Loss of Spouse: Beginning Experience

From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, the Beginning Experience program is presented by a team of people who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death, separation or divorce, and are willing to share their own experience to help others. Team members lead participants through a program of presentations, personal private reflection, and small group sharing.  A sense of community develops in an atmosphere of care and concern that is a hallmark of each  weekend.

Beginning Experience weekends are held three times a year in the Kansas City metro area.  For dates, see:, and use the online inquiry form or contact - Lynn Schulte 785-282-8964, Teresa Gutierrez 816-529-9002 .  For additional resources on healing, or to find a weekend in another city, visit: . 

Beginning Experience also offers a weekly format over the course of about 8 weeks that leads the participant through the healing process.  This weekly experience is called, “Coping with Life Alone”. For dates and registration information, see or contact: kc.cwla@gmail.comDonna Eisenbarth 816-305-3760.


Loss of Any Loved One: Grieving Young Adults 

This group is designed for young adults (ages 18-40) that have lost a loved one.  They meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 7-8:30pm.  If you are interested in being a part of one of the group or know someone that could benefit from this ministry you can contact Marcus Kain at or head to the Grieving Young Adults Facebook page for additional information.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church (front room) 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, KS. 66214





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This program is funded by generous donors to the Archbiship's Call to Share.    

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