Grief Support

Upcoming Grief Support Groups


GriefShare sessions will begin on September 5th at 6:30-8:30 in the East side of the Fellowship Hall at Faith Journey Lutheran church. 127 2nd Ave E in West Fargo, ND. Please call Pastor Kramer @701-282-3309 or Bonnie @ 701-318-0949 for more information. 

"Loss of a Spouse": The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle. Faith+Journey Lutheran Church in West Fargo is offering " Loss of a Spouse", a 2-hour, stand-alone GriefShare seminar ministry to support grieving spouses. The seminar will be on Tuesday, April 11th downstairs in the East side of the Fellowship Hall. For more information or to register, please contact Pastor Rich at or 701-282-3309, Bonnie @701-318-0949 or Darcy Kranda 791-552-3881

Hospice of the Red River Valley

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hospice of the Red River Valley Fargo Office

1701 38th St S, Suite 101, Fargo, N.D. (use west door)

Ethos Hospice

Monthly Group located at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo

contact Wendy Tabor-Buth  701-219-0688   or

Compassionate Friends

Meets the 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m. of each month at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo

Chapter Leaders  -  Paul & Kara Bailey   701-491-0364

Several Churches also have support groups - if you have a home church you can check with them on their offerings

Above are a couple videos that Pastor Cathie Bishop and Pastor Rich Kramer so graciously recorded for our Annual Service of Remembrance in 2021 and 2022 which we hosted virtually.  These messages will help provide some guidance and direction during the holidays and navigating what can be a very challenging time. 

Below is a video from our Annual Service of Remembrance in 2020 which we hosted virtually. We hope that the message will help provide some meaning for the holidays and hope for year ahead. 

Our Annual Service of Remembrance for 2020

The follow up care at West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center includes our social worker, Rebecca Berge-Buss, LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker). Rebecca is available by phone or at the funeral home by appointment to listen to concerns and offer support to family members. She can also offer suggestions of additional resources available in our communities which may be of help during the time of grief.

Support groups are held in the spring and fall, please call or note the schedule posted on our website. These groups are general in nature, allowing individuals to express their grief in a supportive environment. Participants find comfort in the ability to share their grief in a caring and supportive environment with others who are recently bereaved. These groups are free and open to the public.

A Remembrance Service is held each November as a way of preparing for the holidays and honoring the memory of loved ones.

In addition to the bereavement services for the families we serve,  we have provided some helpful grief support links below: 

Crisis, Grief and Healing, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.


With nearly 50 internet support groups plus a wide range of online resources, GriefNet provides support for those dealing with all types of loss. Their companion site,, helps children and their parents deal with grief and loss in an appropriate and safe environment.


Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality.  The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.

Grief and Loss   

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.

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