Our parents’ day out program, Mornings at Memorial, is accepting applications for fall 2016. This Christian-based education program is perfect for parents looking for more than childcare. At Mornings at Memorial we nurture the whole child: body, mind and spirit.
All of the gospels agree, Jesus rose from the dead by dawn on Sunday. His friends went to find him before daybreak. For two millennium Christians have marked this day with sunrise services.
At GPMC, we are blessed to gather on our lakefront property, Trinity Terrace, for a 6:45 a.m. service that includes simple liturgy and communion. After this thirty minute service many of us adjourn to Fellowship Hall for a continental breakfast that includes homemade cinnamon rolls by the Henry family.
Many people have asked our next New Member Class. This three-part class starts on October 11 and runs for three consecutive Sundays: Oct. 11, 18, and 25. Each session is from 10:10 to 11:00 a.m and free childcare is provided. Call the church office and ask for Pam if you are interested in joining us on the journey of faith.
“Let your light shine before others!” For 150 years, the light of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church has been shining brightly and fulfilling the call of Jesus Christ to show God’s love. Help us make our “light by the lakeshore” shine even brighter on our 150th anniversary as, surrounded by the great cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews, we glorify God for our first 150 years of ministry and begin the next 150 years. Rev. Peter J. M. Henry
A day of laughter and learning with your loved ones.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This conference is not a dry, formal marriage seminar – it’s a time of fun and discovery that can help you build the love relationship of your dreams. Whether you’re getting married in six months or have been married 60 years you’ll get solutions you can use. With biblical advice and a healthy dose of laughter, Dr. Chapman gives valuable tips on breaking unhealthy patterns and choosing to develop a God-honoring, happy marriage. Couples both married and engaged will benefit from practical sessions addressing topics like communication differences, dealing with criticism, understanding love languages, and making sex mutually fulfilling.
Here’s a glimpse at what the one-day seminar led by Dr. Gary Chapman will entail:
Schedule 8:15 a.m. Doors Open 9 a.m. Communication 101 10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Understanding and Expressing Love 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Initiating Positive Change 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Making Sex a Mutual Joy 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. How to Share the Things that Bug You 3:30 p.m. Conference Concludes
Communication 101 – Healthy, honest communication is essential to establish and maintain a thriving marriage. Most couples admit they experience difficulty having meaningful conversations with their spouse. Some sadly say, “We don’t really talk at all.” Hear Dr. Gary Chapman’s memorable anecdotes and practical advice for couples on this important topic. Discover your own tendency to be a “babbling brook” or a “dead sea” and how to deal with the implications of these characteristics to enhance communication in your marriage.
Understanding and Expressing Love – What should couples do when those exciting feelings of love seem to be long gone? Dr. Chapman explains how to rekindle those emotions with some easy strategies that help husbands and wives express love to their spouses and refill each other’s empty “love tanks.” Learn your spouse’s “love language” and choose to act out of love – two crucial steps to renewing your relationship.
Initiating Positive Change – Dr. Chapman has a word to both wives and husbands in this session, as he demonstrates how the model of the Godhead is the key to thriving marriages. While stressing the value and significance of both partners, he will help couples gain clarity in their quest toward a unified, God-honoring marriage. You’ll receive advice on how to handle strong disagreements, power struggles and poor decisions.
Making Sex a Mutual Joy – We may giggle or avoid the subject, but there is no denying that God created sex and designed it as a powerful means for loving your spouse. Dr. Chapman reminds couples of God’s biblical intention for sex, while addressing common misconceptions and difficulties related to this important aspect of marriage.
How to Share the Things that Bug You – When differences within your marriage begin to give rise to resentment, how do you bring those issues up without damaging your mate? In this session, Dr. Chapman teaches ways to lovingly accept your spouse while letting your voice be heard. Learn the delicate art of constructive criticism and the value of a good laugh with your spouse.
About Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman has been involved in marriage and family counseling for over 35 years. His book, The Five Love Languages has been on the New York best seller list for years and has been published in 49 languages. He serves as Senior Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He holds B.A., M.A. and PhD degrees. He and his wife have been married for more than 45 years.