Friday, November 20, 2009

Recapping Couple's Connect

The last Couple's Connect, on Nov. 16th, opened an avenue of sharing with one another that we would like to continue to foster.

Here's a recap of the night ~
We began together under the premise of Galatians 6:2, "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." This night was about our individual wounds within the context of our marriage and community. We shared a moment of silence, to simply sit with one another and then we broke out into group of men and women. There, we entered into an invitation from James 5:16, "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." We listened to testimonies of God's work in people's life to help them face their wounds and receive healing. Each of us had the opportunity to then safely share our burden as we wrote it down and slipped it into a bag. That bag was passed around and we read each one, acknowledging and receiving them collectively. We were given the chance to draw what a symbol of freedom and reconciliation would look like in our lives as we ended that small group time together. We came back and sang in worship to the God who is mighty to save and read a number of Scriptures that speak of the truth we are trying to abide in. We capped off the night with delicious desserts and joyful fellowship. Each couple represented left with their choice of either book: Dr. Seamand's, Wounds that Heal or a redeemable gift certificate for Dan Allender's, The Healing Path to continue together what happened that night.

ps - Dan Allender's books are now available in the Spouse & Family office at the student center at community life. Just bring your gift certificate to redeem.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Date Night Childcare - Nov. 13th

Date Night is this Friday, November 13th!! Childcare will be available for your use from 6-9pm in the DeepEnd.

If you plan on using Childcare you need to RSVP to We will need:

-Child's Name

But - HURRY! Spots are limited! Due to workers, we will only be accepting 40 children for this event. Unfortunately, if your child is not on our RSVP list then they will not be able to stay and play.

RSVP Deadline is NOON on Thursday, November 12th.

Thank you!! And happy Date-Nighting!

-Spouse and Family Team

Monday, November 9, 2009

Couple's Connect: Monday Nov. 16th

The Final Couple's Connect of Fall Semester!

All are welcome - Students, Spouses, Staff, Community!
Come even if your spouse can't!

: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday, Nov. 16th
Where: Seminary Dining Commons in the Student Center
Childcare: 6:15 - 8:30pm in the Childcare Area at the Student Center (free)
B.Y.O.M. - Bring Your Own Mug for coffee, tea or hot chocolate or water

The theme for this night is on personal wounds and healing in the context of marriage and community. Come connect with God, your spouse and other couples as we journey together!

"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:4

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Come get a mitten Nov. 16-18.
It has a child's name on it.
Return gift and mitten by Dec. 1.

Here's why: We celebrate the international community by including their children in our national Christmas tradition of gift-giving. The gifts are given to the kids at an international family party on Dec. 4.

**The following information will be provided for you when you choose a mitten: the child's name, gender and age as well as a general gift idea (i.e. books, clothing, art supplies, etc.) selected by the parents.

Gifts should cost between $15 and $20.

Email or


No Couples Connect this Monday (Nov. 9).
It has been moved to MONDAY, NOV. 16 at 6:30pm.
(due to the ATS Presidential Inauguration festivities! click here for more info)

If you're totally calender-ically confused, give us a call - 859-858-2315.