Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Parents as Spiritual Guides

This spring Religious Education is again offering an evening program geared towards parents. Parenting: Mindfulness: Spirituality, looks at the intersections of these three things.  The course is for building community and support for each other in the work of parenting, especially children and adolescents. It is discussion based with no reading required, although there will be handouts and suggested readings to deepen your perspective on the topics we will be exploring.

The program combines RE curriculum on "Parents as Spiritual Guides," with practices and suggestions from the book Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. We will honor our own spiritual journeys as we consider faith development of children and adolescents. We'll look at the ways RE at FUSS can support parents and children. We will also look at a model for doing social justice work together in our community.

We will meet for 5 Sundays from 5-7PM: March 17 & 24; April 7,14 & 21. Potluck dinner for everyone, including children; childcare provided. Please e-mail or call Melissa MacKinnon, DRE with questions or to register.