Our Documentary Film – Voices of Grief,  Honoring The Sacred Journey – shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey.

Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of community, compassion and connection in this sacred journey.

Voices of Grief explores the discouragement in our culture for the normal grief and mourning process while at the same time offering a new perspective on how to honor, transform and integrate our grief. The film is based on the interplay of teachings from contemporary authors, poets, and spiritual teachers coupled with the stories of our group participants as we companion one another in our group support work.

Our Mission:
Restoring compassion, forgiveness and loving kindness
in the process of grief in our culture.

Watch a 3 minute excerpt from our film.

Somehow you manage to wrest the beauty from terrifying losses, and make it the last say.

Paula D'Arcy

Red Bird Foundation

This film brings grief out of the darkness and into the light of hope and healing.

Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley

The most groundbreaking guide through grief since Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote about death and dying.

Karen Everett

Award-Winning Film Director, New Doc Editing

Film Inspiration

Our purpose is educational in nature and it is our great desire to make this tool available to all who might have a need. As a grief educator for a Woodland Park, Colorado based hospice, I witness and companion the pain of people in my educational support groups who apologize for crying as they tell me the story of the love of their life. This film offers the possibility of reaching and inspiring a larger audience and will offer the possibility of a more heart and soul based reconciliation of grief.

Kathy Sparnins

Kathy Sparnins Executive Director and Co-Producer

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A unique opportunity in the Bay Area to view and discuss Voices of Grief with filmmaker and grief educator, Kathy Sparnins.  #grieffilm #hospice

Thursday, September 28, 6:30 PM, Movies @ Mission Hospice & Home Care, 1670 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94402

Monday, October 2, 6:30 PM, Sutter Care at Home, 1025 Atlantic Avenue, Suite #100, Alameda, CA 95401.  Please RSVP to adamsb1@sutterhealth.org or 510-263-0924

Wednesday, October 4, 11:30 AM, SFEOL Monthly Meeting, Vintage Golden Gate Fine Arts Hall, 1601 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122.  RSVP for lunch ($10) to info@sfeol.org

A unique opportunity in the Bay Area to view and discuss Voices of Grief with filmmaker and grief educator, Kathy Sparnins. #grieffilm #hospice

Thursday, September 28, 6:30 PM, Movies @ Mission Hospice & Home Care, 1670 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94402

Monday, October 2, 6:30 PM, Sutter Care at Home, 1025 Atlantic Avenue, Suite #100, Alameda, CA 95401. Please RSVP to adamsb1@sutterhealth.org or 510-263-0924

Wednesday, October 4, 11:30 AM, SFEOL Monthly Meeting, Vintage Golden Gate Fine Arts Hall, 1601 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122. RSVP for lunch ($10) to info@sfeol.org
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Experience Melanie DeMore’s magic in bringing voices together in song. We’re excited about the upcoming Community Sing organized by CHORALaborative, a collection of community choral groups in the Pikes Peak Region. Friday, Sep 22, 2017, Doors Open at 6:15pm, singing 7-8:30pm, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave, Colorado Springs. Free, all welcome, suggested donation: $10. No musical experience necessary.

Details at www.firstchristiancos.org/melanie-demore-weekend.html

Video clip from the 2013 Community Sing with Melanie DeMore at First Congregational Church, Colorado Springs with Pikes Peak Threshold Singers and Colorado Springs Children's Chorale
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Time is running out to register for the Singing and Gullah Stick Pounding Workshop on Sept. 23 as part of CHORALaborative’s Melanie DeMore weekend. Registration deadline is Sept. 15 – cost is $25, which includes a pounding stick. Not familiar with Gullah Stick pounding? Here’s a background video clip from Melanie’s 2013 visit. (if you’re anxious to see the stick in action, jump to 4:44 in the video)

More details and registration at www.firstchristiancos.org/melanie-demore-weekend.html
Pikes Peak Threshold Singers Colorado Springs Children's Chorale
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a great memory! about to make new ones!

I want to bring the girls but it says middle school and older 😣

What time?

You are invited to an 8-week Grief Education & Bereavement Program at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs.  Evening group is 6:30 to 8 pm starting Wednesdays, September 13, 2017.  Afternoon group is 1:00 to 3 pm starting Thursdays, October 12. Material covered will include helpful ways to approach experiencing a loss.  Join us for this healing group in a supportive environment. Call Kathy Sparnins @ 719-659-0447 to reserve your space.  Suggested donation of $10 per session (8 sessions = $80).  No one turned away due to financial circumstances.

You are invited to an 8-week Grief Education & Bereavement Program at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. Evening group is 6:30 to 8 pm starting Wednesdays, September 13, 2017. Afternoon group is 1:00 to 3 pm starting Thursdays, October 12. Material covered will include helpful ways to approach experiencing a loss. Join us for this healing group in a supportive environment. Call Kathy Sparnins @ 719-659-0447 to reserve your space. Suggested donation of $10 per session (8 sessions = $80). No one turned away due to financial circumstances. ... More...Less...

 

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Going Wed eve.

Just wanted to make a recommendation for a delightful diversion this Friday night on PBS’s American Masters.
His art inspired Bambi. His life will inspire you.
Are you ready to get inspired by him? Tune in to PBS on Friday, September 8, 9/8c.

TYRUS - A Documentary Film
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