The Marriage Course

Generations

A fun, romantic ‘date night with a difference’ and an opportunity to strengthen and grow your relationship…

We have run The Marriage Course for several years and many couples can testify to the positive impact it’s had on their relationship. It’s run over seven consecutive weeks and has proven helpful for newly married couples and for couples who have been together for 40 years. It includes:

  • a romantic, candlelit atmosphere with delicious cakes, coffee and tea, wine and soft drinks
  • practical, informative and fun talks via DVD
  • helpful exercises for you and your partner to complete – there is absolutely no group work!
  • the opportunity to invest in your relationship, supporting and encouraging each other.

David & Kate Buxton will be running the next course running in February/March 2019. If you would like to find out more, please come to our upcoming Marriage Course Intro Evening on Tuesday 29 January.

See the links for more information about the course content.

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The Parenting Courses

Someone once quipped that parenting is the only job you can never get trained for – you can read all the manuals, attend all the how-to sessions, but when it comes to actually looking after your own child, we’re all learners.

To care for, nurture and raise another human being is a wonderful privilege and a profound experience. As a church our desire is to encourage and equip parents to be the best they can be and to model faith to their children in real and effective ways. We offer two Parenting Courses to help with this:

- [The Parenting Children Course](http://www.marriageandparenting.org.au/tpcc/) (for parents of 1-10 year olds), and

- [The Parenting Teenagers Course](http://www.marriageandparenting.org.au/tptc/) (for parents of 11-18 year olds)

Both courses run for 5 weeks and are for all parents/carers whether parenting on their own, as step-parents or as a couple. Each course includes informative and fun practical talks with film clips, street interviews and advice from parenting experts as well as small group discussions with parents at a similar stage.

Our next [Parenting Children Course](https://www.corouniting.org/events/the-parenting-children-course) will run on 5 Saturday evenings starting 1 June. Find out more and register on our [event](https://www.corouniting.org/events/the-parenting-children-course).

Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more. Course costs are $35 per person ($70 per couple) and include course material and delicious supper.

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Kids on Sundays

Children and their families are an integral part of our life together as the family of God here at Coro. As an intergenerational church community, we place value on children worshipping together with the whole church family, also understanding the need for kids to have opportunities to learn and engage with the Bible in ways that are designed specifically for the different stages of their development.

On Sunday mornings our children spend the first half hour or so together with their families in worship. There is an area set aside for very young children with some quiet toys and books, however we encourage parents to help their children engage with the service by explaining to them what is happening and encouraging them to participate.

After around half an hour, the children move out to different programs that are designed to stimulate, encourage and enable each child to grow in their own faith journey and in their relationships with their peers. We have five different programs that we run most weeks:

- LPC (ages 0-3) is a free-play session for our very young ones

- Kindy Kids (ages 3-5) is a more structured program with story, craft and free time

- KBG (R-Yr6) has large group and small group times with teaching, memory verses, creative and fun activities and times of prayer.

- Bounce (Yrs7-10) learn through discussion, video clips, and games – always with plenty of food on offer!

See the tabs below for more information.

Note: The safety of the children in our care is paramount. Children are signed in and out of programs with all our helpers holding valid Working with Children Checks and key leaders having undergone Child-Safe Environments and First Aid training in line with the Uniting Church Child Safe Policy.

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