grief journey taught her lessons that superseded the knowledge afforded
by her doctorate degree and decades of clinical practice. Ultimately, Betsy found her way to joy,
while continuing to love and honor her daughter.
Combining her background in clinical psychology with her personal experience and unwavering faith,
Betsy developed the most powerful approach to converting hurt into hope. If you want to learn more
about her amazing Hurt 2 Hope program, visit www.hurt2hope.com for more info.
Dr. Betsy's new book "Hurt 2 Hope" would be a terrific gift option for the grievers
in your life, which might include you.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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