• WHAT: GriefShare, weekly video seminars featuring experts on grief recovery topics
  • WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 13
  • WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 224 W. Constitution St., Gonzales
  • INFORMATION: Pastor Ed Bowman at (225) 450-4724 or visit
  • DETAILS: The seminars address the real problems of grief including the challenges of personal grief and the affect of grief on your relationships. It seeks to help sufferers find solutions to guilt, bitterness and anger. Most importantly it addresses the “why?” question. GriefShare is an international seminar series with a network of over 12,000 churches worldwide offering grief support and recovery groups. It is nondenominational and features biblical principles.


  • WHAT: HIV and syphilis testing
  • WHEN & WHERE: Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St., offers HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and syphilis testing from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave., offers testing from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays; Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St., offers testing from 2-4 p.m. every third Wednesday; and EKL Mid-City, North Foster at Gus Young Avenue, offers testing from 9-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
  • DETAILS: Tests are free, anonymous and confidential.