Families

 

While in person events are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to continue some fellowship using video conferencing. Check back frequently for more information.

 

ff yayf pizza12In addition to our Sunday school, Adult forum and Bible studies, our families with young children enjoy some special fellowship times. Contact Deaconess Kristen ((kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net), 303-817-5482) for more information and/or suggestions of activities. Past activities have included pool parties, pumpkin patch outings, cookie decorating, and gathering for pizzas!

 

New Small Group Ministry for Parents

Nine hundred thirty-six weeks. That is the approximate time you have from the moment your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by rapidly, and kids change and grow quickly. Just as you begin to figure them out, they shift or move on to a new rhythm, a new habit, and a new opinion. It can make the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming. But it does not have to be overwhelming and you do not have to parent alone. You are invited to participate in a new ministry designed for parents of kids from birth through 12th grade. The Parent Phase Ministry is a small group series that will help you discover what is changing about your kid over a year's time. We will also talk about the six things your kid needs most and four conversations you will want to have with your kid starting today!

Groups will consist of parents of similarly-aged kids. A group for parents of children age 0–5 will be led by Amanda Dawson. A group for parents of elementary-aged kids will be led by Laura Hoime. Our parents of middle schoolers group will be led by Jaime Updegraff and our parents of high schoolers group will be led by Nancy Box. There is even a group for parents of young adults, led by Kathy Loberg and Todd Propp.

Each group will work together to find the best place, time, and method of meeting. We are hoping to get a sense of who is interested in each group throughout May and June, and possibly do some small social gatherings of groups in July and August. Then, this fall, we will dive into our Parenting Through the Phases small group discussions. We will be using materials from The reThink Group (www.thinkorange.com) and available for purchase at https://parentcuestore.org/collections/phase if you want a sneak peek.

To sign up and begin getting connected, please do one or two things:

  • Email Deaconess Kristen (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net) and let her know you are interested. She will connect you with your leader and answer any questions you have about how this works.
  • Please join our Bethlehem Lutheran Parent Phase Ministry Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BLCParentPhaseMinistry/

We are excited to launch this new ministry program and build relationships with one another through all of these parenting phases! Stay tuned for more information in the weeks to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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