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These evenings are designed to be informal and fun gatherings that address particular topics that all couples can relate to - whether you're struggling or have enjoyed a number of years happy married. These are a general conversation starter between you and your partner, and perhaps your friends - rather than any kind of group counselling. You won’t be asked to participate in any group work or discussion at these evenings.
Couple's Valentine Meal
Married couples are invited to join us for a special two-course Valentine’s supper this February! As part of a relaxed, fun evening together we’ll be looking at practical ways to boost love, friendship, intimacy and sex in our marriages. We’ll hear from couples about their experiences, and give you the opportunity to ask anonymous questions.
Sat 10th feb, 8pm-10pm
SHORT-TERM CONNECT GROUPS
We usually run some short-term Connect Groups after each marriage event. These involve 5 sessions that each address particular topics that arise from each season's marriage event in more depth. Please note that there's no pressure to join one of these short Connect Groups after the movie evening. Similarly, couples who haven't been to the movie night can join these short term Connect Groups.
Register your interest in joining one of the Marriage Connect Groups by contacting Marna on 01727 812765 or by email.
The Pre-Marriage course is ideal for any couple engaged or seriously considering marriage.
ONE EVENING A WEEK | 5 WEEKS
Each evening begins with a home cooked dinner. You'll be able to meet other couples, compare wedding plans, or just take a bit of time to unwind from the day. Throughout the course you'll look at a range of topics that you'll come across in your married life, such as, managing finances, resolving differences, conflict, commitment, communication and the extended family.
You'll hear from couples who've completed the course, explaining some of challenges they've faced in their marriage and the ways they've resolved these. Don't worry, you'll only be asked to discuss topics between yourself and your partner; there is no 'group sharing' in this course. It's based on Christian ethics and values, but is suitable for anyone - with or without a Christian faith or church background. It is one of a number of courses developed by Relationship Central.
Are you engaged? Then make sure you book onto the next Pre-Marriage Course!
We ask for you to pay £40 to help us cover costs.
Starting 5th Feb 2018
Specifically designed for people who have experienced relationship breakdown
ABOUT THE COURSE
Issues covered range from legal advice, managing family relationships, to forming good communication skills with your ex partner. The course establishes a no-pressure environment where individuals can contribute as little or as much as they want, there's opportunity to ask questions and discuss everything in groups. The course is run by people who themselves have gone through divorce and separation, so you can rest assured you'll be met with an empathetic and non-judgmental attitude.
It's a 6 session course held over one evening a week. Each evening will begin with a home cooked dinner where you'll be able to get to know other people on the course and the facilitators. We charge £40 per person to help us cover costs, but there are concessions available so please don't let finances stop you from joining - just get in touch. If you have any questions or want to find out more please email our Pastoral Team or call the church office on 01727 812765.
Prayer is one of the foundations of the Church. We understand that God's ears are open to our prayers and He is ready and willing to respond.
Join us before the services on a Sunday morning to pray for the church and practice using those 'spiritual gifts' the Bible talks about. Meet us in the downstairs lounge between 9-9.30am every Sunday.
There is a trained prayer team available every Sunday to pray, so whether you need prayer for something specific or just a blessing, please ask. You'll find the team next to the main stage after the service.
We also have an amazing pastoral team (including qualified counsellors) who can offer a bit more experience, prayer and help to people in the church if you feel you may need it. We readily recommend the Restore Course. Please do talk to one of our Pastoral Team, if you'd like to know more and could do with a bit more help.