Spiritual Awakening

Dear friends,

butler2Our six-week study of Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Beginning of a New Spiritual Awakening by Rev. Dr. Diana Butler Bass ends Wednesday evening this week.

Although the book discussion comes to an end, the conversation continues. The Spiritual Awakening has already begun and we are invited to participate!

Dr. Butler Bass gives us some suggestions:
1. prepare by reading and learning holy texts in new ways
2. engage in two new practices of faith (one inner and one outer)
3. have fun
4. participate in making change.

spiritual_awakeningShe also reminds us, “Every spiritual awakening seeks to make visible, even if only in some incomplete way, God’s dream for creation…This awakening will not be the last in human history, but it is our awakening. It is up to us to move with the Spirit instead of against it, to participate in making our world more human just and loving.”

YOU are invited to join the conversation this week: Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room for food, conversation and the beginning of our spiritual awakening.  Can’t make the meeting? Contact [email protected]

Peace be with you.

Help Celebrate a Mark of Distinction

Christian-EducationOur very own Jacki Bogolia, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries, will be recognized with a Certificate in Christian Education by the Northern IL Conference of the United Methodist Church at their Annual Conference, to be held June 5-7 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.  The Ordination Ceremony will be held Sunday, June 5 at 7:00pm.

Our heartfelt congratulations to Jacki on this most significant achievement!

 

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

familypresented by Lynn Barrette, LSCW
at Trinity United Methodist Church

love-and-logic-logoSunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 a.m.  Coffee in the Narthex, Gathering in Trinity Hall
9:10 – 10:15   Program and Q&A

  • Child care in the nursery for children up to 4 years
  • Kids in the Kitchen and music groups for children & youth between 9:00-10:15 a.m.
  • Worship at 8:10 and 10:30 a.m.

A six-week follow up group will be formed for those who wish to learn more, practice skills, and share support.

Donations accepted to help cover the cost of the speaker: make check payable to Trinity UMC and designate “Adult education.”

“Parenting the Love and Logic Way” is a straightforward parenting class designed by the Love and Logic Institute to give parents, grandparents, and caregivers practical skills that can be used right away. You will learn how to avoid power-struggles and arguments, stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things, set enforceable limits, avoid enabling and begin empowering kids, raise kids who are family members rather than dictators, and more! The class is enjoyable, and the support is worth every minute! Put the fun back into your parenting!
 

Lynn Barrette

Lynn Barrette

Lynn Barrette is a parent, psychotherapist, and independent facilitator for “Parenting the Love and Logic Way”. She will be introducing some of the basic concepts of the Love and Logic philosophy to help you jump start your exploration of healthy boundaries, increased good moments, and fostering responsibility as you raise your children.

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