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Marriage & Family Ministries

We offer resources, training, and support for ministries with families of all configurations.

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September 30, 2014

2014 Advent Home Worship

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

Advent 2014 begins on Sunday, November 30. In addition to celebrating Advent at church, families are invited to observe Advent in their […]

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Worship with Children
September 30, 2014

2014 Thanksgiving Celebrations for the Home

By MaryJane Pierce Norton

As we begin to think of Thanksgiving, we may wonder how we can have a day not simply focused on […]

Article
April 24, 2014

2014 Christian Home Month: Families Called to Peace

Support family ministries through the use of the 2014 Christian Home Month materials. Included in the materials are worship service resources, […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
September 3, 2014

Marriage and Family Ministries Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

(Updated July 31, 2014)  Many opportunities exist for attending seminars where couples can strengthen their relationship. Jane Ives provides a […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
August 26, 2014

When a Loved One Dies – Helping Children & Youth Cope with Death

 As parents, teachers, and ministers, we may be uncertain of how to talk with our children and youth about […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
September 3, 2014

Communicating for Connection: Model and Teach

By Jane P. Ives

The ability to understand and be understood depends on clear communication. This is particularly true as we nurture relationships with […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
September 3, 2014

United Methodist Annual Conference Initiatives for Strengthening Marriages and Families

Several annual conferences in the United Methodist Church are working to support healthy marriages. This downloadable article by Jane P. […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
June 17, 2014

Getting Started in Family Ministry

By Jane P. Ives

If you have volunteered or been invited to serve as the family ministries coordinator in your local church, you will […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
May 1, 2014

Divorce Care and Recovery Ministries

Divorce Care and Recovery Ministries may be needed by many in our congregations. Discover what some churches are doing, the […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
April 24, 2014

2014 Christian Home Month: Families Called to Peace

Support family ministries through the use of the 2014 Christian Home Month materials. Included in the materials are worship service resources, […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
April 2, 2014

Long-Distance Marriage Preparation

By Jane P. Ives

At times, a pastor may be called upon to officiate at a wedding of a couple who does not live […]

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Marriage
March 31, 2014

Family Prayers for Special Days in the Life of a Child

There are a number of occasions when families gather together in God's presence to pray about the special times in […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
March 31, 2014

Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation - Family Ministries

The family is the primary center of faith formation, especially for children. Our affirmation for families asserts that families of […]

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Family Ministries -- General Resources
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