Widows’ Support Group

The FLC Widows’ Support Group is a community of women gathered to support one another. Topics vary monthly according to the needs of the group.  Led by spiritual director, Deborah Hansen, this monthly gathering (usually after the monthly luncheon) is for any widow who would like encouragement, conversation, and a safe place to share. Please contact Deborah (deborahh@firstlutherancr.org or 319-365-1494) for more information. 


  • Thursday, September 14
  • Thursday, October 12
  • Thursday, November 16
  • Thursday, December 14

Grief Circle

Finding Hope & Healing Your Heart

Grief is painful and isolating.  A Grief Circle is a safe, confidential, and supportive community where you can share your pain with others who are also grieving.  Spiritual directors, Sheila
Anderson and Deborah Hansen, invite you to be part of First Lutheran’s Grief Circle.  Through reading, private journaling, and conversation, we will explore nine “essential touchstones” that will guide us into finding hope and healing as we journey with our grief.

Anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.  Feel free to share this opportunity with family and friends.  A generous donation has made the materials available at no cost.   

Meeting Wednesdays 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Rm 307:

Session 1:  September 13 
          Open to the Presence of Your Loss
Session 2:  September 20
          Dispel the Misconceptions About Grief
Session 3:  September 27 
          Embrace the Uniqueness of Your Grief
Session 4:  October 4 
          Explore the Feelings of Loss
Session 5:  October 11 
          Understand the 6 Needs of Mourning
Session 6:  October 18 
          You Are Not Crazy & Nurture Yourself
Session 7:  October 25 
          Seek Reconciliation, Not Resolution
Session 8:  November 1 
          Appreciate Your Transformation


Find out more by contacting Sheila Anderson (sheilaa@firstlutherancr.org) or Deborah Hansen (deborahh@firstlutherancr.org), or call them in the church office at 319-365-1494.  

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