"Helping you, help others in their time of grief"
GRIEF WATCH is a ministry of Metanoia Peace Community, a congregation of the United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon. It is based at the 18th Ave Peace House, site of a variety of ministries focused on hospitality, community, peace-making, and care for the dying.
2116 NE 18th Ave
SUPPORT GROUPS: In Portland the program also sponsors several local “Brief Encounter” groups for bereaved parents who have lost children through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. Grief Watch also hosts regular meetings of Parents of Murdered Children Suicide Bereavement Support and AIDS support. OTHER DETAILS: The name of the Grief Watch program is inspired by the New Testament story in which Jesus, filled with agony and grief in anticipation of his own death at the hands of his enemies, chides his companions who have fallen asleep during his ordeal. Jesus says, “Could you not watch with me for one brief hour.” (Matthew 26:40) In the light of this story, the aim of Grief Watch is to be fully present with persons as they move through the pain of their grief. Pat Schwiebert is founder and director of these two programs, which are staffed by professional volunteers who live in the 18th Ave Peace House, and other salaried employees. Non-profit income from the sale of resources, in excess of the programs’ needs, is frequently gifted to other non-profit organizations whose aims are consistent with the Grief Watch mission. Though the program was created by, and resides with, persons who live in a faith community and operate from a faith perspective, its materials and personnel do not proselytize or promote any particular religious way. FOR MORE INFORMATION about Grief Watch, Perinatal Loss, and/or Metanoia Peace Community please contact us!
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