Ticonderoga A local church has planned a pair of seminars designed to improve the quality of life for area residents.
The Lakeside Regional Church, with campuses in Hague and Ticonderoga, will present financial planning and marriage seminars.
“We believe the Bible has answers to help people deal with many of the problems they face today,” Pastor Skip Trembley said. “We feel we can help address a number of social needs.”
“The Bible has principles to help people budget their money, build strong families, create vibrant and prosperous communities,” John Ockrin, church director of assimilation and operations, said. “We want to share those principles. We want to be a resource for people.”
“Money Matters” will be a four-part seminar on personal finance. It will address issues such as financial goals, budgeting, debt, investing and more.
The seminar will begin with the church’s 10 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Best Western Inn in Ticonderoga and will continue the following Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m. at the church’s Ti campus, located at 106 Montcalm St. It is free and open to everyone.
Todd and Kellie Bilow will facilitate the seminars, which are built around materials from Dave Ramsey, a financial author, radio host, television personality and motivational speaker.
“The Art of Marriage” will be presented Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. It will include six, one-hour sessions addressing relationships, parenting and issues relating to marriage.
The seminar will be led by John and Nancy Ockrin. John Ockrin is supervising psychologist at Saratoga Bridges, which serves people with developmental disabilities.
The cost of the seminar is $45 a couple and includes all materials and lunch on Saturday.
People can register for both seminars online at the church website, www.lakesideregionalchurch.org, or by calling the church at 543-4594.
While the seminars are faith-based, Ockrin stressed they are open to everyone.