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A Family Christmas Eve Morning Celebration

A Christmas EveFamily Celebration (Everyone is welcome!!!)

Date: December 24

Time: 10:00 am

Place: First UnitedMethodist Church (420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs)

You are invited to a Family Christmas Eve Celebration at10:00 am! This year the children will see the play, The Lonely Little Star and be assured that when darkness comes,God’s light always shines! It is a beautiful play written by Leanne and willbring hope and comfort to all of you…especially to those of you have experiencedpain or loss during the past year.

 Following the play, there will also be a WONDERFULpresentation about stars and how they are made … and, or course, homemadeChristmas cookies!


Plan to join us for this meaningful and fun morning!



First Steps Certification Course (a three evening session)
Early 2014 ... Date to be announced!
First UMC, Colorado Springs, CO

For more information and to register: Contact Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley at 719/884-2466 or at

The Certification Course is designed by Rev. Leanne Hadley using the skills and techniques used at First Steps with hurting children and teens. We hope you will plan to join us this fall!

PLEASE NOTE: First Steps has been offering this class for the past 10 years and it has morphed and changed over the years! If you took the class over 4 years ago, you might want to take it again and learn the new and improved information!

One of the highlights of this course will include anopportunity to be part of our firstmentoring/consulting program so that when you return home and beginimplementing the program you will have the support and one-on-one consultationyou need.

 Topics Covered are:

     Holy Listening: The key to a Child and Teen Spirituality

     Understanding and developing the Spiritual Life of Children and Teens

      Helping Children and Teens Connect to Holy Scripture

      Helping Children and teens During Times of Grief, Divorce, and Crisis

        Working With Special Needs Kids

        Taking Our Learnings Into The World

The course is perfect for Christian Educators, pastors,teachers, nurses, chaplains, parents and grand parents.

Cost of the program is $250.00 and includes all materialsneeded. Each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion.

For those of you coming from out of town, we will be happy to assist you with recommendations for hotels in the downtown area.