LIFT and Speaker Presentation

Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) has been a part of Bethany Busy Bee since 2007.  It was initiated to bring topics to parents about life, parenting, spiritual growth, taking care of yourself, the relationship with your spouse, and many other uplifting topics.  Speakers vary in their areas of expertise.

Speaker Presentation is held with professional speakers that share information about various parenting topics, whether about nutrition; sleep, schedules and routines; anxiety in children: social emotional skills in children; and various styles on how to handle children’s behavior to assist in finding the best style that feels comfortable with your family; and even organizing and cleaning tips.

The entire event is free, including the speaker, beverages and appetizers and onsite childcare so parents can enjoy this special “adult” time. Simply register a week in advance so we can accommodate your childcare needs with proper staffing. Infants are always welcome to stay with the parent during the entire event or on and off, whatever makes you most comfortable.  This is a time to gather, listen, ask question, discuss, share, learn, and build relationships.  It is held once a month in the Fireside Room (the room just on the right from the Bethany Busy Bee Preschool entrance). 

The speaker event meets from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.  Children receive a free lunch bunch when attending these events, and infants stay at childcare for free.  Everyone is welcome – your family and friends; and, those without children and with children who do not attend Busy Bee.   We are always happy to see you and your friends here.

You may also see “Calendar” section under “Events”.

 This year’s speakers and topics will be:

  • September 19: LIFT “Praying for Your Children” The 4 Steps of Prayer with Lisa Freyschlag, CO Moms in Prayer Coordinator from 12-1:30 pm.
  • A mom’s heart is often bent towards worry. We have plenty in our world to be concerned about, and raising children can be daunting! Powerful, effective prayer can move a mom from worrier to prayer-warrior. Children’s lives are girded up and changed as moms join to praise and thank the God who created each one, and then cover over their schools and kids with intentional prayers from the Word of God. You will never be the same!Lisa Freyschlag Bio.:

    I am the Colorado Stat Coordinator for Moms in Prayer International (Moms who pray for kids and schools). For two decades, I prayed in Moms in Prayer groups while raising our children, and I found it to be my “favorite hour of every week” as I shared my mom-heart through prayer with other like-minded women. My husband Griff and I have three grown, married children and seven grandchildren (six and under). My delight and passion is in connecting women and sharing the joy, peace and power of prayer that is based on scripture and led by the Holy Spirit.

    Please RSVP with this link: LIFT “Praying for Our Children” by September 12 to allow us to plan accordingly for childcare.  Please list the names and ages of the children under comments and send a lunch with your kids.   The speaker, refreshments, horderves, and childcare are all complimentary as a gift to you from Bethany Busy Bee Preschool. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • October 23rd –  L.I.F.T. “Short and Long-term Value of Saying “no” to your kids” with Jack Lipski from 12 to 1:30 pm

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 16th with this link: “Saying No” to your kids with Jack Lipski 2019 and let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care.  Please bring a lunch for the children. The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • November 1 – L.I.F.T.  “Family Routines and Structure” with James Nee, LCSW  from 12 – 1:30 pm

Please RSVP by Friday, October 25th and let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care. Please bring a lunch for the  children.

The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends.

Please RSVP by Oct 25th with this link: RSVP for “Family Routines and Structure”

  • December 4th – LIFT from 12 to 1:30 pm “Christmas Traditions, Making Memories” with Jill Hoilman.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 20th with this link:Christmas Traditions, Making Memories 2019 and let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care.  Please bring a lunch for the children.The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there.

Jill is a long time friend of Busy Bee and member of Bethany.  She taught elementary school in Highlands Ranch for many years and continues to have a passion for children.  She has two adult children who have helped her reflect on the importance of establishing family traditions.

  • January 15 – Parent Resources Speaker “Learning to Like New Foods: a ‘Recipe’ for Joyful Mealtimes” with Amanda Gersbeck, RD Early Childhood Nutrition Specialist.

Come learn practical ideas for enjoying mealtimes with young children that will help build a strong foundation for healthy, lifelong eating habits.  Tips for setting up a positive mealtime environment will be explored so that everyone looks forward to spending time eating together.

Amanda Gersabeck is a Registered Dietitian with over 20 years of experience working with young children and their families.

Please RSVP for “Joyful Mealtimes: Learning to Like New Foods” 2020 by Wednesday, January 8th to schedule proper staffing for childcare.  Please list the children’s name and ages under comment. Light refreshments are provided.  Please bring a lunch for your kids staying for Lunch Bunch or childcare. Everything is complimentary. We look forward to seeing you!

  • January 16 – L.I.F.T. “Anxiety & Attachment Issues” with Whitney Ditmar from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.

Come learn more about anxiety in children and its effect on the brain and body as well as attachment parenting.  We will talk about supports and ways to practice better self-care to help manage all the stressors children and families are facing in today’s culture.

Mrs. Dittmar is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her sons attended Busy Bee.

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 9th to schedule proper staffing for childcare.  Please list the children’s name and ages under comment. Childcare and light snacks are provided.  Please bring a lunch for your kids staying for Lunch Bunch or childcare. Everything is complimentary. We look forward to seeing you!

Please RSVP with this link: Anxiety and Attachment Parenting 2020 with Mrs. Dittmar

  • February 6 – L.I.F.T. “Understanding the Heart of a Man” with Jack Lipski from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. 

“Understanding the Heart of a Man” which touches upon marriage per popular requests. Understanding the heart of a man is about what motivates and drives a  male brain and how he looks at life and relationships. Also, how a wife can be a more effective partner and companion. Please RSVP for “Understanding a Heart of a Man” 2020 by Thursday, January 30th. Please let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care.  Please bring a lunch for the children. The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends.

  • March 19 – LIFT from 12 – 1:30 pm “Body Safety” with Whitney Dittmar  

Mrs. Dittmar is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her sons attended Busy Bee. Please RSVP to schedule proper staffing for childcare. Please list the children’s name and ages under comment. Childcare and light snacks are provided. Please bring a lunch for your kids staying for Lunch Bunch. Everything is complimentary as a gift to you. We look forward to seeing you!   Please RSVP by March 12th with this link: Body Safety 2020 RSVP

  • April 8 –  Speaker Presentation: “Kindergarten Readiness” from 12 – 1:30 pm  

Please join us as our guest speakers speak about how to get ready for Kindergarten.  Is my child ready? Is there anything that I can or should do for this next phase in my child’s life?  What to expect? And any other questions you may have.  The speaker, light refreshments, and childcare is all complementary as a gift to you. Please RSVP by April 1st  with this link: Kindergarten Readiness RSVP to plan accordingly for childcare and please send your child with a lunch.

  • April 30 – “Raising Kids as a Single Parent” with Dr. Lily Chang.  Lily is a single parent herself and she was able to complete her PHD as a single parent of four kids.   This topic was requested and we are happy to be able to offer it.Please RSVP by Thursday, April 23rd to schedule proper staffing for childcare.  Please list the children’s name and ages under comment. Childcare and light snacks are provided.  Please bring a lunch for your kids staying for Lunch Bunch or childcare. Everything is complimentary. We look forward to seeing you!
  • May 7th – “Six Essential Listening Skills for Parents” with Jack Lipski from 12 to 1:30 pm

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 30th with this link: “Six Essential Listening Skills for Parents” 2020   Please let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care.  Please bring a lunch for the children. The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!