Saturday, February 24th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PRC Patchogue, 95 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY
In the Congregational Church, Parking lot off of Oak St.
Leader: Karen Smith
Featured title: Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God By Lori Erikson
From her childhood on an Iowa farm, Lori Erikson grew up to travel the world as a writer specializing in holy sites – journeys that led her on an ever-deepening spiritual quest. From the shrine of Lourdes to the harsh tundra of Iceland to a Lakota retreat in South Dakota, Erickson explores the deeper mystical meanings that underlie all faiths and takes you along on her personal journey of spiritual insight.
Please read the book before the meeting and be prepared for discussion.
Call 631-821-2255 or 631-486-4350, email email@example.com, to register.
February 12, 2018 to March 26, 2018
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.
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.
Debbie Kolacki is a Certified Christian Educator and Certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church. Her blogs include FaithGeeks and Practical Resources for Churches. She is also an online instructor for BeADisciple.com. Debbie is the senior consultant for PRC – Practical Resources for Churches where she works with people in all areas of ministry and leads webinars, workshops, and retreats.
Thursday March 1, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
Leader: Elizabeth Christie
Join us as we discuss ways to make confirmation programs accessible to all abilities. We know that God calls us all to be a part of the Body, and our confirmation programs can be a tool in helping to get everyone on the path that God calls them to follow. We’ll discuss techniques for adapting materials, ways of structuring classes and assignments so everyone can participate, methods for managing behavioral concerns, and ways to focus our planning on the gifts and talents each person brings to the Body.
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
Card Ministry Stamp-a-Stack
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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