Widow to Widow

Widow to Widow MinistryGod is our merciful father and source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we comfort others. When they are troubled we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3b-4 NLT

 

OUR PURPOSE
The Chapel’s Widow to Widow Ministry exists to walk alongside widows as they experience the dramatic loss of widowhood by providing emotional support and companionship, helping widows heal.

 

WE SUPPORT AND CARE FOR WIDOWS BY:

  • Visiting new widows to provide emotional support and serve as a point of contact between their need and the Chapel’s resources.
  • Visiting widows on an ongoing basis to provide timely resources as these ladies walk through this difficult journey.
  • Facilitating relevant and supportive small group studies.
  • Organizing engaging social opportunities for widows to gather together to nurture new relationships.
  • Developing valuable referral contacts to help widows with their practical needs.

 

EVENTS

  • Connect and Share
    The last Saturday of each month in The Chapel Library, 10:00-11:00 am
    (We are not meeting in April. Our next meetings are May 26, June 30, July 28)

    Connect and Share is an opportunity to share and encourage each other through the journey of grief. Coffee and snacks will be available. This is an unstructured time to share our hearts and concerns with one another. No need to sign up, but please come and join us!
  • Game Night
    Friday, April 27, 7:00-9:00 pm

    Widow to Widow and Single Purpose are joining together for a fun Game Night! Come enjoy a variety of games or bring a game to share. Meet us at Ann Wilkinson’s home (call her for directions). Bring a snack or drink to share and a game. Questions? Contact Sue Lachman at suelachman@me.com.
  • Movie Night
    Friday, May 18, 7:00-9:00 pm

    Get ready for a Widow to Widow and Single Purpose Movie Night! Come in your comfy clothes and settle in for a great flick. Meet us at Sue Lachman’s home. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. Bring a snack or drink to share. Questions? Contact Sue Lachman at suelachman@me.com.
  • Sunday Lunch Bunch
    Sundays following 2nd service, May 20 & June 10

    Women from Widow to Widow and Single Purpose are invited to join our Sunday Lunch Bunch! We'll meet outside the Chapel kitchen door following second service and pick where to go.

 

RESOURCES
Contractor Referral List - (contact a Widow to Widow Ministry Team Member for a copy)

Books
From One Widow to Another by Miriam Neff
Hope For Today and Tomorrow by Donna Thomas
Traveling Through Grief by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert De Vries
Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt
When God and Grief Meet by Lynn Eib

Websites
Center for Loss & Life Transition (centerforloss.com)
Grief Digest Magazine (griefdigestmagazine.com)
GriefShare (griefshare.com)

 

WIDOW TO WIDOW MINISTRY TEAM:
Sharon Asaro, Vicki Christensen, Eva Husmann, Sue Lachman, Darla Pagel, Margaret Pickens, and Robin Winkel.

Leaders: Robin Winkel (rcwink1253@yahoo.com) & Vicki Christensen (vchristensen830@comcast.net)

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