Calendar

Welcome to our calendar of events where you can find out what’s going on in our centres as well as nationally. Click on an event for more details and to book your place if required.

 

Nov
22
Thu
Families @ The Ridgeway Primary School.
Nov 22 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Families @ The Ridgeway Primary School.

Connection : Nurture : Growth

Building Families that Thrive…

The Families Course covers eight key areas of family relationships and forms a framework to build a healthy, strong and loving family life – whatever your family looks like.

Sessions include presentations by trained Families Course educators, discussion and sharing of ideas to equip families at all stages.

Our next course will be delivered over four weeks, one morning a week for 3 hours each time.

“I’m feeling more empowered to know what I’m doing… hold boundaries without thinking the kids won’t like me and be more conscious of stopping and listening.”

Course participant.

Session One: Foundations for Families Who was significant to you when you were growing up? Often it was someone who listened and cared but also had clear boundaries. Every family needs a firm foundation, values that last and reasons for the rules.

Session Two: Building Nurturing Skills Research shows that children who have a warm loving relationship with the adults in their lives will be more resilient and better equipped for hard times. This session presents practical ways to help children feel loved, heard, valued and reach their potential.

Session Three: Understanding Ages and Stages When we know what is “normal” at a particular age and stage, it can lower our stress levels. This understanding enables us to better care for children and draw appropriate boundaries.

Session Four: Being Positive When we notice the good things children do, it powerfully affects their behaviour! We all love genuine encouragement and specific praise. Our children will blossom when we expect the best and catch them doing good!

Session Five: Building Honest Relationships Honesty can really improve our family life! When it is safe to be real with each other, relationships grow. We want home to be a place where kids love to be, with people they can trust.

Session Six: Independence Every child is on a journey to independence and it’s not always smooth! We can help by watching and listening carefully. Is their behaviour a testing of boundaries or a cry for help and support?

Session Seven: Dealing with Conflict Unfortunately, quarrels and fights are a normal part of family life. There are ways to deal with conflict that will lessen the hurt and stress and give kids tools for life.

Session Eight: Discipline Can we maintain clear consistent boundaries? Is it possible to carry out consequences yet still communicate our love and support? It may take some work but the benefits to family life are worth the effort!

To book your place on this course there are three options for you: either contact us as the SYC office on 0118 931 4747 or Leon Collyer at St Paul’s Play Barn 07714 986 462 or contact your child’s primary school Family Worker. 
Nov
24
Sat
SYC’s Annual National Conference @ Legge House
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

Spend a day with the SYC movement. At Legge House on the outskirts of the village of Wroughton in Swindon. (SN4 9JS)

There is the option of arriving on Friday evening to join us for a meal and a social evening together and, after our day together on Saturday, of staying overnight with breakfast on Sunday morning and if you’re not rushing off, we’ll have a time of prayer and worship together before leaving mid morning.

Come and be inspired, both by our guest speaker, Keith Dolding, and as we hear from SYC team and friends on the coalface of mission seeing lives transformed, cultures shifted, communities healed and society turning around.

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Jan
11
Fri
SYC Annual Retreat @ The House of Bread at the Mill
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

This is a precious time when SYC staffers gather for a few days each January to pray, worship and create together as we prepare for the year ahead. SYC movement members are also welcome to join us for some or all of the retreat.

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Jan
18
Fri
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Woodley Hill House
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm
Feb
8
Fri
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Woodley Hill House
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm
Mar
8
Fri
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Woodley Hill House
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm
Mar
9
Sat
Foundations For Life and Mission @ Woodley Hill House
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
5
Fri
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Woodley Hill House
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm