1. ACTS FROM THE HEART PRESENTS "SUDDENLY ON CHRISTMAS
EVE"December 9, 2006, 2 pm
"Suddenly on Christmas Eve" is a heart warming drama
about hope and forgiveness; a riveting story of a family whose lives are
forever marked by the Great Depression and by a life-changing encounter which
suddenly on Christmas Eve. It's a wonderful musical in the
Broadway tradition, written and directed by Stephen and Nancy Gerber and
produced by them each Christmas for a number of years now-- but this year will
be their final performance, so don't miss out! It's a great show for the whole
family, and we’re so eager for you to see it that we've planned a special
reception at the matinee performance on Saturday, December 9th.
Suddenly on Christmas Eve - Online Ticket
(December 9th @ 2:00pm only)
There will be five different performances between December 7th
and 10th, but you and your family and friends are warmly encouraged to select
the Saturday matinee performance and then join us afterwards in the black box
theatre just off the lobby for a special dessert reception. Not only are the
desserts free for all our H.I.M. friends, you can receive a discount off the
regular ticket prices for that particular show if you order them through our
website. For more information, visit
Christmas Eve or click here to go straight to the ticket order.
Oh, and you may well know members of the cast! Look for: Bruce
Grout, Anna Gould, Christy Keating, John DeFusco, Lili and Heather Kaufmann,
and Katy, Sarah, and Hannah Early, to name a few of our favorite people. :)
For show details and photos, or to buy tickets for other
performances, please visit
Acts from the
Heart, or call 508-405-1335.
2. MISSION POSSIBLE MARRIAGE CONFERENCEMarch 30-April
At the beginning of November we held the first of two
H.I.M. marriage conferences this year, and those who attended said they felt it
was the best marriage conference ever! Others wrote, "We like the NH setting .
. . surrounded by the mountains, trees, etc.--basically the beauty of God.
Music was great." "A Godly experience. What a ministry. Thank you so much.
Thank you for all the work you do to serve us." "Wonderful to have the
conference in a new place! It's beautiful up here--lots to do." If you'd like
to read the full "Marriage Conference report" with photos,
David Hegg will be our guest speaker at the spring marriage
conference, to be held once again at the Eagle Mountain House in Jackson, NH.
Remember that early-bird registration is going on now, and the regular rate of
$315 will kick in on January 1. For more details and online registration, visit
Great news! Now through December 20, take an additional $25 off
published price--for new reservations when you pay in full. We'd love to have
3. ENGAGEMENT MATTERS 2007
great news! Now through December 20, the regular price of $100 per couple for
this highly-recommended weekend is only $75 per couple when you pay in full at
the time of reservation. There are only two more Engagement Matters weekends
available before the end of the school yearone is coming right up on
January 67 and the other is April 1415. This is a great weekend for
any couple who is planning (or even thinking about planning) to get married.
Paul and Virginia teach about love and respect, sex, conflict management,
in-laws, money, and spiritual leadershipall with their own special blend
of wisdom and laughter. Why not give the weekend as a Christmas gift to your
engaged or pre-engaged son or daughter or niece or nephew? Visit
2007 for more information, or click here to go directly to the reservations page.
4. "LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTERS"
Paul's book, "Letters to My Daughters: A dad's
thoughts on a most important decision Marriage," is now in it's second
printing, and praise for this book is still coming in. It's so encouraging to
us to receive these wonderful notes! One man recently wrote, " 'Letters to My
Daughters' is one of the most meaningful books I have read in a very long time.
As I progressed letter by letter I found myself thinking 'I want to mark this
page/thought to come back later for a re-read.' As I finished the last letter
this morning I realized I had very close to 52 bookmarked pages for future
review! If only my messages to my daughters could be as consistently powerful!
You, again, have set a wonderful example for we parents still in the earlier
And yes, you guessed it, we’re offering special Christmas
pricing on this book, now through December 20: Instead of $12 plus shipping,
you pay only $10 plus shipping.
and don't miss out on the other book specials below!
for excerpts and click here for ordering
5. ONLINE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS!
addition to special Christmas pricing for copies of "Letters to My Daughters"
(see article above), here are a few more online Christmas specials to make you
"One Plus One Equals One...Lousy Math, Great Marriage": Normally
$5.00 each. Now, $3.00 each. This is a CD recording of a great talk by Paul and
"Recapturing Eden": A 12-week small group discussion guide for
healthy marriages. Regularly $5.00 Now, $3.00 Get one for each member of your
small group to work through together!
Mission Possible Marriage Conference: Take an additional $25 off
published price. (See paragraph #2 above.)
Matters Weekend. Normally $100.00 per couple; Christmas price: $75 per couple.
(See paragraph #3 above.)
Order all these online at:
pricing expires after December
20 25, and all payments must be
made in full.
6. Life with Paul and Virginia
Paul and Virginia have interspersed their ongoing commitment to the flourishing
church partnership program that meets every other Sunday evening in Weston with
weekend speaking trips to Fresno, California; Hamilton, Massachusetts; and Park
Street Church in Boston. Fit into that, they've added a monthly series at the
Boston Chinese Evangelical Church as well as their weekly meetings with
Patriots' couples. Plus, special events: the Parenting Seminar at Newton
Presbyterian Church in October and the hugely successful H.I.M. marriage
conference in Jackson, New Hampshire in November. And can you believe it?
They’re each working on writing a new book. We'll tell you more about those in
the coming months, but suffice it to say, they live very full lives.
Virginia writes, "The girls are all doing well. Kari and Gabe
are settling in to their new role in the college ministry at Bayside Church and
are working on the details of their wedding. Lisa is juggling numerous jobs
besides athletic training at Mission High School, and her favorite is subbing.
She loves her students. :) Jules is dividing her time between school and
lacrosse primarily, and is thinking about post-college opportunities. Yikes!
How did that happen so quickly?"
Over Thanksgiving weekend, the whole family was together in
Alexandria, Virginia along with members of Virginia's extended family for a
wonderful long reunion weekend of turkey, shopping, football, games, and a fun
bridal shower for Kari and Gabe. Plans for their wedding in Sacramento,
California on February 9th are proceeding smoothly. (Oh yes, add to the list:
planning a wedding!)
Paul and Virginia and the entire H.I.M. staff are so thankful
for each of you! We are blessed and very aware of it. Thanks for being part of
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