2019 - June - CDT - Helping Hands - Monday's Moments Complimentary Luncheons

By: Jackie Hook
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Monday's Moment's Complimentary Luncheons

Assurance that I always have someone to talk to. Comforted. A great deal of support. A safe place to share. Peaceful. Wrapped in a security blanket. These are some of the comments and reflections participants shared at the end of a recent Monday’s Moments Complimentary Luncheon. At these gatherings we come together as individuals who have lost a loved one. We share by invitation, not demand. We eat lunch together, we talk about that month’s grief journey theme, and we support one another. We leave knowing we’re not alone.

Monday’s Moments Complimentary Luncheons are just one of the varieties of offerings we provide as part of our Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program. F. Glenn Fleming, supervisor and funeral director from Koch Funeral Home, believes very strongly that the work of a funeral home is not about endings, but is instead about beginnings – helping people begin their lives without their loved one in a healthy and healing way. As a result, we offer Have the Talk of a Lifetime, Grief Companioning, Memorable Ceremony Creation, Remembrance Service Facilitation, Legacy Reception Coordination and Community Outreach.

We hope you consider attending one of our upcoming outreach programs:

  • Death Café, Monday, June 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Webster’s Bookstore Café, 133 E. Beaver Avenue, State College with complimentary desserts provided by Webster’s - Please join us at our third Monday of the month Death Café where we’ll drink coffee and tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our goal is to increase awareness to help us all make the most of our lives. Together we’ll have a group-directed discussion with no agenda, objectives or themes. This is a discussion group not a grief support or counseling session.
     
  • Monday’s Moments Complimentary Luncheon – “Life Goes On, How Do You?” Monday, June 3 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1730 University Drive, State College – When you lose a loved one, you know you've changed but the rest of the world doesn't always know that. And when the initial support starts to wane with others going back to their lives, how do you reconcile with your new life? At this gathering, we'll discuss how to care for yourself as you move through the grief. Email Jackie@JackieHook.com, call 814-404-0546 or visit our Facebook page to RSVP by Wednesday, July 3. Space is limited.

For more information about these programs, please visit the Koch Funeral Home website. You can learn more about the Helping Grieving Hearts Heal programs under the Services tab and about the Community Outreach programs under the Bereavement Gatherings and Events section under the Local Resources tab. All of these events are open to the public and space is limited.

Jackie Hook, MA, is a spiritual director, celebrant and end-of-life doula.  She coordinates the Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program through Koch Funeral Home in State College.  For more information, please call 814-237-2712 or visit www.kochfuneralhome.com.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

2021 - Oct - CDT - Active Life

Community I’ve been thinking about the beauty of “community” lately. In my work, I have the privilege of seeing it time and time again. We invite people to gather together around a specific event,...

2021 - September - Gazette - A Place to Take Your Grief

A Place to Take Your Grief When my husband and I were living through the years of losing our first six pregnancies, angels became significant to me. Angels symbolized the lives that began in me an...

2021 - August - Gazette - Courage

Courage While driving through the western U.S. on a recent trip, I was struck by several acts of courage I saw during my travels. Park rangers at the Grand Canyon who walked out on the sheer ledge...

2021 - August - CDT - Helping Hands

I’ll always remember where I was. Like many other Tuesday mornings, I was following along with my Rodney Yee morning yoga DVD while our infant son lay next to me. When I finished, the TV was on NBC...

2021 - July - Gazette - Life with Tears & Laughter

Life with Tears & Laughter When people from a Christian tradition provide me with the honor of officiating their loved one’s funeral services, a common scripture reading they request comes fro...

2021 - June - Gazette - Intimacy with Disappearance

Intimacy with Disappearance In his meditation on vulnerability, poet and author David Whyte wrote: “…The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger...

2021 - May - Gazette - Breathe in Moments

Breathe in Moments One by one each of us entered the glass-enclosed circular chapel in the mountains of North Carolina. We removed our shoes and quietly sat down in a circle in the center of the r...

2021 - April - Gazette - Tending Your Inner Garden

Tending Your Inner Garden Wow, each spring I’m surprised. I forget how beautiful things are as nature comes back to life and I’m filled with wonder again and again. The vibrant colors of flowering...

2021 - April - CDT - Helping Hands

After I officiated at a relative’s memorial service a few years ago, an out-of-town family member shared with me about his wishes concerning his own death. He said he wanted to be cremated without ...

2021 - March - Gazette - Leaning into Sorrow

Leaning into Sorrow I will never forget the time I was chatting with a group of people around a hi-top table at an evening fundraiser and was asked about my work. I explained that I work with Koch...