Gulfport First UMC offers 3 outreach workshops


First United Methodist Church Gulfport announces the beginning of three outreach programs.

A new 10-week session of the Divorce Recovery Workshop begins Sept. 11. The workshop starts at 7 p.m. and 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 new 10-week session of the Grief Recovery Workshop also begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. 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 putting their lives back together.

Broken Rainbow, a program for children dealing with divorce or death issues also begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, running concurrently with the Divorce and Grief Recovery Workshops. The program is suitable for ages 5 and up.

All workshops meet in the Education Building of First United Methodist Church on 15th Street and 23rd Avenue in downtown Gulfport. The workshop fees are $30 for 10 weeks; children of Divorce Recovery and Grief Recovery participants may attend Broken Rainbow at no charge. Pre-registration is not necessary. For information, call 228-863-0047 or 229-6851.