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Fresh Start Home Meeting Date Change
Due to the July 4th holiday, the Fresh Start Home Meeting will meet on Monday, July 9, instead of July 2, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Plymouth Township Park on Ann Arbor Road and McClumpha. Please bring your own food, beverage and place setting.
Garage Sale to Benefit New Hope
The Monday night Fresh Start group will host a benefit garage sale on June 21 and 22. It will be at the River Pines Condominiums located in Farmington Hills at Nine Mile and Drake Roads. All proceeds will be donated to New Hope. We need volunteers to help price and organize on June 20, and volunteers to sign-up for selling shifts. If you want to make a few signs, we need those too!
More importantly, we need good stuff. If you have been thinking of donating items to a charity, please consider us first. Let your family and friends know to start collecting usable, serviceable items.
Well need customers and sales help, so please spread the word! Thank you for helping to make this a successful fundraiser.
You can email Karen Jinnett with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Grief Golf Outing
The 2nd annual Good Grief Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, at the beautiful Tanglewood Golf Club in South Lyon. If youre a golfer, we hope that youll support New Hope by getting together a foursome and joining us for a fun day on the links. There will be prizes (1st place men, 1st place women, and 1st place mixed foursome), food, a live auction and much, much more. Well be teeing off at 10:00 a.m. and end the day with a buffet dinner. If you dont golf and would like to help us there are many things that need to be done to make this outing a great success. Needed are:
Tee and green sponsorships your company or business will be recognized at a tee or green with a sign as well in other publicity materials.
Underwriters you can underwrite the cost of a specific portion of the event, e.g. printing, lunch, etc. You will also be recognized.
Door prizes and auction items We need these to make the outing a success. All donations will be recognized and acknowledged.
If youve been helped by New Hope or if you feel that we provide a worthwhile service, wont you consider asking your employer to sponsor a tee or green? Or, maybe you know of a great door prize or auction item that you can donate for this event. Would you be willing to pass out flyers at your place of business or in your neighborhood? Our goal is to have a sponsor sign on each tee and green and 144 golfers the maximum we can have.
The registration fee of $100 includes 18 holes of scramble format golf with a cart, lunch, door prizes and dinner. Hope to see you there! If you received a flyer in the mail feel free to copy it or call us and well send you some more!! If you didnt receive a flyer and would like to receive some, call!
From Grief to New Hope a one day workshop
Ward Church and Single Point Ministries are sponsoring a grief workshop to be held on Saturday, July 21st. The workshop will be held at Ward Church which is located at 6 Mile and Haggerty Roads in Northville. The morning session will be presented by Cathy Clough and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until noon. Lunch will be available for those who choose to stay, followed by break out groups in the afternoon. This free workshop is for all adults who are grieving after the death of a loved one. There will be a nominal fee for lunch. For information or to register, call the New Hope office.
For Men Only
We all know that men and women are different, but did you know that men and women often GRIEVE differently? For this reason, we will be providing a workshop for men only which will be held on Thursday, June 14th beginning at 7:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at St. Kenneths Church at the same time as our Fresh Start group (see group listings). The workshop will be presented by Bryan Jinnett, who himself was widowed after 24 years of marriage. This workshop is aimed at dealing with issues facing widowed men, but all men who are dealing with a significant loss are welcome and encouraged to attend.
There a still a few spots left for our weekend getaway to Chicago that will be departing on July 20th. If you already have a flyer, please note that the hotel has been changed. The group will be staying at the Executive Plaza instead of the Lennox Suites. The cost of $219 includes round-trip train, 2 nights accommodations (based on double occupancy) and a great time! So, ask someone from your group to room with you or we can help find you a roommate and call to get a flyer TODAY!
I know its early, but weve learned from experience that we need to reserve a block of cabins by June in order to get what we want on the ship we want! Cathy Clough has been taking groups of widows and widowers on a winter cruise for the past 11 years and would like to give you the opportunity to plan your winter vacation now. Those who have traveled with Cathy before have enjoyed this opportunity to travel with others in the same boat, make new friends and escape Michigans winter weather. If you dont like to be pampered, you wont want to join us the last week in January for this 7 day, southern Caribbean cruise on the Sea Princess that sets sail on January 27th. A $250 deposit will hold your spot until final payment is due in November. Your deposit is completely refundable until the date of final payment. So, dont miss the boat call today for a flyer or pick one up at your next group meeting.
Rich Eddys Rocking Oldies Band will play at 7:30 on June 15. We will meet at Pooles Tavern for dinner at 5:30, then go to the concert.