With our area having experienced several tragic deaths in recent years, the Stephen Ministry of St. John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor is sponsoring a mini-seminar on suicide and tragic death. Topics to be covered are signs and symptoms of potential problems, the help available, coping with the loss, what to say and not to say to families who have lost a loved one and the question of where God is in these situations.
The speakers will be Joyce M. Gates, M.A., LICDC, LPCC of C.O.P.E.; Joe Vidal, Coroner’s Investigator; and Pastor Debra Domeier of St. John Church. The seminar, to be held at Salem Township Community Center, 11650 W. Portage River South Road, Oak Harbor, beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, is open to everyone. There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not necessary. For questions, please call the church office at 419-898-6474.