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Religion briefs for Feb. 4


Good Shepherd hosts parenting seminar

Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring will host a parenting seminar, April 20-21, for parents and grandparents in conjunction with the Family Matters organization.

The seminar, Raising Truly Great Kids, provides a blueprint for giving children the skills and confidence that they need to succeed in today's world without compromising their faith-based beliefs.

The guest speaker, Dr. Tim Kimmel, is executive director of Family Matters, whose goal is to build families by equipping them and encouraging them for every age and stage of life.

The conference is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. The cost is $39 per person, which includes a workbook. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. There is no childcare on site.

Pastors and their spouses are invited to attend for free. Pastors' registrations are issued by telephone only, so call Family Matters at 1-800-467-4596.

Register online at raisingtrulygreatkids.com or pick up a registration form at the Good Shepherd Children's Ministry office, 28986 S.E. Haley Road.

For more information, contact Debbie Felzien at 503-663-5050, ext. 290.

End-of-life workshop for faith leaders

Metro Church of Christ in Gresham is hosting a workshop Saturday, Feb. 11, on ministering to those making end-of-life health care decisions.

Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, a certified advanced care planning facilitator, will join Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries to offer the workshop, which is open to faith community leaders throughout the Portland-metro area.

Brauer-Rieke is the author of 'In Advance: A Practical Guide to Making Your Own End-of-Life Health Care Decisions.' Copies of her book will be provided to participants.

The workshop at Metro Church of Christ, 1525 N.W. Division St., runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20, which covers materials and refreshments. Attendees can register at the door or in advance by calling 503-413-4137. Visit npnm.org for more information.