Life is full of losses. Death, suicide, divorce or even the loss of identity from a job change can cause grief in our lives. Learn what to do with that grief and how to experience healing by participating in one of the options below:


This five-session class is to help people deal with various types of loss. Facilitated by Joanne Smith Petrie, a nationally certified Bereavement Facilitator. Cost is $25 for materials and first class attendance is mandatory.


Beyond Grief Release

Beyond Grief Release is a five-week, two-hour-per-session class incorporating presentations, group discussion, 1 to 1 sharing, and weekly assignments. This class continues the learning and healing that took place in Grief Release. The classes are led by Joanne Petrie, Certified Bereavement Facilitator. Beyond Grief Release will help you continue to heal and bring your life back into focus from the blur of pain, confusion, and bewilderment caused by loss. Beyond Grief Release provides practical step-by-step support—a road to restoration.

Registration information coming soon.


Grief Release Gathering

November 14, 2021 | 3:30-5:00 PM | Courtyard Room

Grief Release alumni and their families are invited to the Grief Release Gathering holiday event. Join us for connection and celebration. See old friends and share our journeys. Joanne will give a short lesson and tools on dealing with grief through the holidays. Yummy goodies, door prizes and holiday fun! Children 12+ are invited. 

Call 503.638.5900 or email with any questions.


First Image has been working for over 30 years to live out God’s heart to renew his image in the lives of those that have been impacted by sexual brokenness and abortion. We believe God has called us to serve the women in our city facing unplanned pregnancies, the children they carry, students who are in desperate need of transformation in their relationships and sexuality, and men and women burdened by the pain of past abortion. We encourage our whole faith family to serve and to participate in the annual bottle fundraising drive.

Email or visit for more information.

Deaths in Our Faith Family

Due to this challenging COVID season, we haven’t been able to see each other in-person as often. Because of this, it’s been harder to keep up with how things are going with others in our faith family.

Join us in celebrating the lives of those in our faith family who have gone to be with Jesus this past year. Let us honor and remember each one of their lives. Join us in praying for all the families and friends who are grieving.

Faith Family Lives Lost in 2021

  • Christy Allcroft
  • Jerry Beres
  • Carol Emery
  • Garnet McIver
  • Howard Mudder
  • Connie Root


Faith Family Lives Lost in 2020

  • Barry Adamson
  • Bruce Becker
  • Starla Bowden
  • Dorothy Dix
  • Jacques Goessens
  • Brian Harris
  • Joyce Jackson
  • Kenny Kaupp
  • Donna Kerr
  • Dale Kreilkamp
  • Phyllis Packard
  • Jon Peterson
  • Judy Rohde
  • Rich Roarke
  • Jan Slothower
  • Butch Spaulding
  • Trevor Spelman
  • Chris Stangland
  • Dennis Turner
  • Dean Vail
  • Hal Wadley

If we missed anyone in our faith family that has passed in the last year, please know it was not our intent to forget anyone. Email Angie McKay at to let us know so we can add their name to our list and be praying for your family as you grieve.

Professional Counseling

We often find ourselves in need of professional counseling to deal with a past trauma, current stressor, struggling marriage or parenting issue. Rolling Hills does not offer on-going therapy here on our campus, but we can provide recommendations for Christian counselors in our area. If interested, contact


Zach Gillock

Community & Global Outreach Pastor

Bill Colton

Care Pastor