MRS North Dakota!/Congress/Too LATE TO?/McManus Schedule - 4/17/02
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Wed Apr 17 14:48:28 EDT 2002
subject: MRS North Dakota!/Congress/Too LATE TO?/McManus Schedule - 4/17/02
from: Smart Marriages
Congress is marking up the Welfare Bill tomorrow, Thursday April 18, to
include the Bush Marriage Initiative. Watch the news to see how it goes.
We know that CNN will do a piece sometime between 10am and 1pm on the
Oklahoma Marriage Initiative - airing it tomorrow because of the
legislation, so I'm sure many stations/newspapers will do Marriage
Initiative coverage. - diane
MRS NORTH DAKOTA:
Stacey Majkrzak is running for Mrs North Dakota on a platform of "Marriage
Matters!" Smart Marriages is a big supporter and we urge anyone who is in
driving distance to attend the pageant being held in the West Fargo High
School Theatre on April 20th at 7pm. I've talked to her and seen her photo
and I'm convinced she'll win and that she'll go on to the national pagent,
but it would be wonderful if anyone in the region could go and support and
cheer her on. You can reach her at 701-367-4970 or at smajkrzak at yahoo.com
I've had inquiries this week asking if it's too late to:
Get my first choice of workshops/institutes at Smart Marriages?
Nominate commercials for the 2002 Smart Marriages Impact Awards?
Invite my legislator/mayor to attend the Smart Marriages conference as a
guest of the conference?
Reserve an exhibit table at the Smart Marriages conference?
Send resources for the HHS/ACF Marriage Education Resource Library?
Find a roommate for the conference to split room costs?
it's not too late for any of these:
Although some of the sessions are getting full, so far nothing is closed out
and you should be fine if you register by May 10th.
We've got some great commercials in the running for the Impact Awards, but
would like your ideas about additional nominees. Send us a brief
description and the company/brand name. So far strong contenders are Dannon
Yogurt, JC Penny, and McDonalds. We'll present the awards at the Friday
night banquet and you'll get to see videos of the winners.
Elected officials and their spouse and/or staffers can attend the full
conference including institutes as our guests. Have them contact me and
I'll get them a registration packet.
Email for an application. Exhibits are $550.
The Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services has
asked me to collect samples of marriage education programs and resources.
You can still send them to CMFCE, 5310 Belt Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20015.
Send an email w/ your contact info and your arrival and departure dates and
we'll match you up.
Marriage Savers Schedule:
Readers are invited to attend any of the following events. However,
scheduled events are subject to change. Please call the contact person
listed below to confirm all info before planning to attend. If no contact
person listed, call Marriage Savers at 301-469-5870.
April 19-20: Madison, WI clergy will sign a Community Marriage Policy with
Mike & Harriet McManus and Larry Ballard as speakers. Training for pastors
and Marriage Mentors in how to create a Marriage Savers Congregation with
Larry Ballard. Contact Beverly Hartberg, Office of Family Ministry, (608
May 2: Wausau, WI: Mike will speak on the National Day of Prayer to a group
gathered by Wausau clergy.
May 9: Port Charlotte, FL: Del Palmer will present an overview of Marriage
Savers to clergy along with Bob Matheson who helped organize the Naples CMP.
May 10 & 17: Melbourne Beach: Del Palmer will train couples in premarital
preparation at Trinity Church. Call Del at 321 726-8822.
May 24-5: Minden, LA: Del Palmer will help launch the Minden CMP and will
train pastors and Mentor Couples that weekend.
June 6, Kansas City, MO: In a meeting organized by our Urban Ministries
Director, Pastor LeRoy Sullivan, Mike McManus will speak to clergy in Kansas
City, Missouri about joining a CMP originally signed by Kansas City, KS area
clergy in 1996. Call Pastor Sullivan at 913 371- 5433 or 816 803-6771.
June 7-8, Crawfordsville, IN: Del Palmer will speak at the signing of a
Crawsfordsville Community Marriage Policy and will train Mentor Couples and
pastors Friday and Saturday. Call Pastor Michael Stewart: 765 362-8147.
June 21-22, Dyer, IN: Larry Ballard will speak at a signing of a Community
Marriage Policy and will then train pastors and Mentor Couples on Friday
night and all day Saturday. Call Susan Zencka, 219 865-8660
July 10-11: Arlington, VA: Next National Training to Create a Marriage
Savers Congregation will be held as a preconference of the Smart Marriages
Conference, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. The leaders are people who
have either created a Marriage Savers Church that has virtually eliminated
divorce, or who have pioneered a major national ministry, such as Mike and
Harriet McManus, whose premarital preparation has been picked up by hundreds
of churches; David and Claudia Arp, creators of "Ten Great Dates;" Joe &
Micelle Williams, "Reconciling God's Way," Dick and Betty Dunn, "Stepfamily
Support Groups." See http://www.smartmarriages.com
Sept. 20-21: Kearney, NE: Clergy will sign a CMP with Del Palmer, who will
also lead Mentor Couple training that weekend. Call Del at 321- 726-8822.
Sept. 27-28: Houston, TX: Mike and Harriet will participate in the signing
of a West Houston Community Marriage Policy and in the training of Mentor
Couples and clergy on Friday night and Saturday. Call Pastor Jones, 713
458-4772, or 281 682-7762.
Oct. 11-12: Louisville, KY: Mike and Harriet will return to Louisville,
which signed a CMP in 1996, for a resigning with more pastors and for a
training Friday night and Saturday. Contact our Kentucky Chairs, Gary &
Sherry Hendricks, 502 361-2155.
Nov 8-9: Reading, PA: Mike and Harriet will return to Reading, PA which
signed a CMP in 1997, for a resigning and to train pastors and Mentor
Couples Friday night and Saturday. Call Rev. Calvin Kurtz, of the
Reading/Berks Council of Churches 610 375-6108.
Nov. 15-16: Sioux Falls, SD: Five years after 60 pastors signed a CMP Mike &
Harriet are being invited back for a re-signing of a Sioux Empire Community
Marriage Policy and for training of Mentor Couples and pastors by Tami &
Tony Trussell, the original organizers (605 334-6547).
These cities have had signings and trainings postponed from the spring to
the fall. Exact dates have not yet been set:
Palatka, FL clergy will sign a Community Marriage Policy (exact date has not
been set), with Southern Regional Director Del Palmer. He will then train
clergy and Mentor Couples Friday night and all day Saturday. Call Del for
details at 321 726-8822.
Ruston, LA clergy will sign a Community Marriage Policy with Del Palmer as
speaker. He will train pastors and Mentor Couples in the five interventions
offered by Marriage Saver Congregations Friday night and all day Saturday.
Call Rev. Robert Dalton 318 251-1799.
Kokomo, IN: Midwest Regional Director Larry Ballard will hold a Mentor
Couple training in every stage of the marital life cycle. Contact Sabrina
Edwards: 765-236-0228. Kokomo was one of the first cities where clergy
signed a CMP in 1989.
Marriage Savers 301 469-5873 Web: marriagesavers.org
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