Gulfport First UMC starts workshops


Gulfport First United Methodist Church will begin three outreach programs this month. A new 10-week session of the Divorce Recovery Workshop will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. The workshop is a structured program helping people deal with divorce issues, as well as offering a caring support group for those going through a divorce or separation.

A 10-week session of the Grief Recovery Workshop also begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. This workshop is for anyone dealing with the pain that follows the death of a loved one. Participants share grief issues with the goal of getting their lives back together.

Broken Rainbow, a program for children dealing with divorce and grief issues, begins a 10-week session at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.  A support group for single parents is held at the same time.

All workshops meet in the Education Building of First UMC on 15th Street and 23rd Avenue in downtown Gulfport. Child care is provided. The workshop fees are $35. The children of Divorce and Grief Recovery participants may attend Broken Rainbow at no extra cost. Pre-registration is not necessary. For information on any program, call 228-863-0047 or 228-388-9288.