1. TRUE LOVE WAITSFAMILY EDITIONMarch 25, 8:30 am
to 3 pm
True Love WaitsFamily 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 NIGHTMarch 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
WaitsFamily Edition, they will head over to Lexington Christian Academy
that evening to address parents on the topic of Making Your Kids
MindWithout 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
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
3. ENGAGEMENT MATTERS WEEKENDSaturday and Sunday, April
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
brochure or call us at 781-275-6473 to request a brochure.
4. CALLING ALL SINGLE MOMS!
At 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Maria Rosenstein at
5. CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL COMING SOON
Merrimack Valley Christian Film Festival Schedule
The 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.
6. PAUL AND VIRGINIA, STUDENTS AT LARGE
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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