Hello Again Friends!
As I said in my last email, I am very excited for this season in Family Ministry at Calvary, and the ways we can partner with you. What I’m learning to be realistic about is that not every partnership between family and church will look the same (and shouldn’t). Every family has different needs based on a myriad of factors. That said, I have two opportunities for you that I am thrilled to share: The Parents Summit and a fantastic online resource for your family.
First, I’d like to formally invite all parents to the upcoming Parent Summit. This event will be a shared venture of area churches who all desire to help parents learn and grow. The Parent Summit will take place on Saturday, March 17 from 9:00am-1:00pm at Calvary. Our focus this year is “Parenting On Purpose,” and we will be striving to provide practical and encouraging opportunities for parents of kids across the phases – from diapers to diplomas, as I like to say. We’ll have a wide array of speakers and topics. For more information, see the poster included at the bottom of the email. Please note that 1) lunch is provided with you $5 fee, you can sign up online, and we cannot provide childcare at this time (but we think this one is worth a sitter!). To register, go to calvaryefc.org; click: resources, news.
Or, just click here: Parent Summit
Second, I’d like to introduce you to an amazing resource that walks through every year of your child’s life and aims to help them develop into the spiritual champions you hope they become. Here’s how it works: click on the appropriate link, then go to the age of your child. What you’ll find is a ceremony, experience, or activity you can do with your child to help them develop and grow in a faith of their own. We hope you find these valuable! We will be “beating the drum” of these ideas annually, but you can get started right now for 2018!
For kids grade 5 and below, click here: KidMin Website
For students grades 6-12, click here: StuMin Website
Thanks for being someone who takes the time to read an email that has content that is designed to help grow your kids. I think you should chalk that alone up to a win for the day!
Brian Martin and the FamMin team at Calvary
PS – To be clear, these emails will be MONTHLY once we get this all going. There’s just too much good stuff not to send a few in a row first!
PPS – There is something else AWESOME coming in the next email. Stay tuned!
–Parent/Child Dedication is March 4. Sign-up deadline is February 21! https://www.calvaryefc.org/connect/parent-child-dedication
–All-Generations Movie Night is Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30-8:00pm. TWO movies will be shown (one for younger kiddos and one for older kiddos *This is an update from earlier advertising*). The event is free but we will be selling concessions as a fundraiser for the Chesney family. No sign up necessary.
–Parent Summit March 17, 9:00am-1:00pm.
-VBS is June 11-14 (New 4-day format this year!)