Hi  dear widow friends,

We hope you are getting out during Covid and/or connecting with other widow friends  and encouraging eachother.  Snow has come to Seattle and we are  faced with about one foot of snow for the next few days.  If you have any need, just give a call to anyone on the leadership team or any others who live near you.  It's important to stay in touch and be aware of eachother's needs.  Eileen Verver's mom passed away and Lori Kuehl is having difficulty with her sight and Kathy Olsen's ankle is healing after 3 breaks!  

Our social this month will be at Duke's restaurant at Greenlake.  4pm  Sat.  Feb 27.  If you would like to take a walk beforehand, just meet at Dukes at 3pm and we will walk arouind the lake before our Happy Hour!  

Our Feb 13 5pm meeting will be on Downsizing...How to know when you are ready and How to prepare!  There will be a panel discussion led by Cindy Rose and Linda Smith will be sharing her story.  

Look  for more fun meeting ideas for March, April and May.  We are planning a seminar on planter gardens and Mary Beth Woll will be speaking at our March meeting!  She is a delight and so full of helpful ideas for all of us.  

Chris Hoyle is leading a walk thru Washington Arboretum on  Tuesday Feb 16 at 1pm.  She sent out a map and directions to everyone...check your emails for that!  

We anxiously await a time we can meet face to face!  Many of us have received our covid vaccines which will protect us.  

We are so blessed to have so many widows in our group who have been thru very difficult times and with God's help have come out stronger on their walk forward in this journey.  I am personally blessed to know each one of you and find that your friendship has strengthened me and given me hope.  I truly love you all.  If you know of anyone who just lost their husband and may want to join us,  please let me know and I will contact them.

If you have a desire to help lead this group, we have many opportunities coming up.  I will be moving on in September and am glad to help anyone with evites, meeting planning or socials.  Please pray about this and let me know if you are feeling a nudge.  We have so many gifted women in this group!  

If you need anything,  just let us know as we have several hundred dollars to give to those in need and we would love to help.

Stay safe,  Keep warm and know you are loved!    Your leadership team:  Becky Rodda, Chris Hoyle, Cindy Rose, Karen Teel, Helen Peterson and Nancy Neuman


Welcome to Seattle Widows
Seattle Widows is a Christian Support Group for widows.  We strive to lead widows to make connections, encourage one another, build resilience and continue living lives which lead to Biblical wholeness. We do this through meaningful discussion topics, social gatherings and activities, Bible and book studies, training for mentorships and encouraging supportive connections and outreach within our community and churches. Topics of discussion are meant to strengthen the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health of each widow.

Meeting Plan and Organization
Seattle Widows will primarily meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 5pm at a home.  The topics for discussion will include subjects which help widows physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Food and drink will be provided by the widows.  There will be a welcome time, social time, meeting on topic time, speakers and discussion time. Once a month, a social will be held on the 4th Saturday at 4pm at a restaurant for the purpose of connecting and providing a time of fellowship. Once a year, a retreat may be planned by the leadership team. Additional activities for Seattle Widows include mentorships, intercessory prayer team, Bible Studies, weekly walks, hikes and theater as planned by the leadership team. Communication for changes with events will be found in our website. Our blog can be used for communication and support. Seattle Widows is a part of The Widows Project along with other widow groups in the Northwest.  Please refer to www.Thewidowsproject.org Seattle Widows is a formissional community with University Presbyterian Church.  See www.upc.org

Click on this link to view Mary Beth Woll, speaking on her book “Growing Stronger” use the password 5z+58qb6.

Our March outdoor fieldtrip to see the Herons at Commodore Park.

Capture
 

Our leadership team:

Chairman - Rebecca Rodda

Activities and retreat - Christine Hoyle, Karen Teel

Treasurer - Cindy Rose

Membership - Nancy Neuman

Mentorships- Helen Peterson

My story and how it led me to form this group, Seattle Widows:

In September of 2014 my husband passed away, the result of brain tumor and complications of lung cancer.  Twice during his illness, I dealt with my own breast cancer.  Needless to say, that was a very low time in my life.  Trying to determine how to move forward after being married 44 yrs and raising our family was a daunting task.  I immersed myself in my Bible study and found hope in my grandchildren. I gave God glory as I sang in our Cathedral Choir and kept a journal of all the blessings I had received during this difficult time. 

