MFUMC Hosts Program to Help Families Get Back Together
-by Cheryl Briscoe
It's a first for Marietta First United Methodist Church! MFUMC and the Cobb County Juvenile Court are providing a special program called Strengthening Families. The program is offered to families who are being served by the court due to problems with drugs, alcohol, or other at-risk behaviors. The program starts Thursday night, June 16th.
Personal Friendship Provides Foundation for Ministry
Throughout the years of our friendship, I have heard about the unique and successful Reconnecting Families programs put in place under the leadership of Judge Juanita Stedman at the Juvenile Court. When a small group of us heard about the new offering, Strengthening Families program, it just seemed right for our church to host this program because of our faith, our focus on families, and our mission to help our community. These families have children who have taken steps in the wrong direction and the idea is for the court to provide therapy to the whole family to strengthen them to make good decisions now and in the future.
A Meal and Hospitality a Big Part of Bringing Families Back Together
The families will gather to eat together as a family (our gift to them), break out for court directed therapy sessions by age groups, and return as a whole group for an activity.
Please consider providing meals and/or childcare on any Thursday night this summer starting June 16 through August 4! This is our opportunity to strengthen the families in our community.
MFUMC member Cheryl Briscoe is passionate about families, friendship, and ministry. You are invited to contact her at today!