Encouragement & Advice for the Holidays Ahead for Those Who are Grieving


Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 4:30 - 7:30pm

held in Prestoncrest's Fellowship Hall, located in the church building


NO CHARGE to attend, but registration is required ~ To RSVP click here

Or you may RSVP by calling the church office M-F, 8a-5p @ 972.233.2392


Wondering how you will get through the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Join us for help and hope as you navigate the holidays. Surviving the Holidays is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn…

You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help.



Larry Barber knows grief all too well.  In May 1993 his wife Cindy and 2-year-old daughter Katie died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Arlington, Texas.  As a widowed single parent, he raised two surviving children, 9-year-old Sarah and 12-year-old Christian.  Barber is a minister, a licensed professional counselor, and certified in Thanatology (the specialized study of death, dying and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). He served 6 years as a hospice bereavement coordinator and 14 years as a grief support group facilitator in Dallas, Fort Worth, & Arlington. In 2007, Larry began at ChristianWorks, where he currently serves as the Director of the CounselingWorks, GriefWorks and KIDWorks ministries. Barber conducts grief seminars, in-services, and church presentations. He is the author of the grief survival guide, Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise.”


To find out more about the Surviving the Holidays events and ministry, you can also visit the “Surviving the Holidays” Website & the Prestoncrest event page... CLICK HERE.


We appreciate all our volunteers and food donations! They are what make this event so successful. If you’d like to check out our volunteer & donation needs, please click here.