Grief Recovery


Finding Light in the darkness and coping with the holidays

We are all navigating through especially challenging times due to the ravages of the pandemic, exhaustion from political conflict, depletion of our resources, the loneliness of increased isolation, and the unprecedented chaotic environment in which we currently exist. When you are also grieving a loss in the midst of all these stressors, life can become very dark and every day may seem overwhelming.

As we begin to emerge from the darkest time of the year, we offer a ray of light and welcome you to join the Journey Toward Wholeness bereavement seminar. The seminar, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, grew out of a spark from Dr. Bruce Williams who co-created this program 20 years ago. Due to our respect for keeping our participants safe, the program has transitioned from in person to a ZOOM platform which allows us to include participants from a wider distance.

The co-leaders of the program Patti Williams, RN and Virginia Waters, PhD have both personal and professional training and experience in the field of grief and loss and are joined by a team of trained facilitators who provide support and lead breakout groups for individuals with like losses. Follow the light to find comfort, support, tools, and connection at our next seminar.

WHEN: Beginning Sunday April 11, 2021 for 6 consecutive weeks, ending on Sunday May 30, 2021 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

WHERE: Meet us on ZOOM, a meeting link will be provided upon registration

HOW: Register by calling Patti Williams at 908-709-1341.

WHO: We Welcome all who have experienced loss of any kind, in the past or present. We also welcome all who have previously attended this Seminar to return for a refresher.

Come join us as we light up the darkness together

Virginia Waters, PhD

Patti Williams, RN


ABOUT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CRANFORD – As the body of Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit, the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (FPCC), 11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, seeks to live God’s Word and inspire others to embrace Jesus’ commandment to love one another as the Lord loves us. Learn more at