Jamestown, N.Y. – Grief is something that impacts all of us, but not all of us know what it is or how to work through it.
Jamie Probst, the director of bereavement for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, addresses loss and the process of grieving at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) hybrid service on Sunday, May 22, 10:30 a.m.
So often we feel alone in our grief journey and lack the tools to navigate the confusion that it creates. Probst has experience leading a practical conversation about what steps we can take to better understand the process and how we can feel more in control of our experience.
Probst grew up and still lives in Westfield, New York. He graduated from SUNY Fredonia and received his Master of Social Work degree from the University at Buffalo. An avid outdoorsman and photographer, he has donated his nature photography to adorn the walls of the soon-to-open Star Hospice House and then be sold as a fundraiser for Hospice. His work can be seen at his Bliss Hill Photography Facebook page.
Probst’s presentation relates most closely to the third of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
The Story for All Ages will be Tracy Lambert’s Why Do I Feel So Sad? A Grief Book For Children on YouTube.
A social time follows the service.
While not required, vaccines, masks, and appropriate distancing are encouraged for those who participate in the service in person.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.