A service of Bethany Christian Services in partnership with the Michigan Department of Human Services.

Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Mon
Gladwin County Connecting Families @ Beaverton Church of the Nazarene
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This group meets the third Monday of every month, unless of a holiday falling on the third Monday. Please RSVP for group. Refreshments and child care provided with RSVP.

Aug
24
Thu
Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Training @ Faith Reformed Church, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

RSVP required within 24 hours of the trainings. The Trust-Based Relational Intervention® training is being offered twice this month. On August 10, the topic is “Correcting”, and on August 24, the topic is “Playful Interaction”. Both will take place at Faith Reformed Church, in the Intersection Building. Dinner and childcare are provided.

Aug
25
Fri
Adoptive Family Play Group @ Zeeland Splash Pad, Zeeland, Ottawa County
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RSVP required. In partnership with Mosaic Foster Adoptive Ministry. If weather is at all questionable, please check PARC’s Facebook page earlier in the day to see if the event is still on.

Aug
28
Mon
Adoptive Mom’s Night Out @ Texas Roadhouse, Grandville, Kent County
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

RSVP required.

Sep
14
Thu
Coffee & Conversation @ Koffee Kuppe, Fremont, Newaygo County
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

RSVP required. Moms and Dads, come connect with area adoptive parents. Enjoy a cup of coffee – our treat! We will be meeting in the seating area in the back of the restaurant.

Sep
18
Mon
Gladwin County Connecting Families @ Beaverton Church of the Nazarene
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This group meets the third Monday of every month, unless of a holiday falling on the third Monday. Please RSVP for group. Refreshments and child care provided with RSVP.

Parenting Traumatized Children @ Beaverton Church of the Nazarene, Beaverton, Gladwin County
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

RSVP required. Community Mental Health for Central Michigan staff will present information and tips on parenting traumatized children. Childcare provided with RSVP.

Sep
19
Tue
Coffee & Conversation @ Biggby Coffee, Ludington, Mason County
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

RSVP required. Moms and Dads, come connect with area parents. Enjoy a cup of coffee – our treat!

CHADD Parent Support Group @ Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Kent County
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Parent/Caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesdays of each month, except in December due to the holidays. The group meets downstairs at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 3215 4 Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, at the corner of E. Beltline and 4 Mile Rd.

Sep
22
Fri
Coffee & Conversation @ Biggby Coffee, Big Rapids, Mecosta County
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

RSVP required. Moms and Dads, come connect with area parents. Enjoy a cup of coffee – our treat!

Sep
23
Sat
Kiwanis Parenting Expo @ Lake Michigan College, South Haven Campus, Van Buren County
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Haven’s Parent Steering Committee along with the Kiwanis Club of South Haven is excited to be able to offer a Parenting Expo to help support parents as they struggle with the many challenges of raising children during these changing times. Three sessions of presentations will be offered, in addition to the initial gathering. The Key Note speech presentation will be given by Dr. Jim Henry. Topics throughout the day will include:

~Child Safety   ~Childhood trauma    ~Talking to children about sex    ~Bullying prevention

~Conscious discipline   ~Getting children to try new foods    ~Social media/internet saftey

~Money management     ~The importance of reading to children    ~Suicide Prevention

~Families and nature    ~The importance of play in learning

The event will start at 9:00am and end at 3:00pm. Café Julia will provide lunch of cold cuts, salad, fruit, cookies, condiments and coffee/drinks for those people who can attend. Day Care is provided for children up to the age of 11. There are limited spots for child care. Lunch and a healthy snack will be provided for the children enrolled in childcare for the day.

Registration required: https://www.freshtix.com/events/kiwanis-parenting-expo

Oct
5
Thu
Fremont Harvest Festival @ Fremont, Newaygo County
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 11:00 pm

Fremont area families, check out all the fun activities planned at the Harvest Festival. It is sure to be a great weekend!

Oct
16
Mon
Gladwin County Connecting Families @ Beaverton Church of the Nazarene
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This group meets the third Monday of every month, unless of a holiday falling on the third Monday. Please RSVP for group. Refreshments and child care provided with RSVP.

Oct
17
Tue
CHADD Parent Support Group @ Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Kent County
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Parent/Caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesdays of each month, except in December due to the holidays. The group meets downstairs at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 3215 4 Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, at the corner of E. Beltline and 4 Mile Rd.

Nov
20
Mon
Gladwin County Connecting Families @ Beaverton Church of the Nazarene
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This group meets the third Monday of every month, unless of a holiday falling on the third Monday. Please RSVP for group. Refreshments and child care provided with RSVP.