Parenting and Family Classes start Nov. 14th

Beginning November 14th St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church will begin a 15 week series of classes on parenting. Classes will meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a forty-mintue presentation followed by Q & A. Most of the classes with be taught and facilitated by Fr. Theodore Dorrance and Fr. Timothy Pavlatos. There will be some classes that will be lead by Presvytera Stacey and Presvytera Vicki and two classes will be taught by a specialist in child development. The final two classes will be panel discussion on the topic of Purity of Heart in our Times. Child care will be provided at the church during these one hour classes in order to accommodate our families. The first ten classes will take place before Great Lent begins, while the last five classes will be held after Pascha. We are very excited about this opportuinty and encourage all of you to participate.

Nov. 14, 2011**
Session One
: Overview of the program. Orthodox Theology of Marriage: Mission and Vision of an Orthodox Family

Nov. 21, 2011
Session Two
: Introduction to Family Systems Theory

Nov. 28, 2011
Session Three
: Parenting from the Inside Out

Dec. 12, 2011**
Session Four
: Marital and Parental Communication

Dec. 19, 2011
Session Five
: Early Childhood Development (Part 1)

Jan. 2, 2012
Session Six
: Early Childhood Development (Part 2)

Jan. 9, 2012**
Session Seven
: The Orthodox Christian Mission & Vision of our specific family

Jan. 23, 2012
Session Eight
: Asetic Distortions vs. Practical Healthy Spiritual Life

Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 2012
Sessions Nine & Ten
: Families in Corporate Worship: The Salvation of our children

The following sessions will be scheduled after Pascha, which is April 15th:

Session Eleven: The Role of the Wife/Mother
Presvytera Stacey & Presvytera Vicki

Session Twelve: The Role of the Husband/Father
Fr. Theodore & Fr. Timothy

Session Thirteen: Healthy Sexuality: Modesty vs. Shame vs. Exploitation, Social Media & Parenting
Panel Discussion

Session Fourteen: Discipline of Children
Panel Discussion

** Classes on the second Monday of each month will be preceded by 5:45 p.m. Small Compline the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children


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