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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY MINISTRIES

As sons, daughters, moms, dads, husbands, wives, grandmas and grandpas we want strong and healthy connections with God and with one another.  We want our marriages and families to be all that they can be.

 

What better gift can we give our children than two parents with a deep unconditional love for one another who love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength?  We want to see our children and students grow up with the hope, drive and skills they need to have an incredible marriage that lasts a lifetime.

 

With this in mind we are actively developing a Marriage and Family Ministry that brings hope and help to marriages and families in both our church and community.  Opportunities to strengthen your family at Heartland, a Church Connected include:

 

  • Sunday Gatherings – Annual teaching series on family with practical and encouraging messages from God’s Word.
  • Small Groups –   Yearly opportunities to connect with others in a caring and loving environment with a focus on marriage and/or family.
  • Weekend Getaways - Opportunities for couples to getaway and reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance.  (In Connection with FamilyLife Canada)
  • Seminars, Workshops and Electives on Marriage and/or family
  • Marriage Mentoring – We have trained couples who have a heart for others, a willingness to listen and a willingness to share from their own life story that meet with other couples for simple helpful conversations.  If you'd like a  marriage mentor to help you and your spouse, click here to sign-up.
  •  Social events - These events are an opportunity for families to connect with each other and have fun together. We believe that families who have fun together stay together.

For further information related to our marriage and families ministry please contact us.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

DATE NIGHT COMEDY TOUR

FEBRUARY 10, 7-9 PM

Location: Discovery Church (7755 Tenth Line West Mississauga)

 

DATE NIGHT COMEDY TOUR is not your normal date night!  Come prepared to laugh, love and learn as our comics Leland Klassen and Timmy Boyle create a night you won't soon forget.  PLUS - enjoy as 5 women and 5 men battle on Date Night Feud the live game show.  Plan to enjoy the show with your spouse, and then meet up with other couples from our church afterwards for coffee and connecting.

 

Tickets: $15 at the Information Desk   ($18 online)

SMALL GROUP

WEDNESDAYS at 6:30 PM (February 7 - March 28)

 

The Together for Good small group provides insights and research to help couples understand more fully what is really going on in our marriage relationships, focusing on the areas of communication, conflict, sex and spirituality.  Each session will do more than inform, it will provide helpful tools to move past the differences and drift to a place of greater closeness and trust.  Each session also prioritizes times for couples to process the information together and consider how to apply it in their relationship.

 

Your small group meetings led by Mike & Irene Rietta and Damion & Kyla Murray will included DVD lessons with Neil and Sharol Josephson, and the encouragement that comes with meeting in a small group!

 

Sign-up in the church foyer or by contact Pastor Aaron at aaron@connectingfaith.ca or 905-568-4696.

WEEKEND GETAWAY

MARCH 2 - 4 | NIAGARA FALLS, ON

...a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship.

For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage. Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, even fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning. And together, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

 

Registration: $180 per Couple (Group Rate: a savings of $200). Hotel, meals and parking are not included. To take advantage of the group rate, please register in the foyer or by contacting the church office at heartland@connectingfaith.ca or 905-568-4696. and make payment to Heartland, a Church Connected.

 

To book your room please call The Marriott (1-877-353-2557) and mention “FamilyLife Weekend Getaway” at time of booking or book online from the FamilyLife website (www.familylifecanada.com).   Rates are $119/night (city view) or $139/night (Falls view)

MARRIAGE MENTORS

 

Most marriages don't need an overhaul, just regular tune-ups.  Invite a trained and equipped Marriage Mentor into your journey.

 

Why Be Mentored? Are you and your spouse:

· Wanting more from your marriage?

· Drifting apart?

· Feeling stuck?

· Doing well but eager to strengthen your relationship?

· Looking for marriage role models?

· Willing to invest 90 minutes a month in your marriage?

 

 A mentor can help.  The Marriage Mentoring Initiative pairs you with an older couple who wants to listen and invest in your lives and is strictly confidential.  Over the course of a year they'll guide you through 14 conversations crucial for a healthy marriage.  This isn't crisis counseling, it's an opportunity to share your story and learn from the life experience of another couple.

 

 To connect with a Marriage Mentor or for more information, contact the Marriage Ministry team at heartland@connectingfaith.ca.

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