Community Events

A list of upcoming events from the friends of St. James.  We hope that you take advantage of and enjoy the many opportunities available to us in the Pitt County area!

 

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Taking Steps Toward Hope

Grief involves many emotions and can resemble the movement of the ocean, coming and going like the tide. It’s common to have waves of anger, guilt, numbness, sadness or relief. All of these are normal reactions when someone you love dies, be it from a long illness or sudden tragedy. Experiencing grief and bereavement is a journey. Everyone’s experience is different and unique. You may feel alone and need someone to share your thoughts and feelings.
Living on After Loss provides an outlet for those who are experiencing grief. Living on After Loss is a structured, small group that meets once a week for an 8 week series. Here you will find a safe place to learn, understand, and cope with a loss. The first 2 sessions will focus on basic information about the grieving process, reactions to loss, and coping strategies. The next 6 sessions will provide support that will help you identify the feelings and physical effects of loss, provide awareness of the grieving process, help in redefining yourself, and promote awareness of your potential support systems. Seats are limited and preregistration is required.
 
TIME:
Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesdays, April 10 – May 29, 2018
12:00pm to 1:30pm
 
LOCATION:
East Carolina University Family Therapy Clinic
612 East 10th St, Greenville, NC 27834
 
Pathways to Hope is an ongoing, monthly support group where different topics will be discussed each month. You are welcome to come and go based on your needs with no start date or end date.
 
TIME:
The second Tuesday of every month
5:30pm to 7:00 pm
 
LOCATION:
Vidant Wellness Center
2610 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834
 
Living on After Loss and Pathways to Hope are provided as a community service by Vidant Home Health and Hospice. These programs are free for individuals in our community who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives.
For further information, call (252) 847-1236.


Volunteer with 3HC

3HCareWanted – Ordinary people of all ages with an extraordinary love & concern for others to contribute to the well being of our community one patient, one family at a time.  Become a 3HC Hospice Volunteer!

Hospice Volunteers can:
– Offer comfort, companionship, and spiritual support to patients.
– Offer respite & support for family members by running errands, shopping, cooking, or doing chores giving the family a break.
– Provide support to grieving families by assisting with support groups and assisting with bereavement mailings.
– Assist staff at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in various roles, including answering phones or delivering meals.
– Get involved with the agency’s fundraising efforts.
– Volunteer at Wings Camp for Grieving Children & help children learn skills to deal with grief.
Training is provided for all volunteers.

For more information on the volunteer opportunities in our community, please contact Cyndi Shimer at (919) 583-1741 or cshimer@3hc.org


Volunteer with AseraCare

AseraCare-Hospice.
Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity that makes a
difference in someone’s life?
Consider volunteering with AseraCare.
 
Everyone has a talent to give or a gift to share.  If you’re interested in touching the lives of others, consider becoming a hospice volunteer for AseraCare.  We are looking for compassionate, reliable volunteers who are willing to provide a listening ear to our patients.  It’s that easy to make a difference in someone’s life!
talking with elderly man.
At AseraCare, our volunteers assist by visiting with patients and their families, providing brief periods of time off for family caregivers, offering bereavement support to the family, assisting clerical staff, and aiding in public relations and community outreach.  The patients and families we serve are enduring tremendous physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.  The fellowship and compassion provided by our volunteers is an invaluable resource, and the experience is rewarding and fulfilling for all parties involved.
 
 
If you would like more information, please contact Almanda Fulcher, the Volunteer Coordinator, at AseraCare at her office, 756-3803, or on her cell, (336) 583-5438, or at amanda.fulcher@aseracare.com.