Widow/Widower Retreat

“I came away from the Retreat spiritually and emotionally uplifted.  I loved laughing with and being uplifted by other men and women in like circumstances.  Truly an amazing two days.” ~ Retreat Attendee


Our 2019 Widow/Widower Retreat was a time of enrichment for an underserved segment of our culture and churches. There were almost 90 widowed attendees who came from eight different states (TN, KY, MO, AL, FL, TX, VA, & MI). They ranged in age from their 40’s to their 80’s. They represented 3,056 years of marriage and 512 years of widowhood. What valuable experience we ought to use for the glory of God and benefit of others!  Attendees built their social network by meeting many new people.  There were times of worship together as well as studies to renew the heart and strengthen faith. Since laughter is good medicine and cheap therapy, the retreat was sprinkled with levity. Of course, the mealtimes were fit for royalty. They provided additional times for encouraging social interaction.  Three banners displayed key mottos for the Widowhood Workshop ministry:

“I Can and I Will,” “Don’t Die Until You’re Dead,” & “Don’t Waste Your Pain”
 
If you attended the Retreat, please take a moment to respond to our survey at this link to help give us feedback on your experience.