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An Update from the Rowbergs in Tanzania

We have crossed the two month dateline. I am happy to report we are both doing better in every way.

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Triple P Positive Parenting Program Offered by SOV Preschool

One of the world’s most effective parenting programs. With more than 30 years of ongoing research, Triple P is one of the few evidenced-based parenting programs, with more than 230 trials and studies around the world showing that it works—regardless of culture, country or individual situation. Download the Brochure (PDF, 926kb).

Improving Childhood Outcomes in New Mexico
Triple P Positive Parenting Program
There is no cost for these seminars due to a grant from the Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church Outreach Program.

  • Meal and Childcare provided with registration
  • Door prizes
  • Space is limited to 180 participants

Register for All Three Seminars or Register for individual seminars using the links below. 

Seminar 1: September 8, 2017 – The Power of Positive Discipline

Discipline children with love and respect! This class teaches parents/caregivers preventative strategies rather than simply punishing disobedience. Learn how to implement rules and logical consequences. This class helps parents/caregivers discover a balanced parenting/care giving style that is appropriate for each child’s developmental level and effective at reducing misbehavior.
Register for Seminar 1

Seminar 2: October 13, 2017 – Temper Tantrums and Time Outs

Is all of that stomping, yelling, and thrashing around starting to wear you out? Find out what’s really going on with a child and practice Positive Parenting techniques to teach children how to manage their emotions. Learn how to use time-out effectively with 2-5 year olds and to overcome common mistakes parents/caregivers make.
Register for Seminar 2

Seminar 3: November 3, 2017 – “You’re Not Listening!”

Are you tired of repeating yourself over and over? Or do you feel like no one ever listens to what you say unless you yell or threaten consequences? Let’s stop the conflict and create more harmony for everyone! Come learn how to foster respect through communication and encourage listening through simple but powerful parenting/care giving strategies.
Register for Seminar 3

Congregational Bylaws Effective June 4, 2017

SOTV Congregational Bylaws (Signed) 6-4-17

Partnership with San Nicolas de Bari in Cuba Renewed

The partnership agreement between Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church and The Presbyterian-Reformed Church of San Nicolas de Bari is renewed through 2020.

View the Agreement

Free Advance Care Planning Health Fair


5:30-8:00 PM Wednesday May 10, 2018
Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church – 1801 Montaño Rd. Albuquerque, NMthe New Mexico Conversation Project

Good parking. Refreshments. Professionals to answer your questions. Free resources and handouts (in English and Spanish) to take home. A short program featuring national speaker Rev. Rosemary Lloyd, along with fellow New Mexicans, sharing stories about:


We all know how important it is to think and talk about our health care values ahead of time, so those values are respected in times of serious illness.

How should we start that conversation? What about family members who don’t want to talk about it? How should we talk to our doctors? What role does faith play? What resources are available to us here in New Mexico?

5:30-6:00 Refreshments. Visit tables, check out resources.
6:00-7:00 “Having the Conversation: Why it Matters”

Rev. Rosemary Lloyd, visiting speaker courtesy of the national
Conversation Project
New Mexicans telling their own personal stories

7:00-8:00 Visit with professionals about: advance directives, legal issues, talking with your health care provider, different faith perspectives, hospice and palliative care, assisted living and long term care, bringing young people into the conversation, diverse cultural values, and much more.


New Mexico Conversation Project:
National “The Conversation Project:”
Rev. Rosemary Lloyd: