offering hope in loss, grief and mourning

Lamentation loss and grief class/group has been involved in helping those with intense losses for over twelve years. This ministry is a uniquely Christian look into the formative depth that grief and mourning can have in our lives. Based on the prophet Jeremiah's letter of Lamentations, this class introduces the participant to the Biblical record of suffering and lament and how hope and joy is born of sorrow and mourning. In addition, Lamentation offers a listening presence to those in anguish and this ministry has proven to be an offering of hope to those in despair.

"Grief is the season of our life right now. It began when our son was diagnosed with cancer and went to be with Jesus four years ago. The season continues to this very day. One of the few things that has been truly helpful in this journey has been the Lamentation class. It gave us opportunities to explore our grief, language to express it, and ways to journey along with it, not to mention some fellow journeyers. It was a hard class to attend, but I am so thankful that I did." 

Doug Bunnell, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church - Bellingham, WA.

It is the prayer and hope of the 8th Day Community to expand this intensely personal journey to a broader audience within the Church as a whole and the community at large. This class is two hours per session and typically runs for eight weeks. Click on the schedule and curriculum links above for a more detailed description of the class. Lamentation is usually held the beginning of Lent and ending on Palm Sunday.

next class

next class will be posted when confirmed. 

For  information about Lamentation, contact Dr. Dale Pollard at, or by cell at 360-201-3957.