Joyful Again! complements your bereavement program
Over 30 years ago, our founder, Father Medard Laz, recognized that our time as ministers is limited. He sought to develop a program where individuals who had suffered the loss of a spouse could help others on similar journeys. Joyful Again! was designed as a peer ministry program.
“I will surely hear the cry of the widowed.”
Joyful Again! is here for your family of believers. Joyful Again! is here to assist widows, widowers, and ministers, not to take the place of existing bereavement groups.
Many people come to Joyful Again! who participate in other grief support or bereavement groups. It acknowledges that the death and the loss of a spouse does not wear a particular label. So, while it is a spiritually-grounded program, it embraces attendees from all faiths, denominations and persuasions.
The program is designed for a weekend, but if you choose to Start Your Own Chapter, the format can be varied to meet your needs.
In Luke, Chapter 7, we see Jesus who is moved to great compassion for the widow of Naim. Jesus comforts her as she weeps. Jesus then says to the body of her dead son, “I say to you arise!”
We cannot work the same miracle Jesus did for the widow’s son. But through Joyful Again! we can breathe new life into our widows & widowers today.