to a class is a good way to thoroughly learn NFP (other ways? Look
here). The standard CCL class fee
is $135 per couple, which includes all the books and materials
to learn and practice NFP. It also includes a years' membership in CCL
and subscription to Family Foundations
for your continuing education; plus Postpartum and Premenopause classes if you're interested. (Ask the
pastor at your church if he
will pay the fee for you. Some do.)
Local Class Particulars
Class meetings are normally one evening a month for 3 months (3
two-hour meetings total). Each month we teach you a few rules,
starting with the basics, and you can put them to use right away on
your own cycle. The next meeting gives you some more rules, biological
background, chart interpretation practice, and practical tips. And we
have a look at your chart to see if you're doing OK.
Every CCL class series worldwide is identical, so the
meeting 2, for instance, is the same as another class series' meeting
2. So, if you miss one, you
can come to another class somewhere else (including a Virtual Class).
Your fiance/spouse can attend somewhere else if needed. No extra
You probably won't need to take notes
because it's all
in the book. You'll
need a pencil (with a big eraser) because you'll be doing some practice
short reading to do at home to reinforce what you've learned.
at least 2 classes a year in Oneida County and Watertown, usually in the Fall and Spring to avoid vacations and holidays. If
the dates or times are bad for you, call us and we'll see if
something else is
better for everybody. Other locations and times are driven by demand. If you'd like us to come teach a class
somewhere else, let us know. (We will make
you do some of the legwork.)
Our classes are listed
in the Class Finder
and should show up when you put in New York State or your zip code.
You'll see all the
future classes that we've scheduled, and you can sign up right there
using a credit card. The Course Kit is sent from CCL Central in Cincinnati after you sign up.
You can also get the
Home Study Course from CCL
and come to any class session anywhere for no extra charge, and
call/write/e-mail us (or any Teaching Couple, or CCL Central) with
are welcome. Both spouses are encouraged to come.
Clergy are invited to stop in any time to see what goes on.
you have questions, call Mary Margaret and Jim Van Damme in Rome,
339-2143; David and Julie Cook in Watertown, 782-2658;
or our promoters, Carol and Dave Armitage, 896-5003, who cover the
Utica area, or Terry and Lisa Carguello in Syracuse, 637-9268. Or hit
the email button up top. (We're all in the 315 area code.)
Virtual Class... that's a last resort for people who can't come
due to distance or scheduling, but want to attend a "real" class
instead of the Home Study Course. Virtual Classes in your time zone
will start at least once a month, some in Spanish; you can also attend
others if the times are OK. You'll need a computer with a broadband
Internet connection, and microphone and webcam if you want to be seen
and heard. Otherwise, you have to type your comments and questions.
Both the Cooks and Van Dammes teach Virtual Classes, but you might get
the Hrkaches in Ottawa or somebody else depending on the date it
Well, those are
the more frequently asked