Are you a single parent? United Parents (UP) is a Christian community of single parents from across Southampton. We meet weekly on Fridays from 9.30-11am in term-time.
Lone parenting can sometimes be an isolating and challenging experience. UP exists to support and encourage one another in our single parent journeys, and aims to provide a positive and relaxing forum in which to build friendships with people in similar life situations.
As single parents we often face personal challenges such as forgiveness, letting go of anger, and sometimes loneliness. There are further concerns such as getting your children through the separation process and life afterwards, all the while trying to keep them feeling safe and secure.
Sometimes the other parent is totally absent; other times children have to adjust to two homes, with different lifestyles and expectations between them. Other practical difficulties arise, often related to finances, childcare, and finding time for yourself, your personal life, and your career.
If you’re a Christian it can also be difficult to find where you “fit” in your church family, floating somewhere between traditional families, and single people. Spiritually, there may be questions of understanding God’s purpose and why life may not have turned out how we had once planned.
UP is a safe and happy group where you can find support, and build strong friendships with other people in a similar situation. We would love to welcome you and your children to one of our Monday meetings, where childcare will be provided.
For more details, please contact Rebecca on 07751950799; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or like our Facebook page for dates, times and locations of our meetings: www.facebook.com/united.parents.southampton