The First Baptist Church of Van Alstyne is hosting two events to help those who have dealt with loss get through the holidays.


GriefShare: “Surviving the Holidays” is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after the death of a loved one. The seminar will be held Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall located in the basement of the church sanctuary. The seminar and child care are free. Please invite anyone you know that might be in need of this special seminar.


The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in grief-related care and other people who have experienced the holidays after a loss of a loved one. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events and where to find comfort and strength.


DivorceCare: “Surviving the Holidays” is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. The seminar will be held Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall located in the basement of the church sanctuary. The seminar and child care are free. Please invite anyone you know that might be in need of this special seminar.


The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and other people who have experienced the holidays after a separation or divorce. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, helping your kids have a good holiday experience and where to find comfort and strength.


Those who attend either seminar will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas and exercises for daily help through the holiday season.


For more information, contact the church office at 903-482-6334 or at www.fbcva.com.