• GriefShare

    It hurts to lose a loved one -- and it's even more difficult without someone to talk to.


    GriefShare is a national Christian ministry for those grieving the death -- recent or in the past -- of someone close. Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet all over the world and find caring, supportive people ready to help them navigate the difficult process of grieving.


    At FaithWestwood, this 12-week seminar and support group meets periodically throughout the year. It is open to anyone who wants to join. 


    Our next group begins Monday, August 9, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Go to griefshare.org/groups/136136 for complete information and schedule. Preregistration is required, and you may attend as many meetings as you like. Register at the phone or email below.


    For more information, contact Vikki O'Hara, Director of Caring Ministries, at 402-650-9489. Or send an email to vikki.ohara@faithwestwood.com.

  • Blanketed with Prayer

    The Blanketed with Prayer team knits and crochets prayer shawls and ties fleece prayer blankets for anyone in the congregation, their friends, or family who may be experiencing one of life's challenges -- illness, hospitalization, grief, or loss. They also create afghans for new babies in the congregation and for our Love & Learn Child Development Center. And they donate scarves, hats, blankets, and shawls to local nursing homes and Project Harmony.


    For more information, contact:

    Sandi Smith at smiths4@cox.net or 402-334-7831

    Darlene Redd at tinkered@cox.net or 402-334-8137


    If you'd like to give a prayer shawl or blanket to someone, you may pick one up from the rack in the foyer or inside the west entrance at FaithWestwood or contact Vikki O'Hara, Director of Caring Ministries at vikki.ohara@faithwestwood.com or 402-650-9489.

  • Tai Chi for Balance

    Tai Chi is a slow, gentle, non-strenuous exercise routine that has been proven to improve balance and decrease the risk of falls. Tai Chi is also associated with other health benefits including reducing blood pressure, improving sleep and decreasing stress. 


    Our instructor, Paula Allen, is a certified tai chi instructor who has taught tai chi in a wide variety of settings in the Omaha area for more than 4 years. Paula holds a BA in Occupational Therapy and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.


    Tai Chi for Balance meets Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. 

    For more information contact Director of Caring Ministries Vikki O’Hara, M.Div. at vikki.ohara@faithwestwood.com or 402-650-9489.