Grief Support
to Jun 4

Grief Support

Grief Resources


Has someone died that is close to you? Would it help to share?

Please join Bay Center for Spiritual Development for support, understanding and acceptance through the grieving process.

There will be 4 ten-week series throughout 2019.

  • Tuesdays from 1-2:30 PM

  • Bay Center, 31 Noblett Lane, Kilmarnock, VA

Informational/1st Session Dates:

  • Jan. 8 - Mar 12

  • Apr. 2 - June 4 — REGISTER HERE

  • July 23 - Sept 24

  • Oct. 15 - Dec.17

Groups will allow participants to explore, within a “trusting, nurturing and confidential environment”, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate this change into their lives in order to move forward.

The support groups will be led by Sally Edwards and/or Lee Archard both Licensed Professional Counselors in private practice, and/or Hal White, also a counselor and retired clergy. The Rev. Karen Woodruff assists.

Each ten week series will use the book, Understanding Your Grief, Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. The book will be handed out at each of the first sessions.

Suggested Donation: $75 for ten week series, $65 if you have attended another 10-week series (scholarships available through the Lantz Foundation). For more information, please call Lee Archard 804-356-3008 or Sally Edwards 540-226-2054 or Hal White 804-580-9737 or Bay Center at 804-436-3191.

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An Evening With Hal White
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening With Hal White

Creative Aging in the Last Third of Life

As we face into the last third of our lives, most have opportunities to be creative about how we face what is often called "the golden years." I think we have choices as we move along, choices which can enlighten and enliven.

So come and share with others the touchstones that have given purpose, meaning and joy to you as you move through the last third of your life. Some of those touchstones which have enriched my life have been support groups, spirituality, volunteer opportunites, friendships, gratitude, and generosity and our attitude. What has been significant in your life?

Hal White, married 59 years, parent and grandparent, licensed therapist and retired priest and lover of life.

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An Evening with Suzanne Best
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Suzanne Best

An Evening with . . . Suzanne M. Best

Tenets of Yoga: Living a Yogic Life

Suzanne M. Best, IAYT-certified yoga therapist, will present a Yoga philosophy primer on Wednesday, April 24 as part of the Bay Center for Spirituality’s Evening With . . . series. Although the word “yoga” conjures visions of humans twisted into various pretzel shapes, Yoga has more to offer than wearing comfortable yoga togs and performing physical postures. Raja Yoga is considered the science of the mind. Suzanne will concentrate the presentation on concepts of Raja Yoga as derived from the yogic texts The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.

Suzanne will explore these ancient guidelines and offer some translation to a modern day life. Bring pen and paper for notes and self-study exercises during the lecture.

Suzanne is an International Association of Yoga Therapists certified yoga therapist, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500®, Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider, AFAA certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group exercise instructor, and president of Santosa Studio LLC in Kilmarnock.

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Helpers and Healers
5:30 PM17:30

Helpers and Healers

You are cordially invited to the 12th Annual Helpers and Healers Gathering – May 10, 2019

Gather on the lawn of the Bay Center to meet and mingle with other helpers and healers in your community- those who provide healthcare, psychological, legal and complementary services in the Northern Neck.

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

WHERE: The Bay Center, 31 Noblett Lane, Kilmarnock, VA 
Corner of Irvington Rd and Noblett Lane

RSVP: or 804-436-3191

PLEASE BRING: A Lawn chair and Business cards

Please share this invitation with others you know who might be interested. In the event of rain, we will move inside. Donations encouraged to help the work of the Bay Center.

The Bay Center at 31 Noblett Lane in Kilmarnock is hosting their 12th Annual “Helpers and Healers Gathering” on Friday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30. This gathering is for members of our community to meet and mingle with others who hold common interests and clientele – those who provide healthcare, psychological, clerical, legal, and complementary services in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Complementary services include a wide range of caregivers, hospice volunteers, first responders, massage therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, school counselors, youth leaders, food bank volunteers, etc. (MORE)

Diana Jamison, chair of the Helpers and Healers Gathering committee, board member at The Bay Center and a psychotherapist in practice in Kilmarnock, Jamison says, “The Bay Center anticipates a lawn full of “Helpers and Healers” who will meet and develop contacts and a network within our community for their well-being and that of their neighbors. The Bay Center believes this type of collaboration increases community spirit and promotes their mission of offering hospitality.”

As Diana and the planning committee agreed, “a gathering such as this enhances the outcome of referrals and builds our community by bringing together all those “Helpers and Healers” who offer so many diverse types of services.”

Those who come are asked to bring a lawn chair and business cards to share. Refreshments are provided.

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Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk


When: March 20th

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


31 Noblett Ln., Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Come meet us outside at the labyrinth. We will be keeping an eye on the weather and update you with any changes to the event as time gets closer.

A fire pit and good company will be provided!

PLEASE BRING: A lawn chair and your own lunch! Donations are encouraged to help the work of the Bay Center.

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