Friend to Friend

Friend to Friend is an opportunity for women of all ages to meet women who are looking for new friends or want to embrace existing friendships.

Meetings take place on the second Saturday of each month from September 2023 through May 2024 at 10 AM to 12 PM.

Friend to Friend meets at Living Hope Church, 19691 Meyers Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045.

The cost is $5.00 per meeting.


Click here to register today!

Grief Release Gathering November 12, 2023

Grief Release Alumni, Family and Friends, join us for connection and celebration on November 12, 2023 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. See old friends and share our journeys. Joanne will give a short lesson and tools on dealing with grief through the holidays.

Cookies, door prizes and holiday fun!

Children over 12 years old are invited. Childcare is not provided.

For questions, please contact Joanne Petrie:
(503) 593-2301 or

Pic Events Grievingperson

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
$30 per term

Winter: January 11 – February 8, 2024
Spring: April 11 – May 9, 2024
Summer: July 11 – August 8, 2024
Fall: September 5 – October 3, 2024

*The first class is mandatory.

Registration Available Soon

Thursdays | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Living Savior Lutheran Church
$30 per term

(Tentative Schedule)

Winter: January 11 – February 8, 2024
Spring: April 11 – May 9, 2024
Summer: July 11 – August 8, 2024
Fall: September 5 – October 3, 2024

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

Spring: March 7 – April 4, 2024
Summer:May 16 – June 13, 2024
Fall: October 10 – November 7, 2024

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

Registration Available Soon

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 - TBA

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

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.