“Grieve Gently” with Rev. Shelley Dugan

Loss, grief and mourning rock our world. We are affected emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Our western culture is uncomfortable with grief and urges people to “get over it” and “move on” as soon as possible; making a difficult situation even harder. What’s a person to do? Join us as we explore the research about grief, its history, and how attitudes about grief impact our experience of it. We will also consider various ways to cope with grief and how our UU faith can support us during our times of loss. While grief is unavoidable, we can pass through it with some grace and peace. Sometimes, we can grieve gently.

This October, Rev. Shelley Dugan celebrates 25 years as an ordained UU Minister. She has served as chaplain in a variety of settings, including The Minnesota Veterans Home, Hazelden Rehabilitation Center, nursing homes, hospitals, and a level II trauma center. Currently, she provides spiritual care to hospice patients and their families. Rev. Dugan’s love of preaching has given her opportunities to meet many different UU congregations. She particularly enjoys the dialogue after the sermon and our UU theology which expects members to bring their experiences and knowledge to the topic at hand. She lives with her husband and pets just outside of Minneapolis, MN.

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