Sep
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Understanding and Coping with Depression

Bob and Helga Edwards plan to take an in-depth look at depression, and share information about coping--to help those who struggle, and their loved ones.

Bob and Helga have been married since 1988 and have been Public Speakers and Counsellors since 1996. Both have Bachelor’s degrees in Religious Education and Social Development Studies, and Master’s degrees in Social Work. They plan to speak from their professional training and to include some helpful biblical principles in their presentation.

This event will be held at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church in Waterloo, 245 Lexington Rd, on Monday, September 25th, 7 to 9 p.m.. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering.

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Jul
24
to Jul 28

Women's Equality Support Group

Helga and Bob Edwards will be co-leading an education and peer-support group for women, based on the second half of “The Equality Workbook: Freedom in Christ from the Oppression of Patriarchy.”  Their hope is to help women discover that they do indeed bear the image of God, that they are loved and valued, and that in Christ they are called to function according to their gifts, not according to stereotypical gender roles.

Location: Hope Fellowship Church, 25 Benjamin Road, The St. Jacobs Outlet Mall, 2nd Floor, Waterloo, ON N2V 2G8 (approximately one hour west of Toronto)

Dates: Monday July 24th to Friday July 28th, 2017

Times: Morning Sessions: 10am – 12 pm, Afternoon Sessions: 1:30-3:00pm, 3:30-5:00pm

On Thursday, there will be only one session from 3:30-5:00pm so people can enjoy the famous St. Jacob's Farmer's Market and other attractions in the area. (The market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.)

Planned session topics include: Recovering from Shame Messages, The Grief Process, Freedom from Codependence, Setting Healthy Boundaries, Rebuilding Self-Esteem, Stress-Management, etc.

The group will include a brief overview of the first half of “The Equality Workbook,” explaining how Christianity became confused with patriarchy (the rule of men), and how this cultural bias has influenced both Bible translation and commentary.

Before attending the group, people may find it helpful to read the first half of "The Equality Workbook" available here in Canada, and here in the United States, or take the Online Course, which is based on the first half of the book. There will be a limited number of workbooks available to purchase for $20.00 on the first day of the group.

This is a support group (education and peer-support); it is not psychotherapy.

Cost: Please feel free to donate as you are able.  You can donate online through Eventbrite, or at the door prior to the first group session.

Accommodations: The following hotels are adjacent to the church: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Courtyard by Marriot.

Food: There is a Food Court in the outlet mall, and there are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the church.

Attractions: The famous St. Jacob’s Farmer's Market is across the street, with an old-fashioned train available to take passengers on a 15 minute train ride to the picturesque Village of St. Jacob's, which has lovely shops and places to eat.

Registration: Eventbrite or contact Bob and Helga by email: bobandhelga@golden.net.

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Jun
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Overcoming Hurts from the Past

Information to help those who struggle with past hurts, and for their loved ones.  Learn how to cope with intrusive thoughts and overwhelming feelings.  Learn trigger-management and healthy self-care.

Bob and Helga have been married since 1988 and have been Public Speakers and Therapists since 1996. Both have Bachelors’ degrees in Religious Education and Social Development Studies, and Masters’ degrees in Social Work. They plan to speak from their professional training and to include some helpful biblical principles in their presentation.

This is an information session; those in attendance will not be required to share any personal information.

This event will be held at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (in the chapel), 245 Lexington Rd. Waterloo, on Tuesday June 20th, from 7-9 p.m.. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering.

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Apr
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Addiction and Recovery

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Many people struggle with being caught in the grip of an addictive cycle. Addiction can be related to many different types of behaviour (e.g. substance use, eating, sex, internet, social media, etc.). Bob and Helga Edwards plan to present information about how to understand and recover from addiction, as well as how to support others who struggle.

Bob and Helga have been married since 1988 and have been Public Speakers and Therapists since 1996. Both have Bachelors’ degrees in Religious Education and Social Development Studies, and Masters’ degrees in Social Work. They plan to speak from their professional training and to include some helpful biblical principles in their presentation.

This is an information session; those in attendance will not be required to share any personal information.

This event will be held at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (in the chapel), 245 Lexington Rd. Waterloo, on Tuesday April 25th, from 7-9 p.m.. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering.

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Dec
22
8:00am 8:00am

Workbook Release

Helga and Bob have completed writing "The Equality Workbook: Freedom in Christ from the Oppression of Patriarchy."  In the new year, they plan to begin offering workshops to share material from the new workbook.  Please feel free to contact them if you would like them to present this information to your group or organization.

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