McManus/Marriage Savers Schedule - 12/03
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Wed Dec 3 15:47:18 EST 2003
subject: McManus/Marriage Savers Schedule - 12/03
from: Smart Marriages[R]
In the story about Delray Beach considering a Community Marriage Policy,
someone told the reporter that there are only four divorces in Florida for
every 5 in the United States. I'm sorry to say that is in error. According
to 2001 data, Florida's divorce rate is 5.4 divorces per 1,000 people
compared to a U.S. figure of 4/1,000. That's 35% HIGHER than the U.S. rate.
However, we are pleased to be working with the clergy of that city to create
Florida's 9th Community Marriage Policy. As an upcoming report from the
Institute for Research and Evaluation will document, Marriage Savers has
helped houses of worship push down the divorce rate of more than 100 cities
to date, seven of which are down 48% or more.
Mike McManus, President
MARRIAGE SAVERS UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Readers are invited to attend all events, however, the schedule is subject
to change. Call the contact person for the latest info on place, time and
Dec. 3: Leesburg, VA: Mike McManus will speak to Loudoun County, VA clergy
about the possibility of creating a Community Marriage Policy at 11 a.m. at
the Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, VA. Call Jack Stagman, 540 338-0409
Dec. 15-16: Salt Lake City: Mike McManus will meet with leaders of the
Institute for Research and Evaluation, which has conducted a two-year study
of Community Marriage Policies, to measure their impact, reviewing the final
report. Call Doug Le Sheminant, 801 240-1000.
Jan. 30-31, 2004: Northern Georgia: Mike & Harriet McManus will participate
in the signing of two Community Marriage Policies, first in Cartersville, GA
at 10 a.m. and then a re-signing of the Dalton, GA CMP at 1 p.m. We will
then train both pastors and Mentor Couples from both cities Friday night and
all day Saturday. Call Kathy Schleier 706 278-4442.
Feb. 6-7: Farmington, NM: At the beginning of Marriage Week, Mike & Harriet
will participate in the signing of the Farmington Community Marriage Policy
at 1 p.m. and will train Mentor Couples and clergy on Friday night from
6:30-10 p.m. and from 8:30-4:30 on Saturday. On Sunday morning Mike will
preach at St. John's Episcopal Church at 8 and 10:30 services. Call Ron
Price, 505 324-6328.
February 13-14: Waldorf, MD: On Valentines Weekend, Mike & Harriet will
conduct a Marriage Enrichment weekend for couples from many churches in
Charles County, MD. from 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 3:30 on Saturday.
Later in the spring, Marriage Savers will help create a CMP in this
Feb. 20-21: Dallas, TX: Mike & Harriet will return to America's 8th largest
city to train couples from many churches to be Mentor Couples from 6:30 to
10 p.m. on Fri and from 8:30 to 4:30 Sat. About 100 Dallas clergy signed a
CMP in 1997, but this training is a precursor to the re-signing of the
Dallas CMP, with many new and additional clergy during the Smart Marriages
conference this summer. Call Cosette Bowles, 214 274-4828.
March 12-13: Louisville: Mike & Harriet will train Mentor Couples and clergy
at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Louisville.
March 26-27: Winston-Salem: Mike & Harriet will train Mentor Couples and
clergy from many churches Fri night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and from 8:30 to
4:30 Sat. Call Deane Grossclose 336 759-8012. There will also be a signing
of a CMP in a nearby community. Call Jim Baldwin, 336 994-2461.
April 16-17: Coldwater, MI: Mike & Harriet will participate in the signing
of a Branch County Marriage Policy at 1 p.m. on Friday and will train Mentor
Couples and clergy from the area but also from two nearby CMP cities,
Sturgis and Adrian, the latter of which was organized by Judge James
Sheridan. The training will be Friday night and Saturday at usual times.
Call Pastor Jim Erwin, 517 238-8918.
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