Coping with Loss and Grief: A Panel Discussion

April 25, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Join us with Julie Yarbrough, author of Present Comfort: Meditations on Modern Loss and Grief, and Rev. Jennifer Powell of St. Andrew Congregational Care and Beacon of Light. Hosted by Rev. Robert Hasley.

Participants will receive a copy of Present Comfort as part of online registration.



Present Comfort is for those who grieve the death of a loved one, for those who feel sad, bewildered, frustrated, or confused by the chaos and uncertainty in the world, and for those who are at a loss to understand the myriad emotions of modern loss and grief. The book offers comfort and encouragement for those who grieve and context for those who desire to share in the heart and language of grief.

The meditations in Present Comfort reflect on some of the complicated, more complex issues of modern grief, and identify many of the issues that may arise from the devastation of personal loss. Julie Yarbrough’s new book provides direction and insight from a spiritual perspective through the assurance and support of scripture. The hope is that Present Comfort inspires a deeper faith that in each whisper of comfort, there is the presence of God.


Julie Yarbrough has written extensively on grief, inspired by the death of her beloved husband. She is the author of the Beyond the Broken Heart grief group resources and other books that address the practical and spiritual challenges of grief. In writing about grief, her premise is that those who grieve seek answers found only when they understand their personal experience of grief.