Events with Rev Z – Sunday Messages and Workshops

Leaning Into Loss Workshop Overview

Grief isn’t only something that accompanies death, divorce, and other major life changes; it is with us in small and large ways each day. The changing of the seasons, the news that a loved one has fallen and broken a hip, the start of a new school or work schedule and the changed morning routine, discarding a favorite piece of clothing that is worn-out … these and other life events bring their own emotional charges – whether we examine and embrace them or not.

The Leaning Into Loss workshop offers a gentle look at loss and its presence in our daily lives. Every “small” change and loss is an opportunity to practice for those inevitable large grief events. Designed as a safe exploration and sacred experience, this three-and-a-half -hour workshop will give you:

  • an increased awareness of how loss impacts your daily life;
  • information about research and the current state of findings in the new science of loss and bereavement;
  • experiential access to healing and forgiveness for personal grief issues;
  • tools to support others in their loss and mourning processes; and
  • resources for additional experiences in reconciliation, release, and transformation of chronic painful, limiting grief patterns.

All workshops are provided on a love offering basis … $30 contribution suggested.
No one will be turned away.

2014 Sunday Messages and Workshops

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Workshop 10:00 am – 1:30 pm ~~~  Leaning Into Loss, A Workshop ~~~
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Worship Service 10:00 am ~~~  Leaning Into Loss ~~~
Unity San Francisco, 2222 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, 415-474-0440,

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Worship Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Workshop 12:30 – 4:00 pm
Leaning Into Loss
Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 350 North Orchard Ave, Vacaville, CA 95688, 707-447-0521,


2013 Sunday Messages and Workshops

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Celebration Service 10:30 am
Workshop 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Peace … the Unexpected Outcome of Leaning Into Loss
Unity Spiritual Center of Manhattan, 205 South 4th Street, Suite L, Manhattan, KS 66502, 785-537-6120,

Sunday, December 1, 2013
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Workshop 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Hope Unfolding … Leaning Into Loss
Unity Center of Mills River, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759, 828-891-8700,

The holidays are portrayed as a time of celebration and joy … filled with family and friends, good meals, beautiful gifts and grateful hearts. For many of us, that’s true – at least most of the time.

For others of us, though, the holiday season is a time of sadness and reminders of what we don’t have. Perhaps we have lost loved ones to death, divorce, or illness — or we are in the process of loss — maybe we have never experienced the joy of family and the holidays. And whatever our personal situation, we probably know someone for whom the holidays are anything but joyful.

Leaning Into Loss offers a gentle look at your relationship with change and loss, grief and bereavement. This three-and-a-half-hour workshop includes group sessions, small group exercises, and individual time; it is designed to be a safe exploration and sacred experience.