Help out - Join Our Community
Being a Host Couple
Do you like meeting new people and making new friends?
Excellent! Consider becoming a Friday Night Host Couple. We need help on the Friday evening of each weekend from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. You help us set up and then check in the couples as they arrive and guide them to their rooms. It is a chance to chat and answer their questions. You choose the best Friday for your schedule.
Sound good? Then contact Shannon and John Lenz.
Being a Prayer Couple
Support through prayer is one way you help couples making an Engaged Encounter Weekend. This is done from home. You do not need to come to the weekend. As explained on your weekend, you can become a prayer couple. Contact Ron & Marianne Dedore.
Becoming a Presenting Couple (Team)
On the weekend you were introduced to two married couples and a priest who shared some of their life stories with you. Being a presenting couple gives you a chance to do the same thing. If you are serious about marriage as a sacrament, and want to support and guide couples, then contact Ron & Marianne Dedore.
One of the weekend "parts" is designed for newly married couples and indeed works better if a newer married couple gives it. We ease you in gradually, working through your preparation over a 12 –15 month period.
A large benefit for you is the opportunity to regularly be around other families, who share your values and will support you as you journey through marriage. Beyond this, being on weekends several times each year allows you to work on your own relationship and renew your marriage.
Some presenting team have said:
"We are refreshed by the EE ministry every time we present a weekend. It is a time for us to get away from all the "stuff" of life and we have time to concentrate on each other. Our marriage always feels stronger by the end of the weekend."
"Being part of this ministry allows us time to continue to work on our own marriage as we are with other couples who really value the sacrament of matrimony."
"We value the time we spend together doing the weekends as the best thing we can do for our marriage."
"Our pastor said that God would not be outdone in his generosity and whatever you do for God will be given back to you 10-fold. That is how we feel about our commitment to CEE...we get much more than we give."
Other Ways to Help Engaged Encounter
Do You Have Artistic Talent?
At certain times we need new banners and signs for the weekend and for use at conventions. If you have artistic talent and would be willing to help these, contact Ron and Marianne DeDore.