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“Surviving The Holidays” Seminar At First Baptist

A GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar, set for Thursday, Dec. 3 at Escalon First Baptist Church, offers practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. At this two-hour seminar, running from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you’ll view a video featuring advice from people in grief who’ve faced the holidays after their loss. You’ll hear insights from respected Christian counselors, pastors, and psychologists. You’ll receive a Holiday Survival Guide with practical strategies, encouraging words, helpful exercises, Q/As, and journaling ideas for daily survival through the holiday season

At GriefShare Surviving the Holidays, you’ll meet with other grieving people who understand what you’re going through. They won’t judge you or force you to share but will accept you where you are and will offer comfort and support. You’ll learn the many ways people grieve and how to make a personal plan to navigate through the holiday season.

Your holiday season won’t be easy; your emotions may ambush you and suck you under at times. But you can choose to walk through this season in a way that honors your loved one and puts you on the path of health and healing.

To register or find out more about GriefShare Surviving the Holidays, call Pastor Dale Pederson or email Escalon First Baptist Church is at 1511 Catherine Way in Escalon. There is no cost for attending the seminar.

Face coverings are required, and social distancing will be honored. In order to maintain social distancing, a maximum of 15 people may attend. Advance registration is encouraged either by calling Pastor Pederson at 209-718-6130 or online at