Our Meetings

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Our meeting is for those who had a loss recently, a long time ago, or somewhere in between. Our meeting has been in the same location, on the same recurring schedule for almost 40 years. There's no need to ask if we're meeting: We almost certainly are. Only in cases of extreme weather would we cancel (and that's only happened once in the past 25 years). You can confirm the meeting date on our calendar of events, or by looking in the footer of each page on our website.

  • Our next meeting is: Thursday Nov 15th at 7:30pm
  • You don't need to sign up to attend, you can just show up. There is no cost to attend.
  • We are very casual - arriving late or leaving early is no problem as we understand the traffic issues of the area. We advertise our meeting ends at 9:30 pm but we are known to run beyond that if people find the conversation helpful. Some people bring a drink (coffee/tea/soda) -- feel free. Water and a light refreshment will be provided.
  • Our meetings are a safe place. Although we meet in a church, we are non-denominational, and not religiously affiliated. We emphasize the principle that we do not judge other people's experiences, or the decisions they made during their loss.
  • Look at the directions below, because finding us can be slightly confusing.
  • St. Luke's United Methodist Church
    7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043


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    From I-66
    Take the Route 7 Exit, west, go though 2 stop lights, and at the third light (across from George Marshall High School), turn right and follow the driveway behind the church to the parking lot. (see detailed image below)

    From the I-495 Beltway
    Take the Route 7, East exit. Go through 2 stop lights, and at the third light (across from George Marshall High School), turn left and follow driveway behind the church to the parking lot. (see detailed image below)

    The meeting is in the Craig room. The easiest way in is to come through the single door which serves the small church kitchen, cut through kitchen, and cross the hall directly into the Craig Room. There is a sign in the grass outside of the door that looks like this:

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    If you're not familiar with the location of the church we meet in, take a minute to look at the arial photo. The circular building is an office building, and the church is the smaller rectangle to the right. Follow either of the blue routes, to a highlighted parking area. There are sidewalks to the entrance from either parking area. The entrance to the church is near Point "A," in the image. Since it's confusing, we usually have someone watching from an open door to wave and help direct you to the meeting room.

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