February 27, 2021


Name CHAT Canada Phone 604-800-2011 Email connect@chatcanada.org Categories Family & Education , Retirement




You are invited to join us for a webinar series to explore “The Art of Grandparenting”, led by Sandi Smoker.

Sandi was birthed into the world of grandparenting in 2010 which in the last decade grew to include 7 grandchildren.  Over this same decade, Sandi entered into graduate studies with Regent College, working toward an MA in Theological Studies.

As she considered a topic for her final project she began to wonder what God had in mind for the grandparent/grandchild relationship, and she began seeking out scholars who thought deeply on the topic. To her surprise, Sandi walked into the land of fairy tales – George MacDonald’s fairy stories to be exact. MacDonald was a 19th century Scottish poet, novelist, fantasy-creator, and pastor who inspired writers such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and Madeleine L’Engle.

She discovered that MacDonald’s character, the divine grandmother, resonated with the invitation she felt drawn to; that of mirroring God’s tender grandparenting heart to her grandchildren.  This led to the completion of her degree with an integrated project entitled, the Art and Theology of Grandparenting.

This project will be the foundation of our 3-week webinar series which concludes 10am (PST) for 2 hours, on February 27th.

You are invited to join us – using story, conversation, and expression – as we explore first-hand, the experiences, learnings and wisdom of grandparenting.  Together we will consider the legacy that is ours to offer all grandchildren born of love and blood.

Registration is FREE!

Need help with registering?
Contact us at connect@chatcanada.org.