This event is CANCELED due to the impending storm.  We hope you will light a candle at home in honor of your child at 7pm on Sunday, December 9th. 

2018 Hope and Help for the Holidays and Beyond Grief Seminar

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

A grief seminar providing hope and healing at
Fellowship hall of First Baptist Greenville
847 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

*PROFESSIONALS Please sign up here:  https://store.upstateahec.org/product?catalog=US19137

*COMMUNITY MEMBERS please sign up below, through this website. 

This seminar is for anyone who has experienced loss and grief as well as professionals who help grieving individuals and families. There is no fee to attend this seminar.  It is provided as a service to our community.  Lunch is provided. Four (4) hrs of FREE Continuing Education Credits are available for professionals who help grieving individuals, such as Nurses, Counselors and Therapists, Social Workers, Chaplains, Clergy Members, Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, Educators and Long Term Care Administrators Presented by Interim Healthcare Hospice, Mackey Mortuary, Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Dillard Funeral Home, Hillcrest Memorial Park, Greenville Memorial Gardens, Oconee Memorial Park and Palmetto Cremation Service.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 First Baptist Greenville, Fellowship Hall 847 Cleveland St. Greenville, SC 29601   8:30-9:00        
Registration and Coffee  9:00-10:50      
General Session - “Proactive Grieving, Hope for the Holidays andBeyond” -Mitchell D Carmody CGSP, CCPv

11:00-12:15     Small Group Topics Session 1 - Choice from five (6) smaller sessions (see below)
12:15-1:15       Lunch – provided
1:15-2:30         Small Group Topics Session 2 - Choice of five (6) smaller sessions (see below)
2:40-3:00         Closing Message of Hope

Please register by Friday, November 9, 2018 You may register in any of the following ways:
ONLINE:  http://www.holidaygriefseminar.com/
PHONE: 864-325-3526
MAIL:  Mackey Mortuary, Attn: Kathryn Helt, 311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC 29607   2018 SMALL GROUP 



DECEMBER 8, 2018 (9:00 AM-1:30 PM)


745 Wolf Creek Road, Pickens, SC 29671

Blue Ridge View Baptist Church Location via Google Maps

We are so excited about what God has planned for our 9th Annual Christmas Brunch for Moms Who Have Lost Children! The Brunch will once again be held at Blue Ridge View Baptist Church and will be on 12/8/18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If you are the mother of a child who has passed away, we would love to invite you for this day of inspiration, networking with other moms and paying tribute to these precious children.  Or, if you know of someone who is, please help us by passing this information along. 


Click Here for Registration Information

Our Mission for this Year’s Brunch: Children’s Hospital DVD Drive

Each year Grace in the Wilderness chooses a mission project for each conference.  This year we would like to help children who will spend the holidays in Greenville Children’s Hospital.  They are in need of new or gently used children’s dvd’s.  Many children are admitted into the hospital every day.  While there, they have access to dvd players but the number of dvd’s are limited.  My daughter spent several weeks there and we know personally how watching movies seemed to help her relax between procedures.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to minister to these children in such a special way.

You may bring DVD’s to the Christmas brunch for mothers who have lost children or give them to me or Sharon Hawkins.

For more information, please visit http://www.wildernessgrace.org/.

Sunburst Club, grief support group for 5th-8th graders meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:30 p.m. at Carolina Counseling Professionals, 200 W. North 1st St., Suite C, Seneca, SC. Call 864-882-8940 for more information or to register.  

A Grief Retreat Meet Up, monthly meeting held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm at the 'Be Encouraged House' - 208 S. Main St., Simpsonville, SC. For more information, contact Linda Findlay at 315-725-6132.

 Heartstrings, monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Simpsonville First Baptist Church, 3 Hodge St., Simpsonville, SC at 6:30 pm.