Courageous Grandparenting Seminar

The First Session of the Courageous Grandparenting Seminar has been
POSTPONED to Saturday, March 11, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


What is this seminar?
UPDATE: There will be one consolidated session on Saturday, March 11, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

This is a two-part seminar, held on the mornings of Saturday, February 18th and Saturday, March 11, from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, during which we will explore how to be courageous grandparents who can help our grandchildren in a world very different from the one we grew up in.

What is the format of this seminar?
We will begin gathering at 8:30 am in the downstairs fellowship hall of Middle Street Baptist Church, where there will be a light continental breakfast and coffee provided.  The program will begin at 9:00 and run until noon, with several breaks in between.  

We will hear from Dr. Glenn Havumaki as he presents research and strategies for how to be more effective grandparents, after which we will discuss what we're learning in small groups so that we can apply what we are learning to our own unique situations.

I heard there's a book?
Yes!  In fact the book, Courageous Grandparenting: Unshakable faith in a broken world, is the namesake for this seminar.  You will receive a copy of the book (one copy per family) as part of your participation.  If you would like another copy (or an advance copy!), you can purchase it from Amazon or from the Christian Grandparenting Network

Who is Glenn?
Rev. Dr. Glenn Havumaki served as Director of Christian Ministries and Lead Chaplain at the Elim Park Baptist Home, Cheshire, CT from 1979 until his retirement in April 2014.  In his long work experience Glenn has taught workshops and seminars and written several articles and books.  

Glenn has been married for 41 years to his wife, Sandra, and has three married children and seven grandchildren. Since his retirement he and Sandy have been partners with the Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) and are trained to lead the Courageous Grandparenting seminar.  Glenn and Sandy lead a Grandparents at Prayer small group in their church, White Oak Baptist Church in Wallingford, CT.

How much does this seminar cost?
We are not charging admission for this event.  Our primary goal is to equip grandparents in the Seacoast as best as possible, regardless of their ability to pay.

That being said, hosting seminars is not free.  We will accept donations for the cost of the seminar and the book which you will receive.  If you feel led to donate, simply give what you can and what the seminar is worth to you

How do I register?
You can register online here.  If you have any questions, please email us at or call us at 603-436-2337.

We hope to see you there!