The death of someone you love is difficult. Whether it was sudden or expected, there are a wide range of emotions that you face. As you or your family navigate this difficult journey, Custer Road UMC has the following resources to help. If you need assistance or would like to speak with a minister, email email@example.com or call the church at 972-618-3450.
All Saints Day is an opportunity to give thanks for all those who have gone before us in the faith. At Custer Road United Methodist Church, we hold a service on the 1st Sunday of November to recognize those who over the past 12 months, have left this earthly existence and are now with Jesus in heaven. During the All Saints Service, church members who are no longer with us are individually recognized during each Sunday morning service. Family members are invited to join us for this important remembrance.
THIS YEAR’S ALL SAINTS SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2023
Help others as they face difficult circumstances and the pain of grief by serving on the Bereavement Committee. The Bereavement Committee helps organize and run memorial services held here at Custer Road UMC. You can help by baking cookies, ushering, serving food & drinks, setting up or cleaning up. If you would like to bless someone by being a member of our Bereavement Committee, please fill out the form below to learn more about how to serve.
The Columbarium at Custer Road United Methodist Church is a place of tranquility and reverence where individuals can visit the final resting place of their loved ones to celebrate their lives, remember special moments and prayerfully meditate.
We know you have many questions. Click on the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact Rev. Jack Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GRIEF MINISTRY BRINGS CHRIST’S MESSAGE OF HEALING AND HOPE TO THOSE EXPERIENCING LOSS.
REV. SHARON O’CONNOR LEADS OUR CLASSES – THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE AND WORKBOOKS ARE PROVIDED TO EACH PARTICIPANT.
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It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you may find that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time in which you feel isolated and have many questions about things you have never faced before. GriefShare is designed to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Join in a discussion where those who are grieving find hope and fellowship in a Christian atmosphere. One member described the class as “a turning point in my life.” Classes meet each Tuesday for 13 weeks. Every session has three distinct elements: video seminar with experts, support group discussion and personal study with reflection. You are welcome to begin the session at any point as each session is self-contained.
Classes meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8 pm in Room B6. There is no registration fee and workbooks are provided to each participant at no charge.
For 2023, dates are as follows:
January 31 – May 2
May 30 – September 5
September 26 – December 19
*Please note that GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a minister for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.
Journeying through Grief is a set of four short books that Custer Road UMC sends to people at four crucial times during the first year after the loss of a loved one. The author, Kenneth C. Haugk, walks alongside the reader and shares helpful insights about grief, biblical truths, and stories that provide comfort and reassurance. Each book focuses on what the person is likely to be experiencing at that point in grief—offering understanding, empathy, compassion, and hope.
Four Books at Four Crucial Times
Book 1: A Time to Grieve – sent 3 weeks after the loss
Book 2: Experiencing Grief – sent 3 months after the loss
Book 3: Finding Hope and Healing – sent 6 months after the loss
Book 4: Rebuilding and Remembering – sent 11 months after the loss
The death of a loved one is a life-changing experience for those left behind. A meaningful and well-planned service is essential to the healing of broken hearts. There are many decisions to be made and the ministers at Custer Road UMC are available to assist you with the process whether it be a funeral or a memorial service.
Services can be held in The Sanctuary which holds 1,400 people; The Venue which seats 300 people; or the Prayer Room which comfortably holds 30 but can be configured for a tighter arrangement of 50 people. To find out more information or for help in navigating these decisions, please contact Custer Road UMC at 972-618-3450.
Sunday October 29 | 9am | The Prayer Room
No Registration Required.
Healing was central to the ministry of Jesus. It was a sign of God’s kingdom, bringing renewal and wholeness of life to those who turned to God in their need.
Lay down your burdens: physical, emotional or spiritual, during this beautiful Service of Healing & Restoration. Enjoy time for quiet reflection and meditation as well as prayer. Focus on the promises of God and receive the hope of the coming Christ. Whether you are dealing with illness, grief, anxiety, fear or economic hardship, this service offers peace.
Sunday December 17 | 6:30PM | The Venue
No pre-registration required to attend.
Childcare is available – must be reserved in advance.
Service of Light & Hope is a special program held during the Christmas season for those that are grieving. Holidays and its associated “cheer” can be extremely difficult for those who are mourning the loss of loved ones. Come to this special service to recognize the pain and allow God to begin the transforming of your heart.
Surviving the Holidays is for anyone who is hurting and grieving during the holiday season. Participants learn practical coping strategies to manage the holidays and discover renewed hope for the future. This 90-minute program is FREE and every participant will be given a guide to take with them.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8 | 6:30-8:30PM | ROOM B8.
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