REAL COMMUNITIES TALK

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REAL COMMUNITIES TALK

February 23 12:30-3:30pm
FREE PUBLIC EVENT

9685 Harvest Hills Blvd

Childcare provided
Talks are geared toward youth and adults

12:30-1pm refreshments and information station

1-2pm “What Does Every Child Need? A Parent Who Will Let Them Fail to Succeed”, Dr. Kelly Schwartz, Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology, U of C

Raising healthy, happy children is the goal of every parent, and yet it seems like the world in which our kids are growing up is more dangerous and unpredictable than ever. As a result, parents are hesitant to give kids opportunities to practice adaptive decision-making and coping skills needed to develop competence, confidence, and self-control. Even though children are safer than ever before in history, some best-intentioned parents are bubblewrapping their kids, leading to a generation of anxious, entitled, and overprotected youth. This session will introduce parents and professionals to evidence and practice that encourages us to provide children with opportunities for failure, for independent play and exploration, and for responsible risk-taking.


12:30-1pm refreshments and information station


2:30-3:30pm “Hope and Mental Wellness”, Ricki Hendrickson, Peer Support Worker

An optimistic conversation on:

How mental wellness skills are critical for caregivers, individuals with illness, and everyone else

How self-management, respect and empowerment can lead to mental strength and resilience

How cultivating effective self-care tool-kits is essential

How living a purposeful life with mental illness is possible with hope, connection and faith in recovery

Register at:  https://bit.ly/2FLelwC

How to Read the Bible series Nov 4-Jan 20

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The How to Read the Bible series walks through each literary style found in the Bible, and how each uniquely contributes to the overall whole. While the Bible is one unified story, it cannot all be read in the same way, as each literary style lives by its own rules and structure; this we will explore in detail in each video. The Bible can be broken into several categories of writing. Approximately 43% of the Bible is made up of narrative, from historical narrative to parables. Roughly 33% of the Bible is poetry, including songs; reflective poetry; and passionate, politically resistant poetry of the prophets. The remaining 24% of the Bible is prose discourse, including laws, sermons, letters, and even one essay. The Bible is an ancient Jewish collection of sacred literature made up of many different literary styles. Each biblical book uses, to a varying degree, a combination of all the literary styles to make its unique contribution to the story of the Bible. This series should help you understand what the Bible is, and the story it tells. But, perhaps even more importantly, it will teach you how to read it for yourself in light of the various literary styles that make each section of the Bible unique in its own way. By the end of this series, you will be familiar with every part of the Bible and how it uses language to communicate who God is, who we are, and the big, redemptive story that we are all living. The Bible Project, https://thebibleproject.com/explore/how-to-read-the-bible/

New Church Management and Online Giving Platform

We are very excited for the launch of our new church management program, ChurchSuite, and all of it's many applications! Moving forward this will be the location of our online giving. The last automated withdrawals from our current online donations system will end on December 31st. To continue with recurring giving, please register at the new site by January 1st. 

In addition to online giving, anyone in the congregation can sign into a My ChurchSuite page to manage and update to your own personal information and privacy settings, your family information, see and sign up for upcoming events, join missional community groups, and more. Any information you select to share will be visible to other Skyview Community Church users only. If you would like to access My ChurchSuite, please reply to request an invite! 

See here for full details!