Together, we are not alone!
Women helping women in the sisterhood of widows.
We are a Christian widow fellowship helping one another to grow forward.
I'm Rev. Marji Stevens,
founder and director of Lives Overcoming Loss, a part of Embracing Grace Ministries based near Rochester, NY.
"This book is a blessing! Marji weaves humor into the transparent and vulnerable telling of her pathway through grief. Timeless wisdom is illustrated in each story. This was the book I couldn't wait to pick up at the end of the day."
What can I expect if I attend?
a non-threatening, welcoming atmosphere.
meet new friends in all stages of life.
rich teaching from the Word of God.
meet people who will pray for you.
if it's your birthday month - receive a gift!
you will not be called on to talk or share unless you volunteer.
you will not be required to do anything but to enjoy it.
You'll be glad you came.
Why is this service needed?
A widow receives the greatest emotional support
in the first three to six months. The challenges
extend far beyond that brief time. Many churches
are not equipped to provide a program for widows
that's why a widow fellowship like L.O.L. is so valuable.
When the bulk of a widow's encouragers move on
with their lives, it leaves her alone to fact the most
challenging part of widowhood . . . loneliness.
What is our mission?
To give widows the respect and attention they deserve.
Encourage a forward look.
Inspire purpose and hope.
Provide fellowship with others who have walked the same journey.
Help combat loneliness.
We are not a church or a grief counseling service. We are a group of Christian women who happen to be widows, and who recognize the blessing of being together.
This video will explain why we started this ministry.
Would you like to join us?
We meet on the third Sunday of every month (except July and December)
Please note: We do everything we can to secure the pavilion on the third Sunday - If you contact us with your phone or email we will contact you if there are any changes.
A virtuous woman . . .
"Strength and dignity
are her clothing, and she smiles at the future." Proverbs 31:25 NAS
1900 Rush-Scottsville Road
Rush, New York 14543
We meet in the beautiful new, enclosed pavilion behind the Rush Town Hall and Library in the town of Rush.
What should I bring?
Bible and notebook
A dish to share unless this is your first visit.
You may bring a friend. She does not have to be a widow.