A Season to THRIVE

A Season to THRIVE:
How to Really Live in a World that Seems Hopeless

Wednesday Nights, Online, 7-8 pm, Now – Oct 14

We want to help you grow and thrive this fall, despite whatever obstacles may be in your life because of Covid.

Week Four (Sept 23): Mark Friestad interviews guests to discuss: “How to help your kids thrive in a weird world of uncertainty.” Our kids are suffering alongside us through the pandemic. How do we best help them? Will they bounce back once restrictions end, or are there long-term consequences we need to prepare for? Our guests will be Beth Geesey and Kirsten Hitchcock.

What will the fall season bring for you? What if restrictions remain in place, keeping us even longer from living life as normal? Does 2020 have to end in despair?

Fortunately, as Christians, there’s another possibility: Growth! Join us as we learn together how we can grow and even thrive during seasons of hardship, restriction, and suffering.

Topics will include:
• Embracing suffering
• Handling disagreements with family and friends while keeping the peace
• Helping kids thrive in a weird world of uncertainty
• Thriving in marriage when we’re all living and working on top of each other
• Battling loneliness and despair

Certain nights will be focused on various age groups. Revisit this page to find out what is coming up each week.

Questions? Email chelsea.neel@northcoastcalvary.org.


Week 1 – Mark Friestad Interviews Stuart Briscoe about the role of suffering in the Christian life, and also Nic and Darlene Abrams about their family’s story and how they found joy in the midst of suffering.

Week 2 – It’s a season of heightened tensions – Covid, race, and now the presidential election. How can we navigate relationships with people we care about, who have very different views? Mark Friestad interviews guests to discuss: How to keep the peace with family and friends when you strongly disagree.

Week 3 – Mark Friestad interviews guests to focus on issues facing seniors during this season. Maybe you’re lonely and feeling isolated? Or you have a parent who it’s been hard to offer support to because of Covid restrictions. We’ll hear from several seniors in our congregation on how they’re weathering this storm and tips for how to thrive. Guests include Jim Frampton, Carol Munhofen, Cheryle Colt, and Judy Martin.