On Sunday, March 2, Robyn Englert from AGAPE gave a parent seminar on “Establishing Healthy Boundaries.” Boundaries help define us and our families. We are made for connection with others and healthy boundaries allow us to say yes and no as we seek to establish balance in life. She offered good food for thought. I want to emphasize her recommendation of a book by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend: Boundries with Kids. All of their books are insightful. We can be mentored in many ways, one of them being books. Mark your calendars that our next Parenting Seminar will be Sunday, June 1, at 9am. All parents, grandparents, and those who work with kids will find these seminars helpful and insightful.
On Wednesday, April 9, I would like to invite Pearce parents to join our Peace 4 Kids staff for a training seminar. Brenda Seaman, a pediatric nurse practitioner from the URMC Pediatric Sleep Clinic, and a wife and mother of two, will be leading the training seminar on the topic of children and sleep. From the time a child is born, sleep is an important part of their lives. The amount of sleep and quality of sleep that a child gets is very important for their health and development. Brenda will discuss why sleep is important and some of the most common sleep problems that children experience. Additionally, she will talk about how parents and caregivers can identify sleep problems and be sensitive to a child’s sleep needs. The seminar will begin at 6:30pm in the Friendship Center and will end no later than 8pm. Pearce Church has full programming running that evening, so there will be nursery provided as well as children’s programming. If interested, please contact either Lydia Monroe (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sue Smout (email@example.com) or Pastor Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1, and let one of us know that you plan to attend.
I would like to thank the people who have stepped up to volunteer in our Children’s ministry programs. It is really exciting to see, as I do my rounds on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, the kids and teachers that are committed to being here. The fellowship, teaching, and learning during these times are invaluable to the faith journey of our kids.
I trust that as we move together through this season of lent you will be filled with the peace and presences of Jesus, as together we reflect on what He has done for us.