Widow Strong June Newsletter: Loving Widows Well

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Widow Strong June Newsletter: Loving Widows Well





Dear Friends,

Welcome to our new Widow Strong Monthly Newsletter! Thank you for your patience as our growing team works together to create better ways to #LoveWidowsWell! We are so excited to share our new format, events, and activities with you!

We are also excited to introduce our expanded 2022 Widow Strong Board of Directors! (Correction from month’s newsletter). We enjoyed a powerful Board Retreat at Camp Grace in April and are so excited to #LoveWidowsWell as team!

Have you been struggling with challenges? You got chains? Jesus is the Chain-Breaker! Let’s start off by setting our intention together for this June with inspiring tunes from Zack Williams!

Zach Williams – Chain Breaker (Live from Harding Prison)

June Theme: Plan for Success

Friends, we have several significant holidays in June for widows and their families. One way we can serve and empower this new chapter can be summed up this way…

3 June Secret Sauce Empowerment Steps:

1. Plan Ahead: Make positive plans in advance for challenging days this month, such as Father’s Day.

2. Give Back: Giving to others can help us feel better faster. Focus as a family on helping someone and you may just find unexpected joy!

3. Get Moving: Exercising together as a family can help our brains rest from grief, can help our minds heal from trauma, and get the good endorphins flowing!

Let’s be intentional together to exercise, talk, and create fun new summer memories and self-care rhythms.

Dates to Remember:

Memorial Day May 30th: Bless a Widowed Military Family
Father’s Day June 19th: Bless a Widowed Family on this Sensitive Day. Join Widow Strong for our friendly Father’s Day 5K and walk to walk with friends and family in your area! Scheduled Widow Strong Father’s Day 5K Fun Walk planned already in Atlanta and Lufkin, TX! (Email Carrie@WidowStrong.com for TX info)!
International Widows’ Day June 23rd: Surprise a Widowed Family with giftcard or homemade meal. If you’re a widow in Orlando, FL, Mishael Porembski will be speaking at a luncheon for their widowed community at First Baptist Orlando!

 

Widow Strong Celebrations!

Top Pic: We Celebrate Carrie Stringer, our Widow Strong TX Chapter Leader & Online Grief Support Small Group Facilitator, in her engagement to John Crain LAST NIGHT!! We love and appreciate y’all! #WidowStrongWeddingRoadTrip!

Bottom Left: The Awesome Widow Strong Leadership Tribe at 12 Stone Church Central Campus enjoyed a fun time together at the lake! Way to go, Warrior Women!

Bottom Right: Happy Birthday to Rochelle Elmore, Widow Strong Small Group Leader at 12 Stone Church Central Campus! We appreciate and love you!

Widow Strong Workshops

You Snooze You Win! Join pastoral counselor, Greg Griffin, on June 23rd for at 8:00 PM EST for this amazing online workshop that is essential for health! Email Greg Griffin for more information. See you there!

Contact

Widow Strong Gatherings

We are growing! Click on this link to learn about our upcoming online and in-person events and grief support small groups!  Contact Carrie@WidowStrong.com for more information.

June Gatherings

Gathering Gratitude

Thanks to our Sponsors and Volunteers for Blessing Widows and their Children! Shout out to Clean Juice on Johnson Ferry for a grant for our Widow Strong Teaching Garden and Mother’s Day Event, as well as GOODlife Magazine, Plexus, and Color Street Nails with Kristie Moss! Please support companies that support widowed families!

Huge thanks to Clean Juice, GOODlife Magazine, Plexus with Lisa Adams, and Color Street Nails by Kristie Moss!

Getting enough sleep is a win for your health!
Huge thanks to pastoral counselor Greg Griffin from Life Transformed Christian Counseling who offered a free online workshop on getting a good night’s sleep. He’s offering this workshop again on Thursday June 23rd at 8:00-9:30PM! Please email Greg for upcoming dates and more information. 

Grief Strong Gifts

Help support Widow Strong by selecting a gift from our gift shop to bless a widowed mom this Father’s Day! 

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Free Way to Give

Do you shop on Amazon? Please consider designating Widow Strong as your charity of choice on Smile.Amazon.com and Amazon will make a small donation for FREE every time you shop! If we all so this as a community, it adds up!

Are you a widow? Get all our up-to-date activity information by joining our Widow Strong: Private Widows’ Tribe on Facebook. To maintain our ministry to widows, this private FB group is for widows only. As together we approach this season of summer let’s remember to breathe, learn, and go in love, friends! As always, your tax-deductible, faithful giving allows us to grow chapters that serve widows and their children with free programs both in-person and online. Thank you!

Stronger Together,

Mishael Porembski
Founder, Widow Strong

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