Sunday Service: 10:00am

{ NEC Couples & Marriage Ministry }

Strengthing Couples

What is NEC Couples/Marriage Ministries?
Part of Family Ministries @ NEC, NEC Couples seeks to:

  • Create space and opportunities for imperfect couples (let's face it, we all are!) who want the very best for their relationship and marriage and our willing to both give and receive support and encouragement.
  • To form a community of couples who seek God’s plan for marriage as a committed relationship based on trust and friendship that is guided by Him. We will be intentional in our efforts to seek His will in the ways we communicate with our spouse so that ourwords and actions are gentle, respectful, and affirming.

Find Support & Resources

Join our NEC Couples/Marriage Ministry Facebook Page 
Our hope is that through this page, couples can discover ways to connect in a real way, in the ways God intended for them to connect by: 
  1. Providing inspiration, insight, ideas and support via articles, podcasts, live chats
  2. Getting inspiration from each other for day to day stuff as well as ideas for possible future events, small groups/large events
  3. Serving as both a virtual and real-life community of support to NEC couples and beyond.

Current admin include: Heather Kempskie, Director of Family Ministries and Scott and Robin Cowper- NEC marriage champions. Join now.

Prepare & Enrich: Pre-Marriage & Marriage Tune-Up
NEC couple Scott and Robin Cowper walk alongside couples using the nationally and internationally acclaimed Prepare & Enrich curriculum. Private 6 one-hour sessions. $35 including an online marriage assessment tool. For more information, we invite you to email Robin Cowper.

Couples Connect House Parties 
The Cowpers have already hosted two house parties at their Franklin home and another one is coming soon (Fall 2018!)

Spend a casual evening getting to know other couples from New England Chapel while dining on some good food. Couples are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. Beverages are provided.

The night includes a short 'Marriage/Couple Growth Moment' that just may inspire you, encourage you or at the very least make you smile. 

If you're asking yourself, why would we go? If food and beverage at a beautiful home that you don't have to clean after is just not enough, read & consider this.

Get on the invite list

Date Night Ideas 

Apps: Be ready for conversation!

Between your parents and your grandparents, who do you think you are most like? In what ways?

When did you first get that definite feeling, “God is here. He is real.”? Where were you? What were you doing?

Name two things you want to be remembered for. How can I help you develop those two things?

Name an activity you used to do when you were younger that you don’t do anymore–but you’d likely enjoy if you started again. Do you think we could/should add it to our lives now?

Main Dish: Be ready for adventure!

Boston museums offer free admission on certain dates (Free)
Splitsville at Patriots Place $
Drive In movie $
Black Box in Franklin $$
Hike at Blue Hills Mountain (Free)
Stargaze at the Museum of Science in Boston after hours (Free)
Providence during Water Fires (Free)
Outdoor concert (Wrentham, Franklin & Bellingham) begin outdoor ones in June (Free)
Botanical Gardens: Tower Hill $
Sunset Sail in Boston $$
Free Boston (or mostly free) theatre Boston or Providence Theater $$
Comedy Club: the Improve Asylum in Boston, Laugh Boston, Comedy Connection in Providence $$



Pack a picnic and find a cool spot in your town to dine (Free)

Dress up the kitchen table for a fancy at-home dinner date (maybe re-create the first date meal!) (Free)

Look for a local trivia night at an area pub (Free, plus dinner or drinks)

Local Restaurants:

Ichigo Ichie
Café Assissi
Davio’s in Patriot’s place

Or in Providence for Waterfire, walk to one of these:

Café Nuvo
Mill’s Tavern
Lux Burger Bar