Why “Widow Wednesday”?
When our founder, Jimmy Chouteau, began noticing the needs of widows around him, he began taking off work every Wednesday to help with small household projects, as well as visiting accompanied by his wife and children. Wednesdays simply worked with his schedule, so he made it a regular part of his week, thus “Widow Wednesday” was born.
As Widow Wednesday has grown beyond a mid-week break, the name has stuck for its history, but more importantly for the way it signifies an every-day, common, consistent concern for the needs and well-being of widows and widowers around us. Join us on a Wednesday, or any other day of the week in being and serving the body of Christ through serving widows. Love is an every day thing! (But “Widow Everyday” doesn’t have the same ring to it.)