Parent Connection 2018-2019

Exciting new studies and events!

As we wrap up another amazing year at Bright Beginnings, we are so happy to have enjoyed so many parent connection events with you this year. Please take a peak to see what next year has in store. Have a wonderful and safe and memory making summer!

September - October Study

Table Talk - Effective Parenting in a Defective World

Raising children is a challenge in today's world. Peers and pop culture exert a never-ending pressure on kids. Every day they are bombarded with the pressures and bad influences. Often, parents feel helpless when the corrupt principles of this defective world seem to contradict every godly principle they try to instill in their children. But the good news is that God has a plan for effectively raising your children and you can learn it!

November - December Study

Table Talk - Armor of God Study by Pricilla Shirer

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

February - March Study

Table Talk - Rocking Ordinary Study

Most women don’t consider their lives great. Stuck in an endless routine of cleaning, cooking, and caring for family members, they struggle to find meaning and worth in their daily lives. Exhausted at the end of another busy, chaotic day, they wonder if they have made any measurable progress, if their work counts, and if it even matters.

In Rocking Ordinary author Lea Ann Garfias talks frankly, but in a humorous way, about real life, ministry failures, and the depressing side of Christian womanhood. Whether you feel capable or not, you are already changing lives. This fun-filled book is for Christian women in their 20s, 30s, or 40s who may or may not have children, may or may not be tired, and may or may not be addicted to coffee.

Kids and Technology

How does technology really affect our kids and their brains. What does research have to say about the long term complications of too much screen time and the correlation between decreased focus ? We'll also discuss ways to have a balance between keeping up with the benefits of technology but not allowing it to run your lives.

Nutrition - finding a healthy balance in our busy lives

Are you constantly running here and there and can't find the time for healthy meals or snacks? We have some simple solutions for you and your family! Led by our own in-house nutrition expert Cindy Cochran! We will talk about tips for changing unhealthy habits, simple ways to slip in nutrition, snack and meal suggestions, and even some samples of some super healthy and easy home-made snacks! Help your family feel better and sleep by integrating a few healthy changes.

Special Events

Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Help your children heal from the pain of divorce

Are your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly and are designed for children ages 5-12.

Corks and Crafts

Back by popular demand! Check out their website to see what you might be interested in making and let us know your thoughts on what crafts interest you the most!

Introducing "Bright & Fit" with Fitness Blender

No reason to race to the YMCA to make that 9 am fitness class, join other parents as we get our sweat on! Lead by one the fastest growing fitness websites in the world, Fitness Blender. With a wide variety of workouts and fitness levels, there is something for everyone! Stay tuned for details next year! Check out fitness blender's website to get a jump start this summer!