Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Couple's Connect: Feb. 8th!

Spouse & Family is beginning this semester with Couple's Connect - a gathering of husbands and wives who want to build into their marriage.

We'll focus on connecting to our spouse, to God and to one another. In an intentional but informal way, we'll share together our prayers, laughter, struggles and hope.

The night's theme is: "love, honor, cherish" where we'll talk the vows we made to one another on our wedding day. Marriage's journey is full of ups and downs and we'll hear from some courageous couples about what that creed has come to mean for them today. Husbands and wives will have the opportunity to share personally with one another over a delicious dessert too.

When: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday, February 8th
Where: Seminary Dining Commons in the Student Center
Childcare: 6:15 - 8:30pm at the Student Center (free)
B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Cup for coffee, tea or hot chocolate

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

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fri.-Sat., February 26-27, 2010
Annual Couples Retreat

Doubletree Suites, Lexington

Reservations by Feb. 15
Click on link to the LEFT
$75 per couple
*required to fully reserve spot
Checks made out to Asbury Seminary,
deliver to Spouse/Family office
204 N. Lexington Ave.
Wilmore, KY 40390

Event Schedule:
Check-in begins at 3pm

Dinner on your own
7pm-10pm Oldies dance party with dessert bar (50's, 60's, 70's costumes welcome!)
Lodging in spacious suite with gargantuan hot tub

Breakfast 8-10am

Morning/afternoon sessions with Clint and Penny Bragg (Inverse Ministries)
Lunch included
End by 4:30pm
*Optional additional Saturday night in suite discounted rate $109

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The New Year

"...Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins,
They will raise up the former devastations;
And they will repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations...."

Dear SFM families,
There has been much to mourn since we last saw each other in December.
As January makes its descent into another month, we do not grieve as those who have no hope.
May the words of the prophet Isaiah (above) hover over your home, as true and rich as they are hovering over the desolation in Haiti and Kabul and...

We will begin our semester offerings (of service, friendship, formation) in February, and will make sure you know about them before-hand.

But meanwhile, let us work and sleep and LIVE with the prayers for the oppressed on our lips.