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A Widow’s Journey: A six-week class for widows

April 20-May 25
Wednesdays | 1:30 PM
Room 101

  1. “For years I was defined by a four-letter word: wife.”
  2. “I’m unable to make decisions, even simple ones…I’m thinking with less clarity than ever before in my life.”
  3. “What if I make a bad decision while I am in this foggy place?”

These questions are raised by author Gayle Roper, in A Widow’s Journey: Reflections on Walking Alone. As I read this book, I thought of the many recent widows in the church who are asking the same questions: How do I navigate this journey? How long will I be in this “foggy place”?

A Widow’s Journey by Gayle Roper

Perhaps we can help each other. Maybe there are widows who are farther down the road who can help us avoid the pitfalls and detours and find our way.

Knowing that we are called to “bear one another’s burdens,” I asked and received permission from the church staff to facilitate a six-week class for widows, no matter how far down the single path we have traveled.

We will begin the class at 1:30 p.m. Wed­nesday, April 20, in Room 101 and meet every Wednesday through May 25.

Both the hardback and Kindle versions of the book may be ordered from Amazon. We will assign pages to read between sessions so there is no need to read prior to the first session.

I look forward to facilitating the class. Please call or text me if you plan to join me on this journey.      —Melissa Pilcher