Programs & Classes

Introducing: “Gone too Soon” Grief Classes

This is a 9-week program designed to help parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age. The program is fully funded this year by a grant from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. It is free of charge, but pre-registration is required to reserve your place. The program is closed to new participants after the first week. Classes begin the 2nd week in October at East Lake Community Church in Irmo.

For more information, or to pre-register, call 803-716-4600, or contact us by using the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page.

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Grief Recovery at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church


This Program is now in progress. Come and join us!. Click here for information flyer


The journey through grief after the loss of a loved one can be very difficult. While every loss is different, and every individual grieves in his or her own way, grief shares common characteristics and feelings. Grief Recovery provides a place where participants can know they are not alone and can gain support and valuable tools to help while navigating the challenging path of grief. Grief Recovery is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

This 8-week program is offered by St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Irmo and is co-sponsored by “Joy in the Mourning”® Center. New participants may join at any time during the 8-week cycle.

Classes meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays (September 2-October 21) in room 304. Pre-registration not required, and the program is free of charge.


Church Address:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
6952 St. Andrews Rd.
Columbia, SC  29212

(Located in the Irmo area directly across the street from Crossroads Middle School)

For more information, call Joy in the Mourning® Center:  (803) 716-4600 or the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church office: (803) 732-2273

Church website:


"Finding Your Way after the Suicide of a Loved One"

Program date to be announced.


This is a 9-week grief recovery program designed especially for individuals struggling with the loss of a loved one to suicide.  This compassionate, faith-affirming and supportive recovery program will help you or someone you know to navigate the journey through grief, particularly during the first year after a loss to suicide. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 12 participants. To be eligible for the program, you must have experienced your loss at least three months prior to the start date. Registration fee: $75 per person. For more information or to pre-register call (803) 716-4600, or contact us via email. 





Support Group Leadership Training

Dates to be announced.