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Speaking Together in Love

SPEAKING TOGETHER IN LOVE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Communicating in potential conflict situations without shaming others. Target Audience: Multigenerational activity for the entire church. The following may provide program ideas for Sabbath School, AY meeting, prayer meeting, Friday evening service or a special event for Sabbath…

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A Prescription for Optimum Health

A PRESCRIPTION FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH by Kathleen H. Liwidjaja-Kuntaraf Director, Health-Temperance Asia Pacific Division Theme: This seminar presents the eight laws of health and suggests how families can be more in harmony with them. Setting: The program is designed to be used in a variety of ways. The material is suitable for family camp, for…

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The Power of Encouragement

THE POWER OF ENCOURAGEMENT by Bernie and Karen Holford Family Ministries Directors South England Conference with Karen M. Flowers Theme: People and families need encouragement. God’s grace is a mighty fountain of encouragement meant to be shared. Christians are chosen and privileged to pass it on wherever their lives touch the lives of others. Setting:…

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Making Christian Values Winsome

MAKING CHRISTIAN VALUES WINSOME by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Teaching Christian values in the home setting. Objective: To present a learning activity which identifies a core of Christian values, enables participants to discover their own value systems, and shares ideas for helping youth adopt Christian values. How…

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Loneliness in Crisis

LONELINESS IN CRISIS by Larry Yeagley Larry Yeagley pastors churches in the Michigan Conference of the Lake Union, NAD. He has served as a chaplain at Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He has authored several books on recovery from grief and loss. I learned to ride my sister’s bicycle when I was…

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Life After Loss

LIFE AFTER LOSS A Seminar on How to Adjust to Loss by Larry Yeagley Pastor, North American Division Theme: Some families experience grief for a season of their lives. This seminar takes a look at the variety of losses experienced by people, typical reactions to those losses, ways we can regain equilibrium after loss, how…

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Hearts and Homes for Him

HEARTS AND HOMES FOR HIM by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Adapted from Christian Hospitality Made Easy by Patricia B. Mutch Theme: How to make Christian hospitality a reality and a means of witness among Christian families. Objective: To present a learning activity which (1) clarifies the meaning of…

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Family Fun Trail

FAMILY FUN TRAIL by Bernie & Karen Holford Department of Family Ministries South England Conference Trans-European Division Family Fun Trail is a family enrichment activity that may be done indoors or outdoors weather permitting. The activity may be adapted for whole church groups by clustering members into small “family” groups or devising “superfamilies” comprised of…

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Disability Awareness Seminar

DISABILITY AWARENESS SEMINAR by Bernie & Karen Holford Karen Holford, M. A., is a qualified occupational therapist. Bernie Holford, M.Div., is the Family Ministries Director for the South England Conference, Trans-European Division. They work together as a team and have three children. Theme: How to help congregations become more effective in ministry to those who…

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An Appropriate Church Response to Family Violence and Child Sexual Abuse

AN APPROPRIATE CHURCH RESPONSE TO FAMILY VIOLENCE AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference How to Use This Resource: This collection of resources provides an orientation for denominational leaders, pastors and local church leaders to heighten awareness of the reality and experience of abuse and family…

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