February 27, 2017 to April 10, 2017
Leader: Debbie Kolacki
Join us this Lent for a six week BeADisciple online course in which participants will explore the practice of spiritual journaling as they share their experiences with others involved in the practice. The course is based on the Upper Room book Journaling: A Spiritual Journey by Anne Broyles who is featured in an introductory video to the course. Each week we will practice one of the methods of journaling from the book. These include: journaling from the events of daily life, journaling in response to scripture, journaling with guided meditations, journaling from dreams, journaling in response to reading, and journaling conversations or dialogues. The spiritual practice of journaling helps us record our journey with God, be more aware of God’s presence in our lives, and grow spiritually.
The course fee of $75 includes a copy of the book signed by the author which will be mailed to participants. Please enroll early so that you will have enough time to receive your book prior to the course start date.
The course runs from February 27 through April 10, 2017. Participants will access the course at their own convenience.
To register, visit the Course Schedule Page of the BeADisciple website at www.BeADisciple.com or click here. For more information, contact Practical Resources for Churches by phone at 631-821-2255 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course leader Debbie Kolacki is a Certified Christian Educator and Certified Lay Servant in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has a BA in English from Wagner College and completed the courses for her certification as a Christian educator through Columbia College in South Carolina. She has taught children, youth, and adults and served in many areas in her local church for over twenty years. Debbie is the senior consultant for Practical Resources for Churches where she works with people in all areas of ministry and leads webinars, workshops, and retreats. Her blogs include Faith Geeks and Practical Resources for Churches.
FREE Webinar: Spirituality after 70
Tuesday March 28, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
Leader: Dorothy Linthicum
Spirituality after 70 will focus on how older people can anticipate and live into the latter years of their lives with richer relationships with God and each other. We will talk about what it means to grow older, including the messages from our culture about aging. We will take a brief look at changes to expect in bodies and minds as we explore several theories to help us understand aging and how to use the gifts that God gives us. The role of memory in the aging process will be woven throughout the presentation. My hope is that we come to a deeper understanding of how people can age with grace by looking inward and acting outward. In community, parishioners can face both the trials and the joys of growing older!
Dorothy Linthicum is an instructor and program coordinator for the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary. In addition to classes about ministries with older people she teaches at the seminary, she has led workshops and retreats throughout the country about older adult spirituality and ministry. She also was a part of the writing team that produced the book, “The Seasons of Adult Faith Formation” (John Roberto, ed., LifeLong Faith Associates, 2015). Her contribution centered on older adulthood—adults in their mid-70s and older.
Card Ministry Stamp-a-Stack
Saturday April 1, 2017
10:00 AM. to 1:00 PM EASTERN
Leader: Karen Smith
Join other crafters here at the Patchogue PRC on the first Saturday of every month to create a “stack” of homemade cards to use in your church’s or your own card ministry. During each session, we will make nine cards (three each of three different designs; envelopes included). No experience is necessary…beginners as well as seasoned cardmakers are all welcome. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so that adequate supplies can be prepared. Please bring your own double-sided tape and scissors. Call 631-821-2255 or email email@example.com or register on our website www.prcli.org
Materials Fee: $20 per person
FREE Webinar: Celebrating Pentecost with Children
Thursday April 6, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
Leader: Elizabeth Christie
Join us as we talk about ways to observe Pentecost with children. We will discuss projects, books, and activities to help children and their families celebrate the birthday of the church, the arrival of the Holy Spirit, and ways to “fan the flame.”
Elizabeth Christie is a Christian Educator with the United Methodist Church. Additionally, she is a certified special education teacher and has worked extensively with children and adults with various needs. Elizabeth loves finding ways to make activities work for all ages and abilities, and is usually covered in markers, paint, and glitter.