My joy comes first from Jesus, who is the center of my life.  With this foundation and others I'm blessed to have in my life, God has given me a purposeful joyful spirit. 

It was about 3 years ago that I began leading the widows group in Seattle/Eastside.  God had prepared me with my teaching background (teaching the gifted) and volunteer work (Teen Parent Project, Mother Mentoring, Mother Infant class & Bible Study leadership) to offer support to those in grief who I have a heart for.

Our widow's group found that, together, we have great opportunities to get out and do fun things with other widows who really get it!  There's great comfort in a community that knows down deep what means to lose your soulmate at an early age in life and yet become stronger and have great purpose on the other side.  My friends, these women that loved me through it all, saved me and helped to show me who I can become through my loss.  To all of them, I will be forever grateful.

Our meetings are held monthly in a widows home.  Our ministry has brought many widows together at a most difficult time; when we need to see that our thoughts are normal and we can get through this one day at a time as we see others beginning to thrive. 

 If you are a widow looking for support, please reach out.  For prayer, you may call our prayer line at 844-494-3697 or 844 4widows.  We are here to help you and give you encouragement on this journey. Rebecca Rodda

 

Welcome to Seattle Widows

Seattle Widows is a Christian Support Group for widows.  We strive to lead widows to make connections, encourage one another, build resilience and continue living lives which lead to Biblical wholeness.

We do this through meaningful discussion topics, social gatherings and activities, Bible and book studies, training for mentorships and encouraging supportive connections and outreach within our community and churches.

Topics of discussion are meant to strengthen the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health of each widow.

Meeting Plan and Organization

Seattle Widows will primarily meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 5pm at a home.  The topics for discussion will include subjects which help widows physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Food and drink will be provided by the widows.  There will be a welcome time, social time, meeting on topic time, speakers and discussion time.

Once a month, a social will be held on the 4th Saturday at 4pm at a restaurant for the purpose of connecting and providing a time of fellowship.

Once a year, a retreat may be planned by the leadership team.

Additional activities for Seattle Widows include mentorships, intercessory prayer team, Bible Studies, weekly walks, hikes and theater as planned by the leadership team.

Communication for changes with events will be found in our website. Our blog can be used for communication and support.

Seattle Widows is a part of The Widows Project along with other widow groups in the Northwest.  Please refer to www.Thewidowsproject.org

Seattle Widows is a formissional community with University Presbyterian Church.  See www.upc.org

Welcome to Seattle Widows

Seattle Widows is a Christian Support Group for widows.  We strive to lead widows to make connections, encourage one another, build resilience and continue living lives which lead to Biblical wholeness.

We do this through meaningful discussion topics, social gatherings and activities, Bible and book studies, training for mentorships and encouraging supportive connections and outreach within our community and churches.

Topics of discussion are meant to strengthen the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health of each widow.

Meeting Plan and Organization

Seattle Widows will primarily meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 5pm at a home.  The topics for discussion will include subjects which help widows physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Food and drink will be provided by the widows.  There will be a welcome time, social time, meeting on topic time, speakers and discussion time.

Once a month, a social will be held on the 4th Saturday at 4pm at a restaurant for the purpose of connecting and providing a time of fellowship.

Once a year, a retreat may be planned by the leadership team.

Additional activities for Seattle Widows include mentorships, intercessory prayer team, Bible Studies, weekly walks, hikes and theater as planned by the leadership team.

Communication for changes with events will be found in our website. Our blog can be used for communication and support.

Seattle Widows is a part of The Widows Project along with other widow groups in the Northwest.  Please refer to www.Thewidowsproject.org

Seattle Widows is a formissional community with University Presbyterian Church.  See www.upc.org

 

Our latest outdoor activity was to visit the Herons at Commodore Park, March2021

Support Us

Send donations to:

Seattle Widows

12203 11th Avenue NW

Seattle,   98177

Latest Events

02 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Edmonds Waterfront Walk
07 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Walk Magnusen
09 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Friday Edmonds Waterfront Walks
14 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Walk Magnusen
16 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Friday Edmonds Waterfront Walks
21 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Walk Magnusen
23 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Friday Edmonds Waterfront Walks
24 Jul 2021;
04:00AM -
Potluck at Marina Beach
28 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Walk Magnusen
30 Jul 2021;
09:30AM -
Friday Edmonds Waterfront Walks
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