Upcoming Events › Ann Arbor
April 11, 2015
Natural Family Planning Classes
Discover a natural way to postpone or achieve pregnancy…
The art of Natural Family Planning is based on an awareness of a woman’s fertility. It is medically safe, 99% effective, very low cost, often has a positive effect on the couple’s marriage, and is morally acceptable.
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) invites engaged and married couples of all ages to learn the sympto-thermal method (STM) of Natural Family Planning (NFP). This series of three classes will be held on April 11, May 9 and June 6 (Saturdays from 9 a.m.-Noon) at St. Anthony Parish in Belleville. The $140 course fee (plus s & h) includes a complete set of materials and a one-year membership.
Register for this class series or search other classes available throughout the year in various metro Detroit locations at www.ccli.org. Please register online at least one week prior to class start date in order to receive your class materials. If that is not possible, contact the teaching couple, Rachel and Chip Faitel, at 734-697-2988.
Questions? Contact the Detroit Metro chapter of the Couple to Couple League at [email protected] or (313) 451-4NFP.
A Home Study course and virtual classes are also available; visit www.ccli.org.
May 1, 2015
ST. MARY’S RETREAT HOUSE – MICHIGAN
Details: Make 2015 a Game Changer! Discover your God-given mission and make a positive difference in your life and in the lives of others. Learn life-changing skills: build confidence, leadership abilities and a positive attitude. Presented by The Christophers – inspiring people for 70 years! St. Mary’s Retreat House, 775 West Drahner Rd. Oxford, 48371. Cost: $165 per person (incls. meals, lodging & course materials). Scholarships available. Call local coordinator, Gloria Henry, 248-425-2627.
www.christophers.org/leadership. “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”
March 28, 2015
Theology of the Body day with Dr. Janet Smith. 8am Mass. Registration 8:45-9:15 with continental breakfast provided. Dr. Janet Smith will give a presentation on Theology of the Body and Theology of the Body and the Eucharist. Lunch is provided as well as vendors. The day will end with Holy Hour from 2:30-3:30.
Recommended for mature high school aged youth through adult.
April 13, 2015
We will visit Niagara on the Lake/Mt. Carmel Spiritual Center/Niagara Falls, ON: Our Lady of Victory Shrine NY; St. Marianne Cope Shrine/NY; National Shrine of the Divine Mercy/MA; Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B.; Fr. Jacques Daley, O.S.B. St. Vincent’s Archabbey/PA Wine Tour and Tastings in Niagara on the Lake. Fr. Lee Acervo – Spiritual Director
Call Carmen: 313.565.8888 179 www.stscentral.net Barbara Middleton – Tour Director April 13 – 18, 2015
April 11, 2015
Plan to attend Beyond the Upper Room Seminar and deepen your spiritual life by growing in holiness. The seminar offers talks and workshops for personal reflection on topics of the spiritual life. There will be time for personal prayer for the release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It will also empower you for discipleship to make Jesus known.
The seminar will be on Saturday, April 11, 2015, starting with registration at 8:15am in the church. There will be Mass at 9:00am. The seminar runs from 10:00am-5:30pm. The cost is $15 that includes continental breakfast and lunch. (Scholarships available).
Christ the King is located at 400 Ave Maria Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For information or registration please call Kathy at 734-330-4255 or [email protected] The registration form is also on the church website at www.ctkcc.net
The Girls of Grace Presents “Thy Kingdom Come” Featuring, Dance, Drama,Testimonies aemple nd Media Presentatons.
Saginaw Temple Theatre
April 12, 2015
The Girls of Grace Dance Ministry Presents “Thy Kingdom Come” Featuring Dance, Drama, Testimonies and Media Presentations.
May 28, 2015
Please come and join us for our 31st Annual Spring Fund Raiser, which will be held at the San Marino Club, located at 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI. Our keynote speaker will be Rebecca Hamilton, 18 year member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Rebecca is a former pro-abortion activist, who is now Pro-Life! She is an advocate for human rights, believing that government must support and defend the sanctity of all human life, from conception till natural death. Our Master of Ceremonies will be Ed Rivit, Legislative Director for Right to Life of Michigan.
Please call Peter Riccardo @ (248) 202-4903 for further information about the event.
April 26, 2015
The Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides, runs and walks with opportunities to participate at various fitness levels, including rides from 10K to 100K, and 5 and 10 K runs/walks. Routes are along scenic, country roads and through a local Metro park. There will be five rest stops positioned along the routes, with restroom facilities, drinks, snacks and first aid. SAG support will offer participants assistance on all routes. All rides, jogs, and walks start and end at Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. The event is supported by Team MANA, a cycling team of nurse anesthetists in Michigan who fundraise though biking. This event has been officially endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.
Registration prior to the early deadline includes a Ride for Recovery T-shirt. There will be light breakfast snacks from 7:00 to 9:30, and a “Recovery Celebration” lunch with hot food from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Families of participants and others who do not participate in a ride/run/walk event can have a tour of the 63 acre working farm, visit the farm animals and have lunch and snacks for a $5.00 fee.
In addition to a fun fitness event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Founded in 1973, Dawn Farm provides effective, compassionate and hope-filled professional care to members of our community who struggle with alcohol/other drug problems. Dawn Farm’s continuum of services includes residential treatment, detoxification services, outpatient treatment, transitional housing, and community outreach programs that meet people with addictions where they are, whether in the mainstream of society, on the streets or in jail. Dawn Farm is committed to helping people find recovery, regardless of their ability to pay. Community support for events like the Ride for Recovery helps to keep these vital services available for those who need them most!
April 21, 2015
“Intervention” will be presented on Tuesday April 21, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay; Intervention specialists, chemical dependency therapists and trainers, and best-selling authors of “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” and other books. Intervention can be a highly effective technique for initiating the recovery process in individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Through the intervention process, people who care can learn how to use love and honesty to break through the denial that keeps a person with addiction locked in the downward spiral of his/her disease and create a moment of clarity that allows a person with addiction to accept help. This program will describe how the “Love First” process of Intervention can help chemically dependent people find recovery. Key elements of the “Love First” intervention model developed by Jeff and Debra Jay will be discussed. This program by dynamic, highly experienced speakers will bring PRACTICAL INFORMATION, HELP and HOPE to anyone who cares about a chemically dependent person, and to anyone who wants to learn more about the intervention process. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Mark Albulov LLMSW, Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or [email protected], or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.