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Intergenerational & Family Ministries

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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 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 […]

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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
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 26, 2019

2019 Christian Home Month: Planning Resources for Congregations & 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
December 19, 2018

Season After Epiphany 2019, Part 2: Children’s Messages & Family Devotions

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

"Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people."

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Family Ministries — General Resources
December 19, 2018

Season After Epiphany 2019, Part 1: Children’s Messages & Family Devotions

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Our verse for today is from the Gospel according to Luke, chapter 3, verse 22: “and the Holy Spirit descended upon  […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
December 10, 2018

‘Litany of Wonder’ for the First Sunday After Christmas Day, Dec. 30, 2018

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Sometimes we search in the wrong places for Jesus. Renew us as we return to share in worship and friendship […]

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Family Ministries — General Resources
November 21, 2018

Generosity Resources for Children, Youth, Families & Intergenerational Ministries

By Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Rosanna Anderson has developed a list of resources to support giving and generosity among children, youth, and families.

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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
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