Category Archives: Class Schedule

Postpartum Class July 2nd

One of our teaching couples, Mark & Chelle Smith-Vandergriff, is offering a Postpartum transition class on Wednesday, July 2nd, at 5:30pm in Jefferson City. Please contact them if you are interested in attending!

Generally, our transition courses (Postpartum, Premenopause) are scheduled as needed. If you are interested in one of these courses, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The transition classes generally take about 2 hours each, give or take a little depending on questions, size of class, etc., and you must have taken the Main Series course since the update in 2008, otherwise an Upgrade Class is recommended. The cost depends upon the status of current CCL membership, so we recommend contact a teaching couple for more specifics. Scholarship aid may be available, and we encourage anyone who has a need to ask. Our hope is that money will not be a barrier to learning.

If you have any questions about anything, especially whether you need an Upgrade Class, just contact any of us and we will be happy to help!

June 8th Classes

We have a couple of classes starting June 8th. Please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested. You never know – you might help someone discover the gift of Natural Family Planning!

Check out our Class Schedule page for our full schedule. If you are in need of a Transition class (Premenopause or Postpartum), a Main Series Class, or a Refresher course, and the current schedule doesn’t work for you, be sure to contact us and let us know!

Postpartum Class Scheduled

We will be teaching a postpartum NFP class on Monday, May 19 in Columbia at 9 a.m. If you or anyone you know is in need of this class, email kathleenbasi <at> gmail <dot> com. The postpartum transition can be a difficult and frustrating time to practice NFP. The more information you have going in, the better off you will be!


By Kathleen Basi

Premenopause Transition Classes & 2014 Class Schedule



Wow, have you seen our 2014 class schedule? It is looking great! Two classes have already started and the year is just beginning.

And we have two – count ’em TWO! – Premenopause Transition courses scheduled as well: June 8th and August 9th.

The Transition classes are complementary to the Main Class Series. As the name implies, in the Main Class Series you learn all you need to know to practice the sympto-thermal method, but these two type of life events, postpartum and premenopause, can be a little tricky and have special rules in regards to interpreting the mucus patterns that are affected by the changing hormone levels. Amazingly, the rules for both are just about the same which is why CCL has combined the courses into one book simply called Transitions Student Guide. Though rules may overlap at times, the end result is different (return of fertility after childbirth vs. approaching the end of the fertile years), and so it is taught in two separate courses.

At this time, Postpartum classes are scheduled upon request, usually because the time when a woman is ready for that course depends upon her due date and so on. The Premenopause class, however, is something that a woman may take anytime, usually close to the time that she suspects the change is coming or that it will come in a year or two. Learning the materials ahead of time is always helping not only in successfully interpreting cycles but also to prepare, even emotionally, for the changes to come, and to learn ways to stay healthy during the changes.

For those with current membership to CCL, there is no additional cost to take any Transition course, or, for that matter, an Upgrade Class for those who would like a refresher to the Main Class Series. The only cost is that of the student guide books, which can be purchased when registering for a class. For those without current membership, there is simply a small fee in addition to the book.

So, check out our schedules, bookmark or pass them along! You never know who might be interested, and we can always use the extra help in spreading the word.


Columbia, MO: Next Class Begins Sept. 22nd

For those of you in the Columbia, Mo., area, we have another main class series beginning Sunday Sept. 22nd at 1:30pm.

The first class will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall in Columbia, and classes two and three will be held in their home. Teaching couple, Christian and Kate Basi, have made the first class free and available to anyone interested in learning more about the Couple to Couple League’s sympto-thermal NFP method without the cost of registration. An RSVP is requested so that they know how many to expect, but it is not required. So, for you last-minute planners, come on by!

Each class is usually about 2 1/2 hours long, and students learn quite a bit in this short amount of time, especially with the first one, so be prepared to put your thinking caps on. A certain amount of class time is spent putting the method to work by completing practice charts. Those interested in continuing the course will receive help interpreting their personal charts at the second and third classes.

This is the last scheduled class for this year; more classes have already been scheduled for 2014 and can be found here. However, if additional classes are desired sooner, or if those dates do not work for you, please do not hesitate to contact a teaching couple in your area. You can also contact Jeremy and Maria Henson, who would be happy to discuss a possible virtual course with you.

Additionally, we do not have any postpartum and premenopause classes scheduled at this time, but we hope to soon. In the meanwhile, please also contact one of our teaching couples if either of these courses are needed.

To register for the above class series, or to search for additional classes, go to

New 2014 Class Schedule!

Whew, who is thinking about 2014 already? We are! Our 2014 class schedule is now available. You can check it out here. We’ve also got an easy-to-read .pdf ready to print; just look for the link on the page.

We are also starting a Resource list! I know I’m always on the lookout for a great read, especially pertaining to Catholicism and family life, and I love making lists, so this is a perfect of the two marriage (hehe!). Okay, well the list is pretty small at the moment, but it can only get bigger, right?

And yes, if you’re wondering if things look a bit different around here, you’d be right. How do you like the changes? If you think there is something we can do to make the website more user-friendly, just let us know!

In the meantime, I will work on my use of exclamation marks. (!!!)

June 1st Starts Next Class Series

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There has been a change to the 2013 Class Schedule and the the next class series will begin Saturday, June 1st, at 10am in Hallsville. Classes two and three will be June 22nd and July 13th, respectively. There is room for one more couple (maybe more if there is a great need). Can you help us spread the word? You never know who may be interested in a class… Contact Jeremy & Maria Henson for more information. Thank you!!