Happy New Year! As we start 2020, we have some wonderful classes taking place at our Wednesday Night Midweek program. Take a look and see which one is best for you!
Themes of the Bible | The Bible was written by a variety of authors in a myriad of formats, but there are themes that we can see throughout the entirety of scripture. Join Rev. Courtney Willis on Wednesday nights in January to explore three prominent themes we can see as we evaluate the Bible as a whole. Together we will see the ways that God’s love is woven throughout the words we read, and we will be inspired to live more fully into the faith we share. This class will meet on January 8, 15 and 22 in Room 108-C.
Pastor Book Club | Join Alan on Wednesday Nights in January for a discussion of A Lens of Love by Jonathan Walton, who will be our Vanguard Speaker in February (more on page 7). The book offers guidance for those seeking to be rooted in faith while pursuing professional lives that are just, ethical and challenge inequity. This small group discussion will meet in the Pastor’s Office during our Midweek class time.
If interested, email Alan (email@example.com) or simply join us the first Wednesday Night. Books are available onlne or in the Church Office.
Parenting Traps | Join us on Wednesdays, January 8, 15, and 22, as Sabrina Cooke-Davism the parent education program supervisor at Children’s Home Society, leads us in a discussion on parenting.
Parent traps are consistent ways of interacting with your children, your partner or your own inner thoughts that actually make the difficult job of raising children even harder. They add to the everyday burden of stress that many parents experience and weaken the effectiveness of dealing with your child’s problem behavior.
Common Parenting Traps are the “negative parent” trap, the “leave them alone” trap, the “perfect parent” trap, the “perfect child” trap, the “it’s all my fault” trap, the “it’s all their fault” trap, the “martyr” trap, the “for the sake of the children” trap, and the “they’ll grow out of it” trap.
Parents’ relationships with children can influence their future relationships with others. It is important to build relationships and connections with children during the primary stages of life. Many teens spend less time with their families than they did as younger children. As they become more independent and learn to think for themselves, relationships with friends become very important. Sometimes it may feel like your teen doesn’t need you anymore. But teens still need their parents’ love, support, and guidance. There are strategies that can foster nurturing relationships and open communication in families. Patience and practice is key!
You can make a standing meal reservation for the Winter/Spring season of Midweek. Weekly reservations can be made via Sunday morning Connection cards, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (336-274-3286 | x123). Reservations are due by Monday at noon. Cancellations due by Tuesday at noon.
January 1 | No Meal
January 8 | Baked Ham
January 15 | Wings
January 22 | Pasta
January 29| Soup, Sandwich, Salad
Children’s extras: Yogurt, fresh fruits and veggies, etc.