By Jessica Hoover
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, which serves the northeast side of Indianapolis, Fishers and Geist, will conduct its second FamJam Parenting Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the church, 8115 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis.
FamJam aims to provide new ideas and give advice to parents, grandparents and caretakers in the community.
The workshop will feature 15 professionals discussing topics such as managing unrealistic expectations for perfect parenting and perfect kids, reclaiming peace in the home, raising strong-willed children, handling a child’s anxiety, building executive functioning skills, a journey of prayer for a marriage, time management, grandparenting and more.
“There are so many families in our community that need to know that they’re not alone,” said Hannah Lang, the church’s director of children and family ministries. “This parenting thing is really hard, but it’s also really, really important. It’s a very challenging job, and it’s also one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We think it’s important for the community because pouring into the next generation effects all of us. When we encourage parents, then they can pour that into their families and their children, then we can create a better future for everybody. We believe stronger families means a stronger community.”
The day will begin with refreshments from 8:30 to 9 a.m., then an opening assembly from 9 to 9:20 a.m. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., there will be three sessions where participants will choose which workshop they would like to attend. Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be served from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Childcare is available for infants through eighth grade, and it will include entertainment by Rejoice at Recess, Lakeview Ministries and Steve the Science Guy. There also will be a craft, snacks and music.
Tickets are $10. To register, go to hclcinfo.com/famjam.