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Join an Online Group2021-06-24T15:37:42+00:00

A community of support and comfort.

It hurts to lose people you love. There’s no getting around it. We all experience grief in our own unique way and it’s healthy to allow ourselves to grieve.

The New Church believes that faith in a God of Love can carry us through loss to a life that is not diminished—even if there is something missing.

But how can we work through that grief in a healthy way? Many people have found that talking with others, sharing insights and pain and experience, can provide some solace and validate our feelings. After all, the Lord puts us all here to help each other and progress through life together. By participating in a grief support group, you can help others while finding your own relief.

We offer grief support groups online every week. Our groups are spiritually oriented, open to all, and you can participate freely.

Click here to Join on Zoom on Tuesdays at 2pm

“God loves every one of us but cannot directly benefit us; he can benefit us only indirectly through each other. For this reason he inspires us with his love, just as he inspires parents with love for their children.” (Emanuel Swedenborg, True Christianity 457)

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect in a Spiritual Group gathering?2019-10-03T21:04:59+00:00

Because these groups are about human connection, Spiritual Group gatherings are as individual as the people in them, with common themes throughout. The main focus is coming together in community and spending time nurturing your relationships with each other and with God. 

Each group has a host or facilitator who helps ensure that each gathering goes as smoothly as possible and feels safe for all involved. Gatherings generally consist of reading passages from Scripture, sharing thoughts and questions, praying together, and identifying actions can positively impact you, your group, and others in your life.

How long are the Spiritual Group gatherings?2019-10-03T21:03:00+00:00

We suggest a 90 minute meeting, but your group may adjust the time to meet its needs and schedule.

How big will my group be?2019-10-03T21:05:35+00:00

Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20). So if you have one or two friends, that is enough to begin building a community. Groups of about 5-8 allow for vibrant discussion. Groups that grow beyond 10-12 people can subdivide to allow time for genuine connection.

How old do I need to be to lead or join?2019-10-03T21:05:57+00:00

Participants need to be at least 16 years old, but children can participate with their parents in some groups.

Who is Swedenborg and The New Church?2019-10-04T00:42:36+00:00

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a scientist, inventor, and theologian. His theological writings, which fill over 30 large volumes, uncover a deeper, spiritual meaning in the Bible’s literal stories. His teachings reject the notion of faith alone, while offering a framework for living that emphasizes love and wisdom in action.

The New Church is a small denomination of Christianity that uses Swedenborgian spirituality as a basis for understanding the Word, ourselves, and our world. To learn more, visit https://newchurch.org/get-involved/learn-about-the-new-church/

“Love for community is a fuller form of love for our neighbor”

Emanuel Swedenborg

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