August 18 update: With the increased rate of cases of the Delta variant, we are asking all congregants to mask while in the building for worship or other meetings. We hope to see you in-person at worship on Sunday and under the tent for fellowship after the service.

Parents

We know that Sunday school teachers, pastors and youth leaders get all the glory when it comes to being the go-to people for faith formation of our youth. However, the reality is that YOU are the most important person in your children's faith development! From birth through adolescence (even though they may not admit it!), your kids are looking to you to make sense of this world and figure out who they are. We want to empower you, as your family's primary source faith formation, to actively nurture your children's relationship with their Creator. We provide many resources to help you on your Christian journey, including:

  • Parent classes throughout the year, led by professors, pastors, faith leaders and parents to help give Christian parents important tools, guidance and support.
  • Parent blog to deliver ongoing messages of encouragement, ideas, actionable advice and support.
  • Sunday School summaries that provide information regarding what your teen has been learning in middle school or high school Sunday School. Use these documents to continue faith discussions at home.
  • Some thoughts on Why is faith important to families?
  • Parent events to bring everyone together once in awhile for informative discussions or just get to know and support each other.
  • Links to mental health resources (see sections below)
  • Links to helpful resources here at our church and in our community.

If there is more we can do to support you as a parent, please don't hesitate to reach out to Andrew or Sarah Hostetter: ahostetter@waynepres.org or shostetter@waynepres.org.

Congregational Care

The Congregational Care Committee’s goal is to assist our family of faith to live our lives more abundantly as committed and maturing disciples of Jesus, our Lord. We envision and implement programs that serve the spiritual, emotional and practical needs that confront us along life’s journey.

Some of our programs include:

  • Mental Health resources for Adults & Youth.  
  • Caregivers Support
  • Moderated Chat Room (password protected).  Click here for moderated chat room.
  • Marriage Preparation
  • PSAD (Parent Support for Anxiety and Depression) Click here for more information.
  • Walking the Mourners Path. Contact Lynne Eckman for more information.
  • Annual All - Church Retreat - Breakaway

For more information, please contact Nancy Dever at 

Mental Health resources for Adults & Youth

If you are looking for information or support regarding mental health please check out our partners' websites - you also may email us at   

  • http://mindingyourmind.org
  • https://namipamainline.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 
  • Parent Support Group: PSAD (Parent Support for Anxiety and Depression) meets weekly during the program year, and twice a month in the summer. Click here for more information.
  • Beyond the Stigma - We are grateful for the wonderful speakers on May 6 from Minding Your Mind and NAMI, PA Main Line that presented personal stories and information regarding the warning signs of anxiety, depression, stress and crisis that impact 1 in 5 teens.  Please check back in the fall of 2018 for more community wide mental health events. 

For more information, please contact Nancy Dever at nancydever@comcast.net

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