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An exercise at Mt. Tam United Methodist Church’s summer Peace Camp. Courtesy image.

Mt. Tam United Methodist Church is launching a parent-centric gathering around wellness and continuing its popular summer Peace Camp.

Tricia Wiig, the church’s Children, Youth and Families Minister, says the six-week Parent Wellness Circle will help participants gain insights into their own wellness and focus on areas where they want to grow and make changes as a parent. “Need some support? Or inspiration? Or just want to gather with a group to remember you’re not alone? says Wiig.

Parent Wellness Circle participants gather with a facilitator to: 1) Assess their own wellness 2) Discuss important parenting lessons 3) Support each other as they work on next steps 4) Share the joys and challenges of being a parent and 5) Build community.

Sessions take place in the church lounge Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9pm, Feb. 25-Mar. 31. Cost is $15 for the entire 6 sessions. All faiths or none are welcome. RSVP to triciawiig@mtumc.org.

The church has set its “Peace Camp” for kids for the week of June 22-26, 9am-3pm, with extended care (8:30-5:30). Ages 5-12. Cost is $197 per child and $25 for extended care per family, with a request of three hours of parent volunteer time. Campers will be immersed in peacemaking activities as experienced through story telling, spiritual practices, arts and crafts, cooperative outdoor games, yoga, music, and more. 

“Our mission is to equip and empower children to be peacemakers in the world,” Wiig says. “All faiths and spiritual traditions (or none) are welcome to learn, grow and play with us!”

The 411: Mt. Tam United Methodist Church is at 410 Sycamore Ave. ​Email triciawiig@gmail.com for questions or to request a registration form. MORE INFO.

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