The Mission of New Beginnings Single Support Group, Inc. is to provide support programs for adults who are distressed over being separated, widowed, divorced or never married and to help them find purpose and wholeness in all dimensions of their lives after experiencing a loss. The self-help, facilitated group support we provide is emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual within a safe environment that promotes healing.
New Beginnings Single Support Group Inc.
WE ARE NOT ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.
I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or visa versa. For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, easy in flip-flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial and family crisis. For some that live alone they’re facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest and time with their mother, father, sons and daughters.
With a $600 weekly increase in unemployment some are bringing more money to their household then when they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss of sales. Some families of 4 just received $3400 from the stimulus while other families of 4 saw $0.
Some are concerned about getting a certain candy for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk or eggs for the weekend.
Some want to go back to work because they don’t qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.
Some are home spending hours a day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending hours a day to educate their child on top of a 10/12 hour workday.
Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. Others don’t believe this is a big deal.
Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020. Others say the worst is yet to come.
So, friends, we are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different. Each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing. We are all on different ships during this storm experiencing a very different journey. Realize that and be kind.
Arlene Volpe and Joe Sargent
Co-Presidents of New Beginnings
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
For anyone interested in participating in the conference calls on Monday evening @6:30 pm, all the phone numbers will remain the same each week. Feel free to join in whether you were on last week's call or not. Each facilitator's group name is shown along with that group's phone line.
If you have any further questions, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you.
The system is very easy to use and all you need is a phone (mobile/home).
First, call the New Beginnings Conference Line (1-971-224-6622)
. Then, when prompted, enter the six-number Conference Code for your facilitator (found below)
. Now you will be on the Conference Call!
Joe Sargent - 536199-----mixed level 3
Glen Galusha- 906668-----widowed levels 1 & 2
Joe McCann - 780080-----separated/divorced levels 1 & 2
Donna Short - 565685-----separated/divorced levels 2 & 3
Joe Sheehan - 784267-----seasoned singles
Just a reminder --- ALL CONFERENCE CALLS ARE TO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.
Anything discussed in the group is to remain in the group. Consider it an extension of the confidentiality rule we adhere to each week when meeting in person.