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Orange County Clergy to Sign FIRST-EVER Marriage Education Agreement on May 20th

Lower divorce rate!  Strengthen marriages!  Increase the health of family relationships!

Orange County clergy believe Marriage Education will make these three goals a reality! 

On Tuesday, May 20, 2008 (11am-1pm), pastors and church leaders will meet at Eastside Christian Church (2505 Yorba Linda Blvd – Fullerton) to sign the Orange County Marriage Education Agreement (OCMEA). 

According to the OCMEA, clergy are committing to

(1) PROMOTE Marriage Education programs and services in the community by informing people about its importance.

(2) RECRUIT & TRAIN healthy married couples, volunteers and staff to facilitate expanded Marriage Education programs.

(3) PROVIDE Marriage Education including pre-marriage, marriage enrichment and for troubled marriages.

(4) INVITE others to Marriage Education and help them feel welcome regardless of their church involvement or affiliation.

(5) SUPPORT Marriage Education by encouraging married couples to regularly invest in their relationship, including participating in Marriage Education activities at least once a year.

Orange County pastors and church leaders will hear Dennis Stoica, California Healthy Marriages Coalition president and other speakers.  In addition, every attendee will receive a free marriage resource kit, OC marriage and divorce data, and lunch.  Also, information booths featuring local marriage-strengthening resources and organizations will allow pastors to find low-cost (and no-cost) training opportunities to impact marriages in their congregation and community!

If you are an Orange County pastor or church leader and would like to take part in the May 20th luncheon and Marriage Education Agreement signing event, RSVP by contacting Laura Quines (714.871.6844 x307 or lquines@eastside.com). 

The Orange County Marriage Education Agreement has been a cooperative effort of Orange County Marriage Resource Center’s Orange County Marriage Education Initiative, AMOR de Orange County, KCCD, Family Savers, Married 4 Keeps and California Healthy Marriages Coalition.  View the Orange County Marriage Education Agreement.

To date, committed partners include: Yorba Linda Friends Church, First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Eastside Christian Church, Mariners Church, Grace Church of Orange, Rock Harbor, Crossroads Christian Church, Welcome Christian Church, Married 4 Keeps, AMOR de Orange County, West Cypress Church, Calvary Church, San Clemente Presbyterian Church, Mission Hills Church, West Anaheim Church of Christ, Santa Ana Spanish SDA Church, Ocean Hills Community Church, South Coast Christian Assembly, Kings Harbor Church, Zion Christian Center, Garden Grove Korean Church, Capo Beach Calvary Church, The Apostolic Pente Church, Orange Villa Bible Church, Anaheim Vineyard Church, Shoth Shores Baptist Church, The Shoreline Church, Orangewood Academy, Lakewood Life Center, Zion Lutheran Church, LaCathedral De Amor, Victory Outreach, Newport Mesa, Calvary Lutheran Church, Southcoast International, Capistrano Valley Church, Talega Life Church, Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Anaheim Adventist Church, Richfield Community Church, Anaheim SDA Church, Grace Church of Garden Grove, Danish Lutheran Church, Mount of Olives Church, Iglesia Fuente de Amor, River 47, Korean-American Healthy Marriage Network, Calvary Chapel Anaheim Hills, Iglesia Bautista Vida Eterna, Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ, Orange Seventh Day Adventist Church, North Hills Church, Rock on Orangewood Avenue, Canyon Hills Friends Church, Communion Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Brea Church of Christ, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Creekside Christian Fellowship, Yorba Linda Church of Christ, Montebello and East LA Family Support Center, M.U.M.C., Santa Ana Edinger SDA Church, Anaheim Foursquare Church, Heritage Christian Fellowship, Relationship Research Foundation, San Nicholas Santiago de Compostela, and more. 

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