Parenting as a Spiritual Journey, beginning Oct 6

If you are free after the Family Service and before you pick up your children after Sunday school, young parents are invited to join Linda Ashe-Ford in the Library for a discussion and sharing of this topic, which is based loosely on a book of the same title by Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer.  Dr. Fuchs-Kreimer is the Director of the Multifaith Studies Program and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.  The orientation of the book is to invite parents to consider how they can communicate moral values and mark sacred time with their children.  Coffee, tea, and simple snacks will be available for this adult time together in an informal setting.

It is sometimes difficult to identify a spiritual component to parenting on a day that begins with rushing children out the door for childcare or school and ends with flopping into bed exhausted from another hectic day.  For a job that is both ordinary and extraordinary, how can you re-envision your role as a parent to make it more spiritually fulfilling for you and your child? Through sharing and conversation, learn to discover the spiritual journey you take every day with your kids.

Linda is an experienced parent, grandparent, Godmother, and professional teacher of young children, and she is particularly gifted at facilitating conversations.  This will be a time of sharing and learning from one another.  There will be no preparation work required, because Linda will take responsibility for all of that.

When:  Six Sundays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Facilitator:  Linda Ashe-Ford