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Faith Briefs for Oct. 30

Griefshare seminar Nov. 15

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, nondenominational, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15, in Holy Redeemer Church gathering area, 503 W. Lyon Street, Marshall. Guides for social distancing and mask wearing will be followed.

The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength.

Those who attend may purchase a $5 Survival Guide if desired, filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season. For more information, call Dorothy at 507-401-0601, or the rectory at 532-5711

Churches raise enough to erase about $26M in medical debt

BOSTON (AP) — More than 100 United Church of Christ congregations across southern New England have helped raise enough money to erase a total of $26.2 million in medical debt for thousands of families across the Northeast and more than 12,000 first responders and medical workers nationwide.

The churches in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, along with four church associations, and more than 100 households raised more than $200,000, the denomination announced Sunday.

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