Welcome from the Beginning Experience - Hudson Valley Team

● Separated ● Divorced ● Widowed

From heartache to hope for
those who find themselves
alone again.

Pain of loss

The loss of a loved one through separation, divorce, or death is one of life’s most traumatic experiences. It can result in nearly unbearable feelings of loneliness and grief.

Many people who have suffered this loss feel left out by their church, uneasy around married friends, unsure of themselves and uncertain about their futures.


The purpose of the Beginning Experience ministry is to help divorced, separated and widowed men and women to heal from the grief of their loss and free them once again to love themselves, others and God. These individuals, in turn, offer a better quality of life to all those with whom they come in contact.

The lay ministers in the Beginning Experience ministry are “wounded healers” – men and women – who are also widowed, separated or divorced, but further along in the grieving process, and have been trained to present the weekend program.