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Sisters Hand in Hand Ministry 

Contact  Debbie Wall 580 235-2090

 

Sisters Hand-in-Hand

 

Sisters Hand-in-Hand is a ministry which works to help widows build a new life and make new friends. Widows understand loneliness and how difficult it is to make new friends so they are able to help each other. The purpose of this ministry is to be a conduit for building fellowship through an inter-denominational effort. Churches host a free banquet for hundreds of widows each month where they have an opportunity to socialize, make new friends and be able to get out of their home for an evening. Volunteers help to decorate the building, provide the food, serve the ladies, and clean the kitchen afterwards.

 

Why you should become involved in Sisters, Hand-in-Hand

 James 1:27 says:  Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

 

It is a joint outreach to churched and unchurched widows.

You will practice what Jesus says is true religion.

 

Widows will be introduced to the specific programs in your church that need their service.

 It pulls the Christian community together in our county to care for these women, and brings the community of widows together in love and friendship to support each other because only widows know how widows feel.

 When God’s in charge everybody wins not just the widows. No one loses in this.

  • The ladies are helped, become less isolated and begin participating and serving more in the churches
  • The churches minister and receive opportunities for growth.
  • The volunteers love their job, and are blessed by the love  and gratitude these widows give back to them. 

       

It is good for the whole community because OUR love as Christians shines throughout the whole community.

 

How to become part of this ministry

 

If you have the facility and budget you can host a banquet for 150 widows by opening up the facility and allowing our team to promote the event, invite the widows, serve the dinner, and clean up afterward.

 

Your part would be to purchase and cook the dinner for the ladies. You would also provide information on your specific church programs that will be placed at every place setting, highlighting your church.

 

If you have a smaller facility, you can host the event at another venue.  We have churches that are willing to open their facilities and allow you to use their kitchens.

 

If you have a small church budget you can partner with 2-3 other churches and split the cost of renting a venue and having the meal catered.

 

You could even have your congregation cook at home (for example 5 women cook mashed potatoes, and 5 women provide salads, etc) bring them to the venue kitchen, while you may provide the main dish.

 

We always need donations.  Sisters, Hand-in-Hand incur printing costs for the monthly invitations and handouts, postage, tableware, cloth napkins, flowers and table decorations, room decorations, aprons, name tags for widows, and name tags for volunteers. We so appreciate and recognize those donations publicly when you allow us too.

An example of  Sister's Hand-in-Hand Dinners and Churches who have sponsored them.

January 4 Asbury UMC
February 8

First Methodist UMC

March 7 Central Church of Christ
April 7 First Baptist Church
May 2 Union Valley Baptist Church

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The first Sisters Hand-in-Hand  Community  dinner was held here @ Asbury UMC January 4th. If you are intersted in volunteering or are a widow and would like to come please contact our office @ (580) 332-5266

April 7, 2016 Update

The monthly widow’s ministry gatherings keep gaining momentum.  The latest gathering took place this past Thursday at First Baptist Church and 130 ladies attended.  We continue to reach out to churches in the area as the leadership desires to make this an ecumenical movement.  Currently eight churches serve as the primary host locations and we expect this number to increase as more people see the tremendous affect the Sisters Hand in Hand makes in our community.