Join Family Chat, an Initiative From the Family Ministry

Beginning this Monday (May 4) from 7-8 pm we will be hosting a zoom Family Chat. Church members can join to fellowship with and support one another. This will be an ongoing weekly meeting, every Monday at 7 pm. Joining the meeting is as easy as clicking the link https://zoom.us/j/85631861804 or calling (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588 and enter the meeting ID 856 3186 1804 and password 977276.

The Family Ministry would also like to point to a few very helpful resources in these difficult times.

Here is some background info regarding the first three resources by Shaunti Feldhahn:

For ‘The Kindness Challenge.’  The premise is that you choose a person, or your family, to do 3 things for a period of 30 days.

  1. Don’t say anything negative to them or about them.
  2. Find something about them to sincerely praise/affirm; tell the person & tell someone else.
  3. Do a small action of kindness/generosity for them.

Research has found that this improves 89% of relationships. You can do this for your spouse, your children, pretty much anyone. And there are creative ways to do this for people who do not live with you during this time of isolation & social distancing. It is important that while we are confined to our homes with each other that we do not get exasperated. We can avoid this by being mindful and purposing to be kind to one another.

There are FREE resources about this online at https://jointhekindnesschallenge.com. People can sign up for free to do this to help build relationships.

The other book is ‘Thriving in Love & Money.’ This is not a book about budgeting or getting out of debt, rather it focuses on relationships. The greatest obstacle that Feldhahn found in her research is our lack of wanting to sit down with our spouse to talk about money. Communication is key. And in order to close the gap we need to first understand ourselves and then understand our spouse. Especially now, with many people out of work, money is a big concern and poses a strain in many relationships. She has an assessment tool online https://thriveinloveandmoney.com along with many other free resources.

Finally, the last link, the revival & reformation website from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It provides a plethora of resources for Bible study, prayer, and more that people may find beneficial.

We hope to see you on Monday!

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