Free 7-Week Grief Support Program Offered on Zoom

RIDGEWOOD—Whether you are grieving a recent loss or one from years ago, you will benefit from “Journey to Wholeness: Healing the Grieving Heart,” a free, seven-week, online program sponsored by West Side Presbyterian Church. All faiths are welcome.

The program takes places on Sundays, January 21 to March 3, 6:15 to 8:00 pm on Zoom. It is led by Patricia Williams, RN, a certified pastoral bereavement counselor. She is joined by a team of trained facilitators who provide support and lead breakout groups for individuals struggling with similar losses, including loss of a parent, child, sibling, spouse, job, health and/or pet. More than 2,800 people have participated in the program since its creation in 2010. 

Find comfort, support, tools, connection, and a ray of light in the darkness.

Participant Testimonials

“I thank you and your team for everything that you are doing to create such necessary, safe and encouraging bereavement healing space. Being with other grievers, I felt myself soften into the truths of my loss in a profound way. I’m so grateful for that small step forward.”

“I still struggle with giving myself permission to grieve, and our meeting time gave me some space to do so. I am glad I had this opportunity. Thank you all with my heartfelt gratitude.”

To learn more, or to sign up, visit

Founded in 1912, West Side Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, inclusive church where people of all ages grow in faith, form lasting friendships and help our neighbors in need. West Side is located at 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood, NJ. For more information, please call 201-652-1966 or visit

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