This morning’s Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette contains an article which references a “moving adjustment program” at the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, PA (Scott Distler, pastor). Here is a short excerpt–to read the entire article click on
When Amy Holmes moved from her hometown of Alexandria, Va., to Peters two years ago with her husband and 6-month-old daughter, she initially felt isolated and overwhelmed.
“You don’t have a support system. You don’t know how to get around, then there’s finding a doctor and other moms,” Mrs. Holmes said.
Now, she’s hoping to make that transition easier for other transplants to the area by facilitating a “Moving On After Moving In” group that will meet on Thursdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair. The first meeting of the group will be held at 9:30 a.m. next Thursday. Child care will be provided.
The program, which is being sponsored by Westminster’s recreational outreach center, is based on the work of Susan Miller, author of “After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In.”
The goal of the group is to help women to create friendships and find encouragement as they establish their households in a new area.
According to Ms. Miller’s Web site, http://www.justmoved.org/, the Westminster group will be the first in the area and the second in Pennsylvania. The other is at the Grace Brethren Church in Lititz, Lancaster County.