Practicing our Faith

Bereavement Ministry

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.

Columbus, IN


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.






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