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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.

GRIEF STRIDES

A day time walking group held in the summer months on certain Tuesday mornings.  No registration required.  Cancelled if raining.

SUMMER RAYZ

A simple time to check in with your Starlight friends.  Play and mingle at Rosewood park from 6:30-8pm and enjoy a snack provided by Starlight. Summer 2021 dates:  July 22  |  August 19.  To register email Mycah@starlightmin.org

COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT

Enjoy a fun night with the whole family with our Community Movie Night on July 15, 2021.  Come at 7pm for a tour of our new Grief & Education Center and grab some popcorn and treats before the movie!  We’ll be watching Wonder with Julia Roberts & Owen Williams right in our front parking lot.  Bring your own chairs or blankets!

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.  2021 dates are:  July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 9-12pm at Renew Therapeutic Riding Center [5080 146th Ave. |  Holland, MI  49423].

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

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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.

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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.

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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.  All of our grief support groups are free of charge.

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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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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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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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