Journey of Hope

A half-day seminar for women who have experienced loss, in transition, or who want a new normal.

Join us on Saturday, July 29, 2023 for the Journey of Hope seminar. The event will take place at the Pioneer Adult Community Center in Oregon City, Oregon from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The cost is $20 for online registrations and $25 in person at the door. Click here for more information and to register online.

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Learn How to Recover From Loss and Grief

At One to Another in Oregon City, OR, we offer different opportunities for people to heal and embrace life again. We hold many events and classes that you can take part in.

We offer two grief classes: “Grief Release” and “Beyond Grief Release.” Through these, we aim to guide people through the healing process and teach them how to appreciate the beauty of life again

Aside from these, One to Another also offers:

  • Friend to Friend Programs
  • Moving Forward Support Groups
  • Journeys of Hope Seminar Series

Our organization hopes to provide an environment of growth, healing, and unlimited potential to its members. This way, people will still find hope and encouragement even though they’re going through tough times.

Grief Release Classes

Why Should You Take Grief Release?

From the blur of pain, confusion, and bewilderment, Grief Release brings life back into focus. It encourages unhurried healing and provides practical step-by-step support on the road to restoration.

Who Can Join These Classes?

One to Another welcomes everyone who needs help dealing with loss, particularly those who have:

  • Lost a loved one through death or divorce
  • Lost a job (retirement, corporate downsizing, etc.)
  • Lost their business or home
  • Lost their health
  • Experienced empty nest syndrome
  • Lost hope and joy
  • Lost their identity, reputation, or self-esteem

It is also helpful for those who:

  • Believe they’re never going to make it/have lost hope for recovery
  • Find their loss overwhelming
  • Suppress their feelings
Grief Release Classes

How Long Does This Program Last?

There are a total of five classes. Attendance at the first session of this program is mandatory.

Will There Be Materials Provided?

Workbooks are included in Grief Release classes. You can purchase extras at the first class or contact the instructor to order them.

Quantity Price Discount
1–10 pieces $9.50 each No discount
11–24 pieces $9.00 each 5% discount
25–39 pieces $8.60 each 10% discount
40 pieces $8.15 each 15% discount
50+ pieces $7.70 each 20% discount
How Long Does This Program Last?

About the Facilitator

Class Facilitator Joanne Smith Petrie is a nationally certified Bereavement Facilitator, hospice chaplain, counselor, author, radio host, and teacher. She is the founder and director of One to Another, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon.

Joanne has been teaching Grief Release since 1985, following the death of her first husband. She is the producer of the Grief Release video series and co-author of the book “How to Say Goodbye.”

Schedule for Grief Support Classes

Grief Release*
Thursdays | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Rolling Hills Church
$25 per term

Winter: Jan. 12-Feb. 9
Spring: April 13-May 11
Summer: July 13–Aug. 10
Fall: Sept. 7-Oct. 5

*The first class is mandatory.

Grief Release*
Thursdays | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Rolling Hills Church
$25 per term

Winter: Jan. 12-Feb. 9
Spring: April 13- May 11
Summer: July 13- Aug. 10
Fall: Sept. 7-Oct. 5

*The first class is mandatory.

Thursdays | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Living Savior Lutheran Church
$25 per term

Winter: Jan. 12-Feb. 9
Spring: April 13-May 11
Summer: July 13-Aug.10
Fall: Sept. 7-Oct. 5

Beyond Grief Release**
Thursdays | 6:30 PM–8:30 PM Rolling Hills Church
$25 per term

Spring: Mar. 9-April 6
Summer: May 18-June 15
Fall: Oct. 12-Nov 9

**Grief Release must be completed prior to registering for Beyond Grief Release. The first class is mandatory.

To register for Grief Release or Beyond Grief Release: Call 503-638-5900 ext. 248 or email


Rolling Hills Church
3550 SW Borland Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: 503-638-5900

Living Savior Lutheran Church
8740 SW Sagert St.
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: 503 692 3490

Living Hope Church
19691 S Meyers Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: 503-655-7390

For more information, you may get in touch with:

Joanne Petrie

Julie Hampton
Office Administrator Living Hope Church

Grief Support Group

The Bristol Hospice “Build a Bridge of Hope” support group provides an avenue for people to share their feelings and receive support from others who are going through similar grief. It is a Peer Support Group facilitated by Chaplain Joanne Petrie.

These sessions are free of charge; just come to Oregon City Pioneer Community Center at 615 5th Street, Oregon City, OR. For more information on our schedule, you may call Joanne Petrie at 503-771-4341 or email

Grief Support Group

Build a Bridge of Hope - 2021 Schedule

  • Classes will be held done virtually on Microsoft Teams
  • Phone in is 1-385-500-4838, ID : 311 413 037#
  • For video access, supply email by calling Joanne at 971-263-1016
  • Classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
  • There is No Charge for these classes

January 14th & 28th
February 11th & 25th
March 11th & 27th
April 8th & 22nd
May 13th & 27th
June 10th & 24th

July 8th & 22nd
August 12th & 26th
September 9th & 23rd
October 14th & 28th
November 11th (no group on 25th)
December 9th & 23rd

Call 503-593-2301 for Grief Support Group connection instructions

Friend to Friend

If you are looking for new friends or want to strengthen existing bonds, this program is for you. Friend to Friend is open to women of all ages who want to meet other ladies and broaden their circle.

To preregister for each meeting ($5 per class), you may send your check payable to One to Another at 11973 LeAnn Marie Lane, Oregon City, OR 97045. For questions, call Joanne Petrie at 503-593-2301.


Speaking Engagements and Seminars

The Petries are also available for one-day grief seminars and classes as well as speaking engagements. Their clients include churches, groups, and individuals who are helping people recover from loss. Reach out to us to learn more.


Those who are unable to join classes or seminars may listen to Joanne's weekly podcast here.