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Widows Group

We need to be gentle with ourselves and accept that we are doing the best we can.  At times, we will fall down and need another widow who listens and understands our pain. There is something about us widows, the feelings of desolation and loneliness that most people do not understand.  It’s very difficult to describe or explain our grief to those that have not lost their spouse.

We all have a grief journey to share, and everyone recognizes that it heals our broken heart when we feel normal and accepted.

Whatever “Widow Support Group” you choose, online or in person, make sure that you feel accepted and understood.  Your feelings matter and you should never start wearing the mask of “I’m okay” so that others are comfortable around you.

We have a wonderful group of ladies that meet usually two times each month.  These times are not about dwelling on our grief but lifting each other up in our life’s journey that we’re on that no longer includes our spouse.  We share stories, we laugh, we cry, and we enjoy the time we are together.  This is Christ centered and is supported by FCC, but you do not have to belong to our church (or any other church) in order to join us.  We open with prayer, then talk, discuss things, or have fellowship for roughly 1- 1 1/2 hours and then end with lunch that’s provided.  We’ve taken trips to Connersville for the Dinner Mystery Train Ride, went a couple of times to Willows Leaves of Hope, and went to a pottery class; we’re always open to other ideas and/or events.  A benefit of being part of a small group is that you get to know people better and find others that have walked in your shoes and be there for support when needed.  We can lean on each other in rough times and can call on one another when we have a need to be met.  We have someone to share our thoughts and feelings with and be there when sometimes we just need emotional support or a hug; the understanding that, although there are times we feel alone, we are not alone in this journey.

Please join us on the first and third Friday of each month (subject to reschedule when necessary) at 10:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall (the back of the church) at Fairland Christian Church.

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Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Zeigler. 

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