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Good Grief

A Journey of Holy Mourning


We are in a time of deep grief. 

Roughly 1 in 500 Americans have been lost to COVID and the psychic toll of that can be felt all around us, even if we haven't personally lost someone. The grief can also come from a loss like a job, relationship, self-image, or even just the reality that we've lost a year of our "normalcy." 

Things have changed, and with any change, there is grief as something has to die for something new to emerge. 

This 7-week workshop will run live on Sundays from October 10th through November 21st, 2021 (leading up to the holidays, which is traditionally a hard time for mourners). We will meet on Zoom to walk together through a proven process to help you move through your grief. Each session will be led by trained grief workers and will offer lessons, tools, and community.

Each live session will be offered free of charge with replays being available to members of the Membership Community. 

This workshop's for you if 

  • You feel heavy from a loss, and are in need of movement in your soul. 

  • You know you're in a transition and would like to honor that process in community. 

  • You're in mourning, because, as Jesus says, "Blessed are those who mourn..." 

Praise for "Good Grief"

"I really and truly appreciated this course. I also appreciated that the definition of loss wasn't limited to the death of a person but expanded to include the loss of a marriage, loss of job, loss of friendship, etc. I felt supported by the instructor and group. It helped me let go of my loss (and guilt) and was a very sacred experience." - Jennifer

My mother died during COVID and I had not been able to visit her in the nursing home for nearly a year before her death. This group process helped me to say good-bye when no funeral was possible, and allowed me to see the relationship with clarity. I felt healing and release throughout the course, culminating with a ritual that felt like closure during the final meeting. -B. Cox

This course has been a honest, intense, experience in confronting grief. A refreshing experience in dealing with this most universal of human emotion and behaviors. Thank you!  - P. Schofield

Replays available now for Membership Community

Membership Community


The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining

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Hillary currently serves as the first woman Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, PA. She teaches both on The Hive as well as seminary classes and is a sought after retreat leader. As a writer, Raining has published in both academia and ecclesia. She is the author of Joy in Confession and co-author with Amy Dolan of Faith with a Twist. She holds a B.A. with honors in Religion and Psychology from Moravian College, a Masters of Divinity from Yale and the Institute of Sacred Music and is a graduate from Drew University with a Doctorate in Ministry. Raining is also a yoga teacher, bee keeper, and environmentalist.

To learn more about Hillary, visit her personal website here.

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