Grief Share Ministry

Are you grieving over the loss of your loved ones?

Are you looking for a place to process your emotions, share stories, and seek healing in a communal setting?

Are you seeking a Christian based program that invites you to go deeper in your relationship during the time of grief?

“Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.” (

We invite you to join us at Living Faith United Methodist Church as we start a new group in September. This is a 13 weeks program involving reading, discussion, and watching videos from the curriculum together.

If you are interested in joining the group, please pre-register by emailing one of our group leaders, Monica Boudreau <> or calling the church at 860-928-9705. As the safety guideline for Covid-19 has been changing, we will notify you later how we will take the safety measure.

Date: March 17 (Thursday) 2022 – June 9 (Thursday) 2022

Time: Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Place: Living Faith UMC (53 Grove St. Putnam, CT 06260)

Registration Fee: $20 (This covers the participant book. If you write a check, please make it payable to Living Faith UMC)

Click below for pre-registration.

Group Leaders

Monica Boudreau

In the middle of the night, on July 2, 1993, I learned that my 18 year old daughter, Amy, had been killed by a drunk driver. I wish that Grief Share had been available to me at that time. My grief journey was very long and very painful, but I am here twenty-seventy years later to help others go through the journey with the help of GriefShare. I have learned how to live a new “normal” and to find joy in speaking her name and sharing memories.

I have been a Christian for forty-two years and a member of Living Faith UMC in Putnam CT just as long. I have a bachelor’s degrees in Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University and have served my church as Youth Group leader, Sunday school teacher, co-leader for Disciple Bible Study three times, small group leader for our elderly at Ella Grasso, and leader for the Pray-ers! prayer group.

I know that this ministry is meant to be at this particular time and with two other facilitators, Dennis Deary Sr. and Susie Porter. I look forward to facilitating thirteen weeks of GriefShare and helping those who are dealing with loss of a loved one to go from mourning to joy. Praise God for His incredible love!

Dennis Deary

Since Carol’s passing in August 2019 I have been working to deal with my grief.  My daughter in-law’s mother whose husband  also had passed invited me to a Grief Share at her church.  I said yes and it turned out to be the most wonderful and helpful program that really helped me deal with my grief.  So when I was asked to be a leader in a Grief Share at the Living Faith United Methodist church I was very interested and said yes.  I also love the fact that Grief Share is a God centered approach to Grief.  I have been involved with my church for over 30 years including youth ministry, confirmation, preparing adults for entrance into the church, and the music ministry.  I have been on many retreats with many different groups of people over the years.

Veejay Strama

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