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H.I.M Family Flyer - March 2006 - Volume 1 Issue 3

Upcoming H.I.M. Events

1. TRUE LOVE WAITS—FAMILY EDITION—March 25, 8:30 am to 3 pm
True Love Waits—Family Edition is just one week away! There is still time to register, either online or by calling 781-275-6473. Join families from all over New England at this dynamite conference for teens and parents to hear the truth of God's design for the BEST in relationships. Sexual purity is a goal worth working for with your kids. In addition to Paul and Virginia's teaching, special guest speakers on this day will include Brian and Heather Dietz (middle school pastor at Grace Chapel), Kate Wylie (wife of champion figure skater Paul Wylie), and Grant and Emily Williams (former NFL offensive lineman with the St. Louis Rams, formerly with the NE Patriots). For all the details, go to our web site and click on "True Love Waits."

2. FAMILY FOCUS NIGHT—March 25, 7:30 pm
Paul and Virginia are packing a lot of speaking into one Saturday, aren't they? After finishing up their teaching on sexual purity at True Love Waits—Family Edition, they will head over to Lexington Christian Academy that evening to address parents on the topic of “Making Your Kids Mind—Without Losing Yours.” All of us want our children to grow up to be men and women of character. But how does discipline help them to be all they can be? How can we correct them without crushing them? There will be time afterwards for a question and answer period.

We encourage you to come this Saturday evening, March 25, for helpful insights into the world of discipline. Please invite your friends! This is a great opportunity to perhaps have them over for dinner first, and then drive to LCA together to introduce them to the ministry of H.I.M. There'll be plenty of Paul Friesen's famous chocolate chip cookies for all! Your RSVP would be very helpful (though not required): just call 781-275-6473 or email Paul@HIMweb.org — oh, and there is no charge for this evening. See the Family Focus Nights brochure for more information and directions to LCA. Hope to see you there!

3. ENGAGEMENT MATTERS WEEKEND—Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9
Last call for registration for the last Engagement Matters weekend of the season! Paul and Virginia offer this weekend seminar for engaged and pre-engaged couples three times a year. It's not at all unusual for couples from outside of New England to fly in just to attend, so if you know someone to recommend this to, don't hesitate even if they live a distance away. Paul and Virginia are willing to help arrange housing if there's a need for it. Over the course of the two days, couples receive teaching on many important topics including personal wholeness, sacrificial love, communication, and intentional "oneness." For more information see the Engagement Matters brochure or call us at 781-275-6473 to request a brochure.

News You Can Use

Lori LittleAt Grace Chapel on April 1, 2006, at 6 p.m. single moms are invited to meet and hear from Lori Little, founder of Hope and Help for the Single Mom. Her vision is to help single mothers by equipping, nurturing, and inspiring them to be healthy, whole women and to raise healthy children by providing answers and solutions to the tough issues they face. She will be sharing her 21 principles of a healthy single mom. There is no charge and child care will be provided, but you must RSVP to hopeforusinhim@aol.com or call Maria Rosenstein at 978-885-4696.

Christian Film Festival - Merimack ValleyThe 14th Annual Merrimack Valley Christian Film Festival, held during Holy Week each year, begins Palm Sunday, April 9, and runs through Easter Sunday, April 16, at the Showcase Cinemas 1-6 in South Lawrence, MA, located on Rte. 114 at the intersection of Route 495, exit 42B. This year's film festival features four brand new major motion pictures: "Facing the Giants," "The Perfect Stranger", "Unidentified", and for all of you who missed seeing it earlier this year, the highly acclaimed "End of the Spear." In addition, there are four new children's films, as well as many old favorites to choose from. For details on each of these films as well as a showtime schedule, please visit the Merrimack Valley Christian Film Festival website -- and remember, these film showings are free! Please support this wonderful outreach ministry by bringing your family and friends, by praying, and with your financial support as well.

Merrimack Valley Christian Film Festival Schedule 2006

Paul and Virginia finished and handed in the first drafts of their respective dissertations and will be defending them on March 27. If all goes well, they will be graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in early May. As this issue goes to press, they are speaking in California: Paul at a men's conference in Fresno, and Virginia at a women's conference in Monterey. By the way, if you didn't already happen to read their letter "Notes from the Journey" written this past February, let me call that to your attention, as it gives a glimpse into the day-to-day shape of their ministry, which truly would not be possible without your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for God's provision for them.

And may He bless you and your family as well.


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Barbara Steele, Editor
email: barbara@HIMweb.org


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