2016-07-20 / Features

Trinity Lutheran Church Making Peace With Your Past

Trinity Lutheran Church of Astoria/Long Island City is offering a program for healing: “Making Peace with Your Past: Help for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families,” an intense program led by Pastor Paul Milholland.

The program consists of 12 sessions of face to face support group encounters in all, two hours per session. There will also be daily homework for self reflection.

Topics to be addressed are: Discovering Self-Esteem; Recognizing Compulsive Behavior; Release from Shame; Overcoming the Fear of Joy; Help for People Who Grew Up Too Soon; Perfectionism and Procrastination; Healing Painful Memories; The Advantages of a Turbulent Past; It’s OK to be Yourself; Forgiving the People Who Have Hurt You; Coming to Terms with the Blessing; and Reflection and Direction.

Making Peace with Your Past will be held on Sunday afternoons this fall, beginning September 18, 3-5 p.m. in the Rectory Living Room. Sessions will be held on the following dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4. There is a $15 registration fee to pay for materials.

Each potential participant will be interviewed by Pastor Paul and if selected, shall sign a covenant of participation. This year, the group is limited to women only.

“Prayerfully consider whether you are being called to take this step toward healing and health in your life,” urges Pastor Paul.

If you have questions or are interested, please contact Pastor Paul via Facebook or email him at paulbmilholland@gmail.com. The last date to register is September 4.

One need not be a member or attender of Trinity, ALL ARE WELCOME!

Trinity Lutheran Church (The Welcome Place) is located at 31-18 37th Street, Astoria/Long Island City NY 11103, 718/278-0036, www.trinitylic.org.

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