The loss of a family member, spouse, friend or other loved one is a particularly challenging time of life. Our Christian faith and the community of faith come into play in these times in a special way.
Our pastoral staff and care team ministries are involved in and available for bereavement care.
In addition First Baptist offers the following ministries:
Wings for the Journey is a bereavement support group that helps grieving parents and family members cope with the loss of a child. This group will continue to meet but at it's new location:
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
2626 E. 17th St.
Wings for the Journey will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 812-378-0955.
The First Baptist Bereavement Support Team sends letters to those who've experienced loss each Lenten and Advent Season, as well as cards as follow-up care throughout the year.
A relatively new means of care happens through a four-part series of books called Journeying Through Grief, sent to bereaved households at various points in the year following their loss.
This group also sponsors an annual Widows/Widowers Tea each year that is well-attended and appreciated.
Funeral Dinners & Receptions are another ministry offered for family of members at the time of loss.