Breakthrough Groups

Don’t be trapped into thinking you’re the only one experiencing your current feelings, that no one understands, or that circumstances will never change! Bay Life's Breakthrough Support Groups provide safe, confidential, and caring environments where you can feel comfortable and safe talking about your struggles and grow toward wholeness.

Surviving The Holidays

GriefShare Surviving the Holidays - November 10 @ 10:45am - 12:15am

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future

This event lasts for about 90 minutes. You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. During the seminar, you will: Watch a 45-minute video, filled with practical holiday survival tips and the real-life stories of people who have navigated the season after their loved one’s death; hear other seminar attendees explain how they are dealing with the holidays; have the opportunity to share how grief is affecting you. (No pressure—this is optional. We want you to feel comfortable); and receive a personal copy of the GriefShare Holiday Survival Guide.

When: Sunday, November 10th, 2019 10:45am – 12:15pm

Where: Room 603 located behind the Student Center Building

Cost: $5.00 for participant handbook (scholarships available)

Fall 2019 Groups

This fall, Breakthrough meetings will start in the Student Worship Center at 7pm. Childcare is available with advanced registration. The cost is $5 per child with a $10 maximum per family. To make a reservation, email  before Noon on Wednesday.

  • DivorceCare (Sundays)
  • Emotional Fitness: Developing a Wholesome Heart (Thursdays)
  • GriefShare (Thursdays)
  • Men's Twelve Step Journey to Wellness (Thursdays)

Spring 2020 Groups

Spring groups will kickoff starting Sunday, February 2 @ 10:45am and Thursday, February 6 @ 7pm. 

  • DivorceCare (Sundays)
  • Boundaries (Thursdays)
  • GriefShare (Thursdays)
  • Men's Twelve Step Journey to Wellness (Thursdays)

Click Here To Register 


Loss of a Spouse

January 30 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Widowed? Help is here and hope is possible. Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on? As you know, the death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle. That’s why we are hosting Loss of a Spouse (a grief support seminar).

At a Loss of a Spouse seminar you’ll discover:

  • Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
  • Why it won’t always hurt so much
  • Reasons for hope
  • Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse

This event is a one-time, 90 minute event which includes a 45 minute DVD presentation followed by a group discussion(s). This event is for widows/widowers regardless of how recently or not recently one lost their spouse.

About The Group Leader

Genevieve LoCicero was a participant in Breakthrough when it began in 2000, and has been a member of Bay Life since 2001. She became our Breakthrough Groups Coordinator in 2006.

For more information about any of our Breakthrough groups and events, contact Genevieve LoCicero,