Monday, January 26, 2009

Find Financial Peace this Spring

Spouse & Family will be offering a 10 week class of Financial Peace University. We'll meet every Thursday beginning Feb. 19th from 6:30-9:00pm on campus. The course is free but you will need to get the materials including the workbook and Financial Peace Revisted book. (These can be purchased on or borrow them)

Facilitators will guide you through fun & sassy financial videos to help you develop a game plan for budgeting, dumping debt, saving, investing, & giving.

The course will be open to couples & singles of the seminary. Spots are limited so come back to the blog here and register, beginning Feb. 9th. You'll be able to sign-up online.

* childcare will also be provided in the Deepend but let us know you'll need it upon registering

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Friday Giveaway and Winner

This week's Giveaway will be a 2 week contest since the prize is so great and we want lots of feedback. The task: Leave a comment that describes what you can do for a date with your spouse in Wilmore/ Nicholasville for less than $10. Be creative! We will be collecting these ideas along with our own and handing them out to couples at the first Couples Connect of 2009 on February 9th.

The prize: Two $5 gift certificates for Main and Maple coffee house in Nicholasville.

The winner from last week is- Comment #4, Christina Proctor. Contact our office to let us know how you would like to receive your chocolate and books- SPO or pick-up.
Stay Warm everyone!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ELL Group Leaders Needed

English Language Learner (ELL) Group Leaders
If you are a female and you grew up speaking English, we need you. Many of the wives of our international students have expressed a desire to learn conversational English. Would you consider giving 1.5 hours of your time every week or every other week, just 3 or 6 hours a month, in service to international spouses in our community? We will be meeting Thursday nights- 6:30-8:00pm and childcare is provided.

No preparation or special training is necessary. You would simply come to the class and follow the lead teacher's instructions. Your time would be spent practicing basic conversation skills with non-native English speakers while also building relationships with the same group of 2-3 women every week (or every other week). The time commitment would be either weekly or bi-weekly from February 19th until May 14th.

Imagine the difficulty of living in another culture, hundreds of miles away from home, being unable to communicate with many of the people in your environment. Contact Erin at Spouse and Family if you're interested in serving our international community in this way. 858-2315 or

Monday, January 12, 2009

Alpha Marriage!

Alpha Marriage is coming this spring!! Come back to the blog starting Feb. 9th to register. We'll have a link to register online. Spots fill quick!

Here's the Details for the Spring Semester Group:
Alpha Marriage will be held Thursday nights from 6:30-9pm at World Gospel Mission (across from Asbury College). It will consist of a series of 10 dates with delicious desserts and relevant topics. You'll have time to meet other couples but really focus on time just with your spouse. The program fee is $25 and that covers all materials, food, and surprise goodies! (Childcare will also be provided at the seminary, free of charge from 6:15-9:15pm.)

The Schedule! (Committment is 10 weeks)
Feb. 19 - Strong Foundations
Feb. 26 - Communication
Mar. 5 - Resolving Conflict
Mar. 12 - Forgiveness
Mar. 19 - Finances
Mar. 26 - Intimacy *speakers Marilyn & Steve Elliott
Apr. 16 - Building a Home
Apr. 23 - In-laws
Apr.l 30 - Parenting *speakers JD & Tiffani Walt
May 7 - Marriage & Ministry

Don't forget - Registration starts on the blog Feb. 9th!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Giveaway

With a nod to the upcoming Movie Night, (and the fact that all I really want to do on cold January days is curl up under a blanket with a good book or movie), share your favorite book, movie or both.

This week's prize is more Canadian chocolate- another Coffee Crisp chocolate bar, and some great books. We have "The Creation Story" by John Audia, a short, hard cover picture book for children that includes sign language instructions for each day of hte story. Also, "Bible Stories for All Ages" with stories, activities and game or song suggestions. This book would be ideal for use with your own young children as bedtime stories or with a class of children you may be teaching. OR, you could donate it to your church's Children's Director.

Check back next Friday to see if you won!

Movie Night

January is a great month to snuggle up in front of a fun movie with friends. On Monday, January 26th, childcare (6:15-9:30pm) will be provided in the Deep End and couples are invited to enjoy a movie together. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Location and time: McKenna Chapel, 6:30-9:00pm
Movie: Bella
Click here for a Christian review. Click here for secular reviews.

Relevant themes in this movie will be discussed after viewing. Themes include redemption, the value of life, friendship and compassion. Whether you attend simply to enjoy a good movie with your spouse, to interact with friends or to participate in the discussion, you will enjoy your evening.