Forward Support Group For Those Who Have Lost A Spouse Begins Sept. 18 At First-Centenary UMC

Monday, August 30, 2021

Forward is an ecumenical group which offers mutual support for those who have lost a spouse.  First-Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Chattanooga will host a new small group, seven sessions in all, beginning Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m., in the church parlor. 

These groups offer space for the newly and sometimes not so newly bereaved to share experiences and begin to find ways to step Forward into the future. 

If you or someone you know is interested in joining this group, contact Cindy Ruff at the church office at 423/756-2021.  There is no charge to participate.


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