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Planning Family Time
Life can be hectic at times for the Case family, ministry team at the Wisconsin Academy Church. To keep their family relationships strong, they schedule a weekly family day, couple's date and father/son date. The Cases find it helps to inform the church family of their scheduled family times. They shared the letter below, which was recently shared in their church newsletter to inform members of their family dates.

Family Time

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you for your collective effort to respect our published family time. As you know, family time is extremely important given the assault on families that is currently taking place. Satan works hard to break all families apart.
With Joshua starting school, this is a new phase in life for us; and our family schedule will be changing. (Probably a few times until we find something that works.)
Sunday will remain our family day. Instead of a date night, Laurella and I will be having a "date afternoon." We are thinking roughly 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Finally, I will no longer have the same opportunity for long pancake breakfasts with Joshua. :-( We will be trying out a boys' afternoon on Wednesday.
So my new family time schedule will look like this.

  • Family Day: Sunday
  • Boys' Time: Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Hot Date with Laurella: Thursday afternoon, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Adam Case, Pastor, Wisconsin Academy SDA Church, Columbus, Wisconsin
Source: Originally published in Pastor’s Post, August 15, 2012

Pastor Case also shared the following about his commitment to guard family time:

"I have maintained a day off and weekly date night with my wife since I began ministry. Advice given to me in college.  :-) When I go into a district, one of the first things I talk to them about is the sanctity of family. Two of the most important institutions created by God (during the creation week) are marriage and Sabbath. Both are under great attack in our world.


"I publish my day off, date night; and after my son was born, I began to publish my 'boys' time.' My congregations have been respectful and even appreciative of this. With Joshua starting school, this changes everything. So it's time to adjust.  :-)"

Adam and Laurella Case, ministry team at the Wisconsin Academy Church, and their son, Joshua, recently enjoyed a hike at Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin.