Events

Created By God Weekend

  • Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Parent Info Session - McWhirter Hall
  • Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Student Session - Room 406
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Student Session - Room 406 (Lunch Provided)
  • Saturday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Parent and Student Session - Youth Fireplace Lounge

Why participate in Created by God?
Created by God is a human sexuality workshop designed specifically for 5th & 6th grade students by the United Methodist Church. This seminar offers both you and your student the opportunity to learn, grow, and celebrate the fact that all of us have been wonderfully created by God and are called to responsible living as sexual beings. 

As you know, young persons the age of your student are growing physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially at a rapid pace, often in ways they don’t understand. This seminar provides an arena for your student to gain accurate information and proper terminology about their sexuality. It also provides an opportunity where young persons can better understand how their sexuality fits into God’s plan for human relationships. 

Participation in Created by God helps you and your student to better communicate about sexuality and other life issues now and in the future.

Our facilitator for the weekend is Mrs. Judy Norris. Judy is a retired Director of Children’s Ministries who resides in Franklin, TN. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Norris serve as Director of Pre-
school Ministries at Brentwood UMC. She has many years of experience in leading Created by God seminars in Brentwood, Franklin, and Alabama.

Helpful Information

  1. The cost is $40. Scholarships available by request. No refunds for cancellation.
  2. Registration deadline is January 21, 2015 or register online. At least 10 students needed for seminar to take place.
  3. Childcare available for younger siblings and/or 5th & 6th graders on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon. Please indicate childcare needs on the registration form.
  4. A parent or adult sponsor must attend all Parent Sessions, in order for your student to participate, even if you have a student who has previously participated in this seminar.
  5. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic and the need to build trust and comfort among the participants, all students must attend the student sessions in their entirety.

If you have questions regarding this seminar, please contact Becky Peeler, Minister of Children (bpeeler@westendumc.org).

 

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