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At Highland Park United Methodist Church we have course offerings to help you with every developmental stage of your child and for your whole family.

 

Spiritual Formation for Moms

This fall, Spiritual Formation for Moms will read We Saved You A Seat,  by Lisa-Jo Baker. This Bible study explores our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. 

In this busy world, we too often try to appear ‘fine’, warding off authenticity and avoiding intimate friendships with the women God has placed in our lives. Yet nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend, that’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

Mondays, September 9 - December 2
9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 120
Cost: $15 for book and materials; scholarships are available
Register by Friday, September 6
Led by Mallory Wightman and Cathy Hutton

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

Mallory Wightman, 214.523.2290

 

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Monday, from 09/09/2019 to 12/02/2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


The Parent Project - The Power of Words: To Hurt. To Influence. To Lead

Whether it's on social media or face to face, in public arenas or in our homes, words have tremendous power to lift us up, or tear us to shreds. Earlier and earlier, it seems, our kids are realizing the power their words hold, and the power words hold over them. Join us for a discussion panel, on the power of words, bullying, and what we as parents of all ages can do about it. 

Lucy McDaniel, 214.523.2233
Rev. Elizabeth Moseley, 214.523.2299

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Mean Speak - The Power of Words to Hurt or Heal

In today’s world, we increasingly feel assaulted by words. Incidents of bullying and intolerance are prevalent in today's media.  While we can shrug off the nightly news, many of us feel "mean speak" encroaching into our children's lives. But what if we were able to use the power of speech to build and grow? This class for middle school and high school parents will explore these issues and the assumption that words have power.  

Bring your lunch.
Thursdays, October 31 - November 21
11:45 am  - 1:15 pm,  Room 244/245
Cost: $85
Register by Monday, October 28
Led by Kathleen Fischer

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Cost: $85.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Thursday, from 10/31/2019 to 11/21/2019, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM


How to Raise an Adult: A Reading Group

This unique class offers the chance to read and discuss one of the most important books on parenting, How to Raise an Adult, by Julie Lythcott-Haims. During these five sessions you will learn about age appropriate responsibilities, the importance of self-sufficiency, the need for children to make their own choices and what behaviors will help children attain maturity.

Lythcott-Haims, dean of freshmen at Stanford for ten years and mom of two teens, provides many valuable insights. Dividing the book into manageable portions with discussion on insights and implementation carries her message home.

Please purchase your own book prior to attending class. You will complete assigned readings of the book before coming to class.

Tuesdays, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 5, November 12, December 3
10:00 - 11:30 am,  Room 244/245
Cost: $150
Register by Thursday, September 26
Led by Kathleen Fischer

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Cost: $150.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Tuesday, from 10/01/2019 to 12/03/2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Spiritual Formation for Moms

Spiritual Formation for Moms (SFM) is a casual, weekly Monday fellowship and discussion Bible study for moms of infants through kindergarten. Babies welcome! Our next study is “Rhythms of Renewal” by Rebekah Lyons. Learn to trade your struggles with stress and anxiety for a life filled with God’s peace and purpose. This class is an informal Bible study that shares coffee, laughter, joys, and concerns during the ever-changing moments of motherhood. This class is open to both members and non-members.

Mondays, January 13 – May 4
9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 120
Cost: $40 (scholarships are available) 
Led by Malloy Wightman and Cathy Hutton

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

Mallory Wightman, 214.523.2290

Register Today

Cost: $40.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Monday, from 01/13/2020 to 05/04/2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Bringing Our Boys Through the Second Decade: Ages 10-20 (Pt. 1)

The needs of boys are subtle, often going unnoticed, and the combination of hard wiring and societal pressures form an increasing hardship just to grow up safe and healthy. This class will unpack how to help our sons through the second decade, and will cover their development, outside influences and the role a loving parent plays. This class will celebrate the contribution our sons can make, with our help, through their second decade.

Bring your lunch.
Tuesdays, January 14 - February 4
11:45 am –1:15 pm, Room #3 (2nd Floor, Children’s Area)
Cost: $85
Register by Thursday, January 9
Led by Kathleen Fischer

Register Today

Cost: $85.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 3, 2nd floor (Children's Area)

Every Tuesday, from 01/14/2020 to 02/04/2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM