A chance to explore life and faith
Alpha is a chance to explore life and Christian faith in a friendly and open environment. Each week we will enjoy a great meal, even better discussion and hear a talk on a question to do with faith. The course is open to everyone wanting to explore life and faith.
The course starts on the 2 and 3 October, evening and morning respectively, for seven weeks.
Please note there will also be an Away Day on a Saturday 9 November.
Bruce & Susie Marson and Amanda & Nick Taylor
Family Time / Parenting Teenagers
Facing teenagers’ issues together with other parents
Parenting Teenagers is a six session course that provides an opportunity for parents to connect with other parents facing similar issues through the teenage years.
Parents of teenagers easily become isolated from each other when there is no more standing at the school gate or collecting children from each other’s homes. This course provides a place for ongoing friendship and support. It also provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at our parenting – at the relationship we have built with our children and how we can help that to grow. It aims to help parents identify the areas in which they are strong, and those where they wish to improve. We begin at 7.45pm with a talk at 8pm. This will be followed by refreshments and then discussion groups. The evening will finish at 10pm.
What does the Course Cover?
Teenage Universe / Teenage Communication / Teenage Growth / Teenage Tensions / Teenage Issues / Teenage Pressures
Dates for the Autumn 2019 Course
3, 10 and 17 October and 7, 14 and 21 November 2019
“It gave us fresh hope and motivation to reconnect with our teenager.”
“It was such a relief to realise that we shared similar experiences with other parents of teenagers – we weren’t the only ones!”
“We loved getting together with other parents in a relaxed atmosphere.”
Mark & Lindsay Melluish
Barry & Val Denham
Created For Connection
Created for Connection is a very practical course, giving any married or living as married couple the tools to build a strong and healthy relationship that lasts a lifetime.
Enjoying loving connection with our partner is a vital need – we all do best when we can depend on our partner to be there for us, offering nurturing, protection and fun. Based on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and developed by Sue Johnson and Kenny Sanderfer, this course is suitable for any couple who have been in a committed relationship for over two years.
It will run over 7 Thursday evenings starting on 31 January / 7.30pm and will be run by Mark & Lindsay Melluish with Barry & Val Denham. The course fee is £20 per couple, plus the cost of the meal each week, £10 per couple.
As spaces are limited, we ask that you carefully consider whether you are able to attend the whole course before signing up. Should you find, having registered with us, that you can no longer attend, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible, so that your space can be given to another couple.
For more information contact Polly Neill our Courses Administrator or any of those who are running the course.
Please note this course is limited to 10 couples (20 spaces) – please sign up as individuals in one booking.
Vicky & David Read
Family Time / Parenting Children
Family Time is a six week course which helps parents to take time out to reflect and gain inspiration from others, as well as finding a fresh vision for their family.
It’s a course for parents who are either just starting out and looking for direction as to how to begin or those parents who are seeking fresh input into their parenting. For those who are married we encourage both parents to attend the course. We begin at 7.45pm with a talk which will be followed by refreshments and then discussion groups. The evening will finish at 10pm.
“I feel I have been given a gift of a very full tool kit to use for the rest of my life”
“An excellent course. It gave us lots of food for thought and also made us more confident”
“Brilliant, enjoyable. I thought 6 weeks would be a long time but it flew by. I would recommend this course to all parents of young, and older, children”
Lindsay Melluish & Jo Jenks
To sign up or for any other information contact Lindsay Melluish
on 020 8579 9444
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother to Daughter
As girls become young women their relationship with mum becomes crucial for guidance and loving support.
Mother to Daughter is a course which aims to strengthen these relationships between mothers and their girls in years 6 to 9.
The course is split into four sessions for the mums on their own and four sessions for the mums and their girls together. Topics for mums include the power of example, communication, building confidence and encouraging personal value. The sessions with the girls are creative, relationship building and fun. Come and join us for what will be a memorable time for you both.
Barry & Val Denham
To sign up or for any other information contact Barry or Val
on 020 8579 9444
or email email@example.com
Marriage Preparation Course
The marriage preparation course is run one evening a week for three weeks and is designed for one or two couples at a time. The course is aimed at those who have decided on or are considering engagement. These evenings consist of both discussion time and space alone to think through key issues that you may face entering into marriage. Most couples find the course to be a helpful, good experience and a lot of fun!
Courses run regularly throughout the year – contact the church office for up-coming dates