Wednesday, April 13, 2016

East Wenatchee, WA widows group

Dear Friends,

Today I am happy to tell you about this widows group in Washington! (The same state my new grand-daughter lives in! How cool is that?) The group leader, Susan, was recently widowed, and she told me this: "Actually, I was asked if I would lead it at the first meeting I attended! (The long-time leader fell and broke her hip last fall...) It was great, because I was full of blog posts I was eager to share. Your blog was the first one I discovered when I became a widow. Then I followed Gail Roper's The Widow's Journey, and lastly hooked up with A New Season/Widow's Might. I bought your book, Postcards from the Widows' Path as well, and James White's Grieving: Finding Your Path Back to Peace." God has been putting some wonderful people in my path. There are many, many blessings."

At this group's next meeting they'll be using this blog post of mine from last year: A Psalm for Mother's Day and every day...
Susan simply copied and pasted it into a Word doc, and at the bottom noted it like this:
By Ferree Hardy, posted on May 9, 2015, on her blog, Widows Christian Place, www.widowschristianplace.com/psalm-139-for-mothers-day-and-every-day/
I love to share and whenever you find something on this blog that you'd like to share with your widows' group please feel free to do the same.

Name of the group and/or the church sponsoring it: Naomi, at Faith Lutheran Church
 
How long the group has been going: 10+ years

City and state : East Wenatchee, Washington
 
Church office phone # or email: 509-884-7623 faithlc@nwi.net
 
How often the group meets: Twice a month
 
Function/purpose: Bible study, grief support
 
One or two sentences describing your usual meeting: Together we read one or two blog posts (from this blog or A New Season—careful to give credit, of course!) which opens up wonderful, heart-to-heart discussion. May include supporting Bible verses.
 
An idea you've used that would be good to share with other groups: (see above)—it's great to share good Christian things from the Internet with ladies who are not online.
 
Anything else you think we'd like to know: We have a wonderful group, including two 90+-year-olds who are awesome.
 
Susan R. (Joe passed away January 5, 2016)
 
 
Want to see your group here? Please copy the following into an email and send to me at WCplace@gmail.com Soon I'll have a page listing all the groups I hear from plus the great ideas they share. I'd like to thank Susan for her info today, and I hope to hear from you too!  ferree

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