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Intergenerational & Family Ministries

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New & Noteworthy:

June 6, 2018

Family Celebration for Thanksgiving 2018

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Gratitude is a great feeling that Christians want to nurture throughout the year. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
June 12, 2018

Ministering with Those Suffering the Loss of a Child

By Jane P. Ives

Grieving parents need to be encouraged to talk freely about what they are experiencing and feeling and to be assured […]

Article
Family Ministries — General Resources
July 9, 2018

Special Discounts for United Methodists on Relationship and Marriage Enrichment Programs

Two popular and highly effective programs now have discount codes specifically for United Methodists.

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Marriage Education & Enrichment
April 4, 2018

“The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict”— A Review

By Jane P. Ives

Individuals, especially those struggling with conflicts in their families, workplace, or community, would benefit from reading and reflecting on this […]

Book Review
Family Ministries — General Resources
April 4, 2018

Shedding Light on Domestic Violence

By Jane P. Ives

The church, through its teaching and preaching, can i raise awareness of domestic violence, equip people to recognize and protect […]

Article
Marriage-Crisis and Transition
March 14, 2018

2018 Christian Home Month Planning Resources for Congregations and Conferences

The Christian Home Month resource is for family ministry leaders, ministry teams, and council chairpersons/coordinators in local congregations. It […]

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Christian Home Month
September 18, 2015

Resources for Couples Preparing for Marriage

By Jane P. Ives

Many churches provide counseling for couples preparing to marry. Some offer classes. Others offer resources that can help them be […]

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Marriage Preparation
April 7, 2015

Part I- Reflections on Intergenerational Ministry: Why?

By The Rev. Dr. Tanya Marie Eustace

Why Intergenerational Ministry? It reflects who we are and what we are called to do. God creates, calls, and equips […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
July 10, 2018

New Offerings from Marriage Education and Enrichment Organizations

By Jane P. Ives

Several marriage and family ministries recommended by United Methodists are promoting new program offerings.

Article
Marriage
July 9, 2018

Special Discounts for United Methodists on Relationship and Marriage Enrichment Programs

Two popular and highly effective programs now have discount codes specifically for United Methodists.

Article
Marriage Education & Enrichment
June 12, 2018

Ministering with Those Suffering the Loss of a Child

By Jane P. Ives

Grieving parents need to be encouraged to talk freely about what they are experiencing and feeling and to be assured […]

Article
Family Ministries — General Resources
June 6, 2018

Upcoming Marriage and Family Events - New England

Upcoming Family and Marriage Events in New England. Compiled by Jane P. Ives.

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Marriage
June 6, 2018

Family Celebration for Thanksgiving 2018

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Gratitude is a great feeling that Christians want to nurture throughout the year. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate […]

Article
Family Ministries — General Resources
May 28, 2018

Marriage and Family Ministries Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

Updated May 2018. Jane P. Ives offers this list of marriage and family ministry events that have been recommended by […]

Article
Family Ministries — General Resources
May 14, 2018

Family Devotions for Pentecost 2018

By by Rev. Rosanna Anderson

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, we celebrate Pentecost and the amazing happenings recorded in chapter 2 of the New Testament Book of Acts. […]

Article
Family Ministries — General Resources
April 16, 2018

Ways to Encourage Faith Formation When Families Are on Vacation

Does it feel like everyone in your congregation takes a vacation from Sunday school when summer rolls around? Your congregation […]

Article
Family Devotionals
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