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Surviving The Holidays: GriefShare Program Slated

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 13, and again from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at First Baptist Church of Escalon.

The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength.

Grief experts report “active grief” typically last for three years or longer. People dealing with grief often find the holidays quite difficult and painful.

In addition to the 90-minute seminar, those who attend will receive a Survival Guide Workbook filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season.

Participants can register for either of the Surviving the Holidays events at The $15 registration fee covers the cost of the Survival Guide Workbook.

Escalon First Baptist Church is located just off McHenry Avenue at 1511 Catherine Way, Escalon. For more information call Pastor Samuel Gonzales at 209-715-5617 or Additional information is also available at, and