New Ventures session offer opportunity for story of grief, healing




Members of Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren holding a celebration in 2013, in honor of what would have been Paul Ziegler's 20th birthday.
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Members of Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren holding a celebration in 2013, in honor of what would have been Paul Ziegler's 20th birthday.

The newest offering in the Ventures sessions hosted at McPherson (Kan.) College comes up on Jan. 16, titled “The Road We Travel...a Journey Shared.” Deb and Dale Ziegler will share about their journey of loss, grief, and healing since September 2012 when their 19-year-old son--a college student at McPherson--was killed while riding his bicycle.

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On Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the Zieglers will give a presentation about the loss of their son, Paul, who was a person full of life, ideas, and a passionate desire for peace. His last text before his ride read, “I'm going on a bike ride to be with God.” His parents will remind participants that sometimes on the journey of loss, grief, and healing, we walk alone--and at other times we have companions. Ventures participants will hear their story of grace extended, and grace received, and resources they have found to be helpful along the way. 

The fee for attending the Ventures classes recently changed from a $15 registration fee, to a donation. Participants can register to attend the event at www.mcpherson.edu/ventures for a donation. Continuing education credit is not available for this course.

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