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New & Noteworthy:

November 14, 2018

Prayers for Couples by John Wesley

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

John Wesley's prayers for married couples from The Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America, 1784.

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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
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
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
November 15, 2018

Epiphany 2019: Children’s Message & Family Devotions

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Our verse for today is Matthew, chapter 2, verse 11, “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his […]

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Family Devotionals
November 15, 2018

Family Devotions for New Year’s Day 2019

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Gather together on New Year's Day 2019 to share this time of spiritual fellowship.

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Family Devotionals
November 14, 2018

Prayers for Couples by John Wesley

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

John Wesley's prayers for married couples from The Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America, 1784.

Article
Marriage
November 14, 2018

Advent 2018 Family Devotions

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves to receive God's gift of Jesus. It is a time of  […]

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Family Devotionals
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
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