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Spring Couples Workshop: From Conflict to Healing Connection
March 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Couples, strengthen the connection in your relationship with this upcoming Saturday workshop on March 16. Couples & family therapists, Andrew & Joanna Sonnekalb, will present three sessions and lead small groups through exercises to help couples move “from conflict to healing connection.” This event is for all couples in committed relationships. The day starts with a light breakfast beginning at 8 AM, includes snacks and on-site childcare for up to 30 children, and ends at 12:30 PM.
Once our day ends at 12:30, anyone who is interested in staying to process longer with one another and Andrew & Joanna will be welcome to stay after 12:30 and join us for a casual lunch. We’ll collect whatever cash folks have brought and can contribute, and order something.
COST: $50/couple, plus childcare costs ($25/child with a $50/family cap).
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Noon on Thursday, March 14th.
What does my registration fee cover?
Please consider your fees as a valuable investment in the health of your relationship. We’ve priced this event to cover our costs which include speaker fees, catering, and childcare. We are unlikely to break even this time.
What if we can’t afford the full registration fees?
Go ahead and register any way so we’ll have your information. Register by selecting one of the “Pay What You Can” ticket options and pay what you can.
What if we would like to bless another couple by helping pay their registration fee or childcare costs?
How lovely. Register yourselves and then also select the “Donation Toward Scholoarships” ticket option to contribute toward a scholarship fund for this event.
What if we or our children have a food allergy or special diet?
Please indicate this on your ticket when you register and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can also contact Kim Messenger directly if you have specific concerns.
What will the children’s day be like?
Children begin the day with their parents for a light breakfast in the Ministry Center beginning at 8 AM. At 8:30 AM you can check-in your children with the childcare team in the Ministry Center. The adult program will start promptly at 9 AM in the sanctuary, so please give yourselves enough time for travel and drop off. Babies and young toddlers will be looked after by childcare workers in room 101 of the Ministry Center. Preschoolers and older children will hang out for indoor activities in the second floor Ministry Center classrooms and outdoor fun on the playground, if the weather cooperates. We’ll serve the children a mid-morning in the Ministry Center. You’ll want to send diaper bags, food, bottles, and sippy cups for babies and toddlers. All childcare workers–paid and volunteer–will have been background checked, and we’ll have a system in place should they need to page you during the event.
That said, it’s a long day for the kids.
We can only accommodate 30 children on a first registered first served basis. If you think your child would be happier in his or her familiar home environment, we encourage you to make your own arrangements for childcare in your home.
What if my partner and I discover we want further help for our relationship from a trained professional?
We will have a referral list of couples and family therapists you may contact for appointments.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact: Kim Messenger at firstname.lastname@example.org.