Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Church of the Epiphany
11000 Smoketree Drive
Richmond, VA 23236

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Carolyn Perrin or Wanda Moser



A Day With Alan Pedersen

Register by January 31st to attend one or both workshops and lunch with Alan Pedersen, nationally acclaimed speaker, songwriter and recording artist. The content of Alan's presentation is appropriate for age 17 and older.,

Workshop #1 - 10 am

“Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Grief”

Who imagined we would be walking this path, yet here we are. This workshop deals with the basics of grief and the multi-faceted changes we face mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically as we take on the challenges of processing loss. The focus will be on fully understanding our loss, how to build our own unique support system and the importance of educating ourselves.

Workshop #2  - 1 pm

"Does It Ever Get Any Better?" 

Grief can leave behind a lot of unfinished emotional business. Some of us deal with guilt and regret, and other issues such as not having the opportunity to say goodbye. The second workshop will focus on things we can do and actions we can take which can bring healing and meaning into our lives.


Stay after the workshop and see Alan's tour van. You may purchase a butterfly with your loved one's name and it will go with Alan on his 2019 Angels Across the USA Tour. 


Alan is an acclaimed speaker, songwriter and recording artist.

His inspirational message of hope and his music have resonated deeply with those facing a loss or adversity in their lives and have made him one of the most popular, in-demand presenters in the world on finding hope after loss.  Since the death of his 18-year-old daughter Ashley in 2001, Alan has traveled to more than 1,500 cities speaking and playing his original music.  Alan also successfully served as the Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends, the largest grief organization in the world, for four years. Alan is currently on the road with The Angels Across the USA Tour where he will speak and perform in over 100 cities in 2019.

The content of Alan's presentation is appropriate for those age 17 and older.

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Church of the Epiphany is graciously hosting this event.

The Compassionate Friends Sandston Chapter is helping provide lunch.


Mission of The Compassionate Friends

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.  The Compassionate Friends RVA provides highly personal comfort. hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. 

The Compassionate Friends is not a religious organization; we welcome everyone, regardless of faith or belief.