Hixson UMC Partners With First Things First To Provide Marriage Seminar

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hixson UMC is partnering with First Things First to provide a special marriage event. This Friday/Saturday event will weave engaging stories, real-life testimonies, man-on-the-street interviews and humorous vignettes to help couples fully experience and understand God's design for marriage.

The cost of $35 per couple includes a workbook, refreshments and lunch on Saturday. Childcare is being provided for an additional cost of $20 per family. The event will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Registration is due by Sunday, Aug. 17, but payment is due at the time of the event.

Please call 877-1246 with questions or to register for the event.


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