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Naomi's Circle

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  • Professional
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This group is for parents who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, and for family, friends, and professionals wanting to help.

Welcome to Naomi's Circle!

You can find our complete website at www.naomiscircle.weebly.com!

Naomi's Circle is a community dedicated to supporting parents of babies in heaven, lost during any stage of pregnancy or shortly after birth. We are made up of parents, family, friends, pastors, and other professionals who may work with people dealing with such a loss.

The vision of Naomi's Circle is a community particularly of parents who, having experienced the uniquely devastating loss of a baby, are able and willing with the strength of the Lord to gather around others going through a similar loss to offer hope and healing in the name of Jesus.  We pray that by doing so, we may also impact our churches and our community to raise awareness of the needs of such parents and to positively impact others.  We also desire to be a resource for friends, family, pastors, and other professionals seeking to understand the needs and hurts of parents dealing with this kind of loss.

Naomi's Circle is a ministry based in the Scriptures and in a firm belief in Jesus as Savior and Lord.  We focus on events and resources available in our local area (the Midlands area of South Carolina), but welcome participants from other places and from other denominational and faith backgrounds.  Currently, we only "meet" online, but in the future, we plan to have regular support group meetings in the northeast part of the Columbia metro area.

Which membership is for me?

We have three kinds of memberships - "Parents" for those with babies in heaven, "Family and Friends" for those seeking to understand how to support loved ones, and "Professionals" for those in professions (pastoral, medical, counseling) where you care for couples going through loss. All have access to articles about loss and information about upcoming events. "Parents" can also join men's and women's subforums where they can talk with other moms and dads about their experiences. If you find yourself in more than one category, choose the membership that you most identify with. However, if you want to be able to talk with other parents as a parent, you must have a "Parent" membership. We also have a read-only "Guest" membership available if you just want to check this group out.


If you are looking for this kind of support, if you want to help others going through this, or if you have traveled this road in the past and can encourage others who are new to the journey, we welcome you to this community - Naomi's Circle. Join us!


Our inspiration...

Naomi's Circle was named for Naomi Faith, our second daughter, who died in a "late miscarriage" at 18 weeks' gestation. To our great sorrow, she was joined by a little sister, Kyria Hope, lost in a first trimester miscarriage only six months later, and another sibling, Jordan Gabriel, who joined them when we experienced a very early miscarriage in May, 2010. Naomi's death in particular challenged and deepened our faith and introduced us to the community of pregnancy and infant loss.

It is also named for the Naomi of the Scriptures who suffered the loss of her husband and two sons. When she returned to her home in Bethlehem, the women of the city gathered around her, listened without condemnation as she poured out her grief, gently pointed her to God's faithfulness, and rejoiced with her as she moved on with life. It is our hope and prayer that we in this community can do the same for one another as we travel this road together.

Upcoming Events

Art of Coping with Loss

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm EDT

This support group meets at Vive Church (2620 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC) on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is sponsored by Dunbar Funerals and Cremations Northeast Chapel and led by Dr. Dee Gulledge, who uses the arts for grief expression. For more information, call 803-788-6310 or 803-730-2220.

Wee Remember Support Group

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 6:30–8:30 pm EDT

Meets at Palmetto Baptist Hospital at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month; for more information, contact Rosalie Blair at 803-296-5636.

Naomi's Circle

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 6:30–7:45 pm EDT

Naomi's Circle has two support groups meeting at the same time. The Parenting/Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) group is for women who have experienced one or more losses, and are either pregnant or have another living child (born before or after loss). Women without living children are welcome, but babies may be present.

The HOPE Group is for couples who have experienced a recent loss, whether or not they have living children. No minors come to HOPE group meetings. Both groups meet at Spring Valley Baptist Church in the Platt Educational Building on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Sometimes the groups meet together and sometimes separately, depending on the needs of those present. Free childcare is available without advance registration. For more information, write to naomiscircle@gmail.com or call (803) 728-1162.

Memories Support Group

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 7–8:30 pm EDT

Meets in the North Tower of Lexington Medical Center on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Corrine Barbian at 803-781-1003.

Art of Coping with Loss

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm EDT

This support group meets at Vive Church (2620 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC) on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is sponsored by Dunbar Funerals and Cremations Northeast Chapel and led by Dr. Dee Gulledge, who uses the arts for grief expression. For more information, call 803-788-6310 or 803-730-2220.

Recent News

Naomi's Circle News News

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Sunday

8/27/2012 (5 yrs ago)


Last year, we did something special in our church on the Sunday
closest to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day - we brought in a
bouquet of yellow roses in recognition of that day and invited anyone
who had experienced such a loss to take a rose home after the service.
It was really simple, but... read more »
Naomi's Circle News News

Asking for your help!

6/10/2012 (5 yrs ago)
Newsflash - Naomi's Circle will be featured in an upcoming article
about pregnancy loss in Palmetto Parent magazine! As word spreads
about our ministry and the resources available for parents dealing
with pregnancy loss, I want to ask for your help in some key ways.

First, please check out the forum... read more »
Announcements News

Naomi's Circle PALS group rescheduled

1/12/2012 (6 yrs ago)
Naomi's Circle News News

Support groups meeting this Thursday

11/9/2011 (6 yrs ago)
Naomi's Circle News News

We're on Facebook!

10/11/2011 (6 yrs ago)