Grief Ministry
at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Grieving through the loss of a loved one is never easy and is different for every person. Please know that Pastor Jonathan Blanke and our caring teams at Resurrection Lutheran Church are here to assist and support you! You are encouraged to reach out to the church office to learn more.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are lay people who are a compassionate and caring part of our ministries here at RLC. Stephen Ministers are trained in providing support during the grief process to listen, offer support and “walk” with the grieving person as they face the challenges of this difficult time.  Stephen Ministry also has a series of 4 booklets that provide support through the stages of the grief journey that are available upon request.

For more information, click below or contact Sue Campau or Ron Bostick.

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Following Naomi

A group for widows that meets the second Thursday each month in Room 151 in the Family Life Center at RLC. The group provides support and encouragement to each other through sharing devotions and fellowship. Named after the widow Naomi who lost her husband and sons, as recorded in the book of Ruth, their mission is to spread hope and share their faith with other widows. If this sounds like the right group for you, please contact Kathy Rihani by sending her an email through RCB or the church office at  or 919-851-7248.


If you want to explore other Christian-based options on your own, please reference one of the resources below:

Transitions Life Care - Grief Care

Adult and Children/Teen Grief Care Programs are available by licensed, professional grief counselors free of charge. Bereavement resources include educational and support groups, individual counseling, specialty groups for distinct types of loss, and programs incorporating the arts, yoga, nature, etc.
To find out more, Grief Care for Adults and Children - Transitions GriefCare (


It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you have probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
To find out more, GriefShare - Grief Recovery Support Groups - GriefShare.

Bereavement Support - St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh

St. Francis of Assisi has bereavement support groups that offer either a 6 or 7 week program for a safe place to share your own journey with grief and to learn from others.
To find out more, Bereavement Support - St. Francis of Assisi Raleigh (