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Sisters of Hope group reaches out to recent widows

“Sisters of Hope,” a group for recently widowed women of all ages and denominations, is an outreach ministry of First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend. The group will hold a “Meet and Greet” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the North Concourse at the church. Park on the northwest side of the church; the entrance will be marked by streamers and balloons.
Those who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions and visit with some of the women who have participated in previous Sisters of Hope groups.
Sisters of Hope was founded in 2013 for recently widowed women in our community to have an opportunity to come together in a loving and safe environment. Meetings focus on bringing hope and purpose through a Christian curriculum and interaction with other women facing similar challenges.
There is no cost associated with this group, as all materials are provided through voluntary donations to Sisters of Hope. To date, this ministry has served 34 amazing women, said Marilyn Beary, cofounder and facilitator.
“I have been humbled to witness tears and sadness turn to smiles and laughter as God began to heal these precious ladies’ hearts in very personal ways,” she said. “Wonderful friendships have been formed through this ministry and, through God’s word, these courageous women have been equipped with the tools to move forward with hope and purpose in their lives.”
The weekly meetings of the next Sisters of Hope will begin on Thursday, May 4. Women will meet from 6:30–8 p.m. at the same location (North Concourse).
“If you know of someone who may benefit from this ministry or you would like additional information, please contact me,” Beary said. “I would welcome the opportunity to visit with you further.” Send email to or call 620-796-2010.