Can you imagine

Coming together with mothers who love the Lord and want Him to use them to help other mothers who like themselves, have lived through the devastation of their child’s death? Imagine the light these mothers can bring into that dark place of loss that so many endure each day without the understanding of someone who has been there.

This coming together is to lift up, bringing a smile to a face that has endured far too many tears. This group provides a link to a future that cannot be imagined from the depths of despair. The sharing of faith as well as bright memories and photos, aid in clearing away the debris of guilt, anger, or depression, to focus on the strength that coming together with an understanding friend can bring.

This is Umbrella Ministries. We’d love for you to share in the positive, upward and onward momentum that Umbrella Ministries offers, mother to mother, heart to heart.

Upcoming Events


• Journey of the Heart Arizona Conference – June 2, 2018
Parents’ Dinner – June 1, 2018  – 6:00 pm

Scottsdale Bible Church
7601 E Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Click Here to register online today!
For more information please contact Julie Moore at or call 623-512-1824

• Journey of the Heart West Coast Conference – June 29, 30 & July 1, 2018

DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs
67967 Vista Chino
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Click Here to register online today!
Click Here to download a brochure or to register by mail.
For more information please contact Michele Paul at or call 760-702-2770


• Journey of the Heart Orlando Conference – October 20-21, 2018

A weekend retreat for Married Couples who have experienced the death of a child.
Come together with other parents who will offer you encouragement and emotional support in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is located on 48 acres of natural beauty surrounding a lake, away from it all, and yet within a half-hour of the Orlando International Airport. A truly beautiful peaceful casual setting where you will learn tools that can help you learn to grieve together in ways that will strengthen your marriage.

Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center
1601 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo, FL  32765

Registration and additional information will be available soon!

The following Christian outreach events, although inspired or influenced by Umbrella Ministries, are independently set up and operated locally by women of faith…

• God’s Healing for a Mother’s Heart – March 24, 2018

A one day retreat that will offer overnight options for those needing to spend the night

Simpsonville, SC

Guest speaker: Dianne Collard, author of I Choose to Forgive; along with multiple small group classes

Contact Jan James at, or call 864-963-3543
or Alice Ann Holman at, or call 864-979-3198
More details to come.


• A Day of Hope – April 21, 2018

Presented by the Sisters of Hope
A Day of Remembering and Celebrating our Children

Stony Point Presbyterian Church
Richmond, Virginia
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information please contact Kathy Brundage at or call 804-405-3001

Please feel free to bring your mom or sister for support as they can also register.

•  Journey of the Heart Conference – May 12, 2018

Presented by Heavenly Hope and Healing

Glen Eyrie Castle
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Imagine spending a day with other moms who UNDERSTAND the pain of losing a child?
Imagine discovering hope and compassion in a beautiful Colorado setting?
You will experience:
• Encouragement from God’s Word
• Tools for handling grief
• Connect with other moms of similar loss experiences
• Honor your child through music, candlelight ceremony and a butterfly release.

This year you can register your Mother or Grandmother or Support Sister to come with you!

Click Here to register online today!
For more information please contact Lynda Shelhamer – 719-650-2219