Homeschool support group meeting in Elk Grove

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Join Beacon on Tuesday, September 27, 7pm-9pm

We will be joined this evening by Israel Wayne. Israel is a homeschool graduate and father of six who is leading his generation in defending the Christian faith and developing a Biblical worldview. He is a popular conference speaker who desires to see God’s people learn to think and live Biblically. His topic will be Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview. Join us and invite your spouse and friends!!

Admission is free.  Children are welcome if they sit quietly by their parents.

Beacon is a Christian support group for parents who home educate their children. Our membership is open to any home schooling family for support. Our vision is to help homeschool families achieve their vision. What we offer is a DREAM – Discussion, Resources, Education, Activities, Mentoring. We meet on the 4th Tuesday evening of every month August thru May (except December).

Find us at the Elk Grove Village Public Library at 7pm.

Homeschool Speakers in St. Charles

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys

Come Hear Hal & Melanie Young, authors of Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys

When: Friday, September24, 2010
Time: 7:00PM
Where: Glenwood School (in the Field House)
41W400 Silver Glen Road
St. Charles, Illinois

Event is free and open to everyone!

In spite of what the culture is telling us, boys and girls are different. Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of supper, or had a single math lesson take three hours? Then you’re probably raising boys! If the world seems intent on gender-bending and forcing our sons into a feminized mold, Hal and Melanie, parents of six boys, explain the Biblical way out – and a better way to turn wild little wigglers into Christian men!

Authors’ Bio:

Hal and Melanie Young have been blessed with six real boys (and two real girls). They frequently speak on parenting, education and family policy issues across the nation, and their articles have appeared in publications in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand, including Homeschooling Today, Homeschool Digest, Homeschool Enrichment, The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, School Reform News, and Conservative Citizen. They are the authors of Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys, already in its second printing.

“I loved having you two there. I have never heard of you before, and rest assured you will never be forgotten. What a blessing you both are!! I laughed, I cried, I was strengthened by your testimonies and the Word of God you shared! I know I will make it the next 10 years…” – Carrie Fisher, Missouri Homeschool Mom

“Raising Real Men is long overdue… In an era when the church has lost a biblical concept of masculinity and femininity this book is a breath of fresh air.” –Dr. Tedd Tripp, Pastor, Author, Conference Speaker

Join us as we learn and fellowship together. Expect to be refreshed and have a renewed vision to raise your sons for the glory of God. Please invite others! We don’t want anyone to miss this incredible opportunity. To learn more about the Youngs and their ministry, visit

Completely free! A love offering will be taken to bless the Young family. Children are welcome.

Mid-winter Renewal from ICHE

From the Illinois Christian Home Educators:

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
~ Jeremiah 31:25

Please join us for the ICHE Ladies’ Midwinter Renewal on January 16, 2010.  The day will be one to look to the Lord.  He has promised to refresh and to satisfy you.  

You will be so blessed by all that is being planned.

Marilyn Boyer is our dear guest speaker. Marilyn delights in raising and teaching her 14 children to walk in the ways of the Lord, and she is looking forward to spending the day with you. A well-known conference speaker and author, Marilyn brings with her over 30 years of home educating experience. Her sessions will include the following titles: Pushing the Reset Button, Holding Their Hearts, and Learning to Delight in Your Children.

This event will be held at Christ Church of Oakbrook located at 501 Oakbrook Road, Oakbrook, Illinois 60523. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the conference will be from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35.00 per person. This includes a delicious luncheon. Beautiful gift certificates are available for husbands to purchase for their wives, or you can purchase one for a friend. Registration information is available at under events.

You’ll be so encouraged and refreshed with the sessions, the worship of our Lord, and the fellowship with like-minded ladies. Come and join us. You’ll be so glad you did!

Sign up now at under events.  The registration deadline is January 8, 2010.