Healing from the wounds of war can be a long, slow, and difficult process that takes place over time. Congregational spiritual exercises, activities, and rituals, practiced over the years, create a climate of healing and communicate a strong sense of solidarity with all those recovering from the wounds of war.
The following spiritual exercises, corresponding to the cycle of the church year, address the need for on-going healing and restoration. Some, like the Advent heart-cleansing ritual, are designed for families. Others facilitate individual healing. Some address the need for re-integration into church and society.
Our Daily Bread
Since 1956, Our Daily Bread has been the favorite devotional used by millions of people around the world. Now you can enjoy the timely stories and life applications found in its pages. Spend time in God's Word and find deeper meaning in each day's Scripture reading.
The mission of Prevent Suicide Wisconsin is to reduce the number of suicides that take place in our state each year. If you or someone you know is in crisis, the link above will provide you with a listing of crisis lines available in each of Wisconsin's 72 counties.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
Retrouvaille...A Lifeline for Marriages
The Retrouvaille™ program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unlovingrelationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.
Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army and Air Force Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier, Airmen and Family members readiness through relationship education and skills training.
Wisconsin Partners In Care
Wisconsin Partner's in Care is a unique outreach opportunity for Faith Based Organizations to partner with the Wisconsin National Guard to support all Service Member's and their families (Army, Air, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard) in Wisconsin.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program offers a roadmap for Service Members returning from deployment that assists them with reintegration with family and their community. Yellow Ribbon events combine information, resources, retreats and workshops for post deployed military families and single service members.
Army Family Readiness Group
The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is an officially command-sponsored organization of family members, volunteers, and Soldiers belonging to a unit, that together provide an avenue of mutual support and assistance, and a network of communications among the family members, the chain of command, and community resources. FRGs help create a climate of mutual support within the unit and community. Basic FRG goals include supporting the military mission through provision of support, outreach, and information to family members. FRGs play an integral part in the Family and Soldier Readiness System (FSRS).
Army Chaplain Corps
Army Chaplains provide for the spiritual needs of Army personnel of any denomination. Chaplain Assistants provide much-needed support to the Chaplains during missions and everyday activities. Learn what is required of you when you decide to answer the Call in the Army Chaplaincy. Learn how you can train to become an Army Chaplain at the same time you are training for the ministry.
U.S. Army Chaplain Corps
The official homepage of the United States Army Chaplaincy Corps.
Air Force Chaplains
Air Force Chaplains are qualified clergy and commissioned military officers from diverse faith backgrounds. Our own diversity is crucial because we are responsible for religious observances in an environment that is culturally, racially and religiously diverse. Chaplains do not perform duties incompatible with their faith group tenets or religious traditions; however, chaplains accomodate requests for religious practices for all airmen and their families.