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COJ's Annual Teen & Family Bonfire Night | A Pathway to Healing Event

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Niederman Family Farm

5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road

Liberty Township, OH 45011

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We invite your family to join us for this fun-filled, fall night as together, we experience hope, strength, and healing .

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Each Fall, we bring grieving families within our community together at Niederman Family Farm in West Chester for COJ’s Annual Teen and Family Bonfire Night. It’s part of our Pathway to Healing Series for families and is one of our most anticipated events of the year.

This fun-filled evening features a host of family-friendly activities on the farm, food, crafts, a guest speaker, smores, and a memorial remembrance ceremony in honor of loved ones lost. A few family bonfire ‘favorites’ include:

  • The Corn Maze - Your family can explore the corn maze together and learn a bit more about yourselves and each other -observations which come in handy as you travel the twists and turns of your grief journey together.
  • The Jumping Pillow - At COJ we talk often about the importance of finding your balance amidst the challenges of grief and life. Watching families simply play together on the Jumping Pillow, we witness a collective GIANT exhale, as kids and parents alike recognize that it’s ok to take a moment and pause from your grief to simply smile and enjoy some family fun. The best moments are watching the kids team up to try and send one of their parents sailing through the air by jumping really hard. Lots of smiles, laughter and fun can be heard coming from the Jumping Pillow each year.
  • The Remembrance Memorial - In 2018, we release balloons in memory of our loved ones. In 2019, we played with giant bubbles and watched them soar high into the sky taking our well wishes for loved ones with them. We are excited for you to find out what we do this year!

At COJ, we recognize that shared grief can be complicated. Bereaved family members often don’t want to burden one another with their grief, so they avoid the topic altogether. Tragically, this can create unintentional rifts in family relationships, which can then lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness if conversations are avoided for too long.

We’re committed to exploring innovative ways to help your family overcome common communication barriers by allowing your family to experience moments of joy with others who ‘get it’ and equipping your family members with tools for encouraging one another.

Registration is required - sign your family up for this free event, today.

When attending this event, we kindly ask that you come with your mask and adhere to all of Niederman Family Farm's COVID-19 Safety and Prevention Policies.

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Niederman Family Farm

5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road

Liberty Township, OH 45011

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Companions on a Journey provides ongoing support for the bereaved - one child, one teen, one adult, one family at a time, surrounding them with HOPE, STRENGTH and HEALING as they create their new life balance. 

We believe you're never too old or too young to benefit from the compassionate, healing support of community.  We offer a variety of monthly of school and community based support groups to meet each person wherever they are on their grief journey; creating a power of connection which helps each person know they are not alone. 

While we are sheltering at home during this global pandemic, we still believe this connection is essential for health and healing to occur.  We are creating new groups as needed, which will begin  meeting by utilizing online resources until we are once again allowed to meet in person.    

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