Grief & Loss

Find solace and support in grieving the loss of your beloved pet at our monthly support group in Lexington, SC.

Grief & Loss

“Joy in the Mourning”
“…for weeping may endure through the long night of sorrow…
…but joy will return in the mourning.”

Adapted from Psalm 30:5

Support Group for Pet Loss

A program offered by “Joy in the Mourning”® Center for Life Losses

If you have experienced the death or disappearance of a pet, or have had to put a pet to sleep, this support group is designed just for you. Our pets become members of our families and are often our best friends. They love us unconditionally, and when they die or disappear, sometimes we are surprised at the depth of sadness and emptiness we feel. This group offers a place where you and others who are grieving the loss of a pet will discover you are not alone in your grief and where you can begin to heal as you share with one another your experiences and memories of your special friend.

When: 1st Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.​

St. Stephens Lutheran Church
119 N. Church Street
Lexington, SC 29072​

Cost: Free of charge. No pre-registration required.​

*This group is fully funded by Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital and Lake Murray Animal Hospital as a Community Service.​

Directions: St. Stephens Lutheran church is located in downtown Lexington and fills much of the city block bounded by Main Street, Church Street, and Butler Street. The group will meet in a classroom located on the Butler Street side of the building. Church Street runs between Main Street and Highway 6. Turn off Church Street onto Butler Street (runs between the church and the cemetery). Park anywhere along either side of the road, beside the cemetery or the church building. We will meet in the educational building closest to (and connected to) the sanctuary. This portion of the building juts out closer to the street just past the sanctuary. There is a streetlight almost directly across the street from the entrance we use. There is also a sign there that bears the words: “Sanctuary”, “Classrooms”, and “Preschool Office” at that entrance. Our meeting room is the first door on your right as you enter the building.