wanted to improve the relationship with your child or teenager?
struggled with handling your child’s behaviour?
questioned if you were doing the right thing as a parent?
Triple P helps parents:
create a stable, supportive, happy family environment
teach their children the skills they need to get along with others
deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour
encourage positive behaviour
develop realistic expectations of their children and themselves
take care of themselves as parents
Get the information and support you need:
Telephone support Call HaltonParents to speak live with a Public Health Nurse for parenting information and to get advice. PHNs are available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866)
Discussion groups This group uses video and discussion to give parents ideas about how they can address specific issues in their family. These sessions are 2 hours in length and are currently available for parents of children 1-6 years.
Managing Fighting and Aggression
Developing Good Bedtime Routines
Dealing with Disobedience
Small group series This series uses discussion, telephone support and workbooks to guide families through the steps of addressing individual parenting concerns. The groups will meet for 4 or 5 weeks and then receive telephone support before one final session.
For $3 (to cover cost), you can enjoy an hour of good Christian fellowship over a breakfast of coffee, toast & eggs. Invite a neighbor… it’s a perfect time to build community and to get to know others. Feel free to join us.
Contact Jake Adema if you have any questions or if you want to help out: 905-877-4080
Men’s Breakfast runs on the second Saturday, monthly from September to June.
Fun, fast paced Boys Scout type club for boys grades 2-8.
Cadets is a fun, fast paced club which is similar to Boy Scouts in many ways, Cadets has the added dimension of being Christian. We enjoy many special events such as camp outs, pizza parties, bowling, gym nights, and the Cadet-O-Rama. The goal of Cadetting is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical and social) by providing Christian male councilors, together with a uniquely designed structure, program and materials.
There is a lot of enthusiasm on the part of young boys to begin their journey through the Cadet programs. They’ve heard their older brothers or older boys in the community talk about the camp outs, crafts, Bible lessons, and service projects, and they are READY! Junior Cadets taps this enthusiasm with a “hit the ground running” type of program. The materials are comprehensive but concise. They are designed to effectively channel the energy of boys in grades 2 – 3 (ages 7 to 8-year-olds).
Explorer – for 2nd graders
Adventurer – for 3rd graders
For boys in grades 4 – 8 (ages 9 – 13)
Here is the heart of the Cadet organization. Boys and their counselors working side by side on Bible lessons, Christian service projects, outdoor activities (camping, cycling, hiking, canoeing, and much more), and working on merit badge projects — selecting from a wide range of interests and skills.
More than 95 merit badges are offered in this program. The counselor challenges, guides, encourages, listens, and counsels the boys as an expression of God’s love.
The typical club will be made up of several small groups of about five or six boys called cadres. Each cadre will be lead by a counselor.
GEMS is a relationship building, club program created especially for girls!
Girls in grades two through eight are welcome to join. At club, they have the opportunity to participate in:
Making new friends and being part of a caring small group
Getting to know Jesus
Participating in dynamic worship
Learning actions and creative movements to songs
Studying God’s Word–the Bible, and learning how to apply it to her life
Developing important life skills through badge activities
Making crafts that encourage others
Participating in service projects that make a difference in other’s lives
Finding answers to challenges that face girls today
The purpose of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. To help foster this all-important relationship between each girl and Christ, other relationships are nurtured as well – between girls, and between girls and their counselor (leader).
Girls in clubs are organized into small groups with one leader or counselor for each group of six to eight girls. It is through these small groups, and the weekly interactions that take place in club, that faith is nurtured and developed, and long lasting friendships are made.
The ministry of GEMS Girls’ Clubs has been serving churches for over 50 years! During these years, thousands of girls’ lives have been changed forever. Today, there are over 23,000 girls who are member of GEMS Girls’ Clubs, with 5,200 women enthusiastically serving as their counselors and mentors.
The ministry is non-denominational with club participation in several different denominations and non-denominational churches and Christian organizations throughout Canada, United States and the world! Culturally relevant curriculum is developed from a reformed perspective.
The activities in the GEMS Clubs are based on three age-appropriate levels, with a focus on a yearly theme.
AWARENESS LEVEL: 2nd-3rd grades
Girls participate in organized activities through which friendships naturally begin to develop.
Awareness Level activities teach:
Who God is
Sharing with others
Stories from the Bible
How to help others
Girls also increase in their knowledge and understanding of God and how special it is to know Him and have Him in our hearts. A fun, engaging magazine called Sparkle is available with age-appropriate stories, recipes, Bible lessons, crafts and games.
DISCOVERY LEVEL: 4th-6th grades
Girls begin to understand that God has created them for a purpose, and that they can make a difference in the world by using the gifts and talents God has given them.
Earning badges to help discover talents and develop new skills
Learning to worship with regular opportunities for singing and creative movement
Discovering more about who God is through His Word and His World
Participate in service opportunities
Discovery level girls also receive an award winning, monthly magazine called SHINE brightly, filled with inspiring stories, quizzes, crafts, life lessons from the Bible, recipes, music and much more!
ADVANCED LEVEL: 7th-8th grades
The small group experience of the club setting continues to provide girls with a “safe environment” in which feelings and questions can be openly shared.
Girls learn about:
God’s perspective on inner and outer beauty
How to come face to face with God
How to have joy even in difficult times
Techniques for overcoming worry and doubt
How to stand strong against peer pressure
The importance of being physically and spiritually fit
How important it is for God to be in their lives every day and that His help is necessary for making wise decisions
Shine brightly magazine is also available to all Advanced Level girls.
More information about the whole GEMS Ministry is available on their amazing website at www.gemsgc.org
What is a small group? A small group is a bunch of people (approx. 6 -12) who meet regularly to learn more about God/The Bible/Christianity or to go out and serve. Our goal as a ministry is to provide various opportunities for people to grow in their faith and understanding, all the while connecting together and connecting with God.
Our small group ministry is a vital part of life here at Bethel.
Our groups are as unique as the people in them. There are groups that prefer DVD style studies, some that prefer more in-depth, verse by verse Bible study, and some that serve the community.
This group gathers weekly to discover and learn what God says to us through His Word. This fall we will be focusing our study on the gospel of John – a personal account of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as told by one of his closest disciples. All women are welcome, including their children.
Childcare is provided for those 2 yrs and under and Little Lambs for those over 2 yrs. We start at 9:30 am, but we suggest you come at 9:15 for a more relaxed start with a coffee or tea.
For further information, please contact Bethel Church, Acton at 519-853-2121.