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Starlight Ministries, Inc. is a harbor in the storm of grief; a place to be with other individuals who are experiencing the same type of feelings. Starlight provides grief support groups, peer-to-peer, specifically designed for participants to process feelings, grow in faith and learn ways to cope with loss.

We offer groups for children ages 4-18 and adults who are grieving the death loss of a significant person in their life.  Our groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.

We also provide educational services to organizations like churches, schools and businesses.

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

Starlight provides families with age appropriate peer-to-peer support groups where feelings, experiences and memories are shared.  We offer 2 different locations (Hudsonville and Muskegon) on 3 different nights.  All of our grief support groups are free of charge.

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GRIEF STRIDES

A day time walking group held on Thursday mornings.  No registration required.  Cancelled if raining.   Current scheduled days:  October 21  |  November 18  |  December 2  |    December 16

WOMEN’S GROUP

This group includes eight weekly sessions held in the spring and fall for woman grieving a death loss. This is a book study and discussion format. The group is led by one of our board members, Victoria Chapin.  She is a great listener and sensitive to those who are new in their grief or those who are not. This is a daytime group.

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HOOFBEATS OF HOPE

Starlight is excited to partner with Renew Therapeutic Riding Center for this unique grief camp experience.  Children 8-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one can facilitate their grief process using Equine Assisted Learning.  Must be able to attend all 3 sessions in order to register.  2022 dates TBD.   Riding Center [5080 146th Ave. |  Holland, MI  49423].

Registration is required and forms are needed to be completed.  Cost is $75 per camper.

BEREAVED PARENTS DATE NIGHT

We’re excited to offer our first date night for bereaved parents this summer.  An eveing to step out of your comfort zone, learn a few dance steps, and connect with your spouse experiencing something new.  Be brave and give it a try!  Cost is $20 per couple.  Space is limited to 10 couples.

HELD, BEREAVED MOM’S RETREAT

A day for Mom’s who have experienced the death of a child. Our retreats provide bereaved mothers with a safe place to openly discuss their grief among those who truly understand.

CAMP ANEW

Camp Anew is a summer program of Starlight Ministries and ministers specifically to children & teens ages 7-17; it is a place where campers can experience the value of gathering with other children who are grieving, learn biblically-based coping skills and are offered HOPE to lead a meaningful life going forward.

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HELD TOGETHER, BEREAVED COUPLES NIGHT OUT

This is an annual night out for bereaved couples. The evening includes a meal, speaker(s) whom have experienced the death of a child and fellowship with others walking a similar road. You will gain insight and be encouraged.

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What Starlight Offers Churches & Organizations

PRESENTATIONS – We welcome opportunities to share the tools we have to help those who are grieving and assist in providing ongoing support.

GRIEF RESOURCE MANUAL – A valuable guide to understanding grief, how to help, and available resources.

TEEN GRIEF RESOURCE MANUAL – A guide exclusively geared toward teens and their grief.

CHURCH PROTOCOL – A protocol in which the body of Christ will be equipped to answer its Biblical mandate to care for widows.

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STORIES OF HOPE

Stories of lives restored from participants of Starlight Ministries.

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