New Lay Pastoral Care Training Opportunity begins February 12, 2018
The leadership team for the Community of Hope at St. Luke’s is delighted to announce that we have been welcomed as a new center for Community of Hope International’s lay pastoral care program, and we are now in full swing planning training for our first commissioning of lay pastoral caregivers.
The Community of Hope is an international Christian community of lay volunteer pastoral caregivers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality and equipped for and serving in pastoral care ministries. Training consists of a 14-week, 42-hour curriculum ranging from Theology of Pastoral, to Death and Grief, and Understanding Family Systems, taught by a highly experienced theological and community care faculty. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of how lay chaplains can make a positive difference and become additional “hands” and feet” who offer a listening ear while being present to those in our church community and beyond.
Classes will begin on February 12 and run through May, culminating in commissioning as a lay pastoral caregiver. We will host an Adult Forum on January 14 to provide further information, or to learn more contact Meghan Biery (email@example.com), Susan Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tuck Bowerfind (email@example.com).
Please look at COHI's website to learn more, or pick up a copy of the brochure in the narthex. If you are interested in becoming a lay pastoral caregiver, please contact Susan Harris for an application, due by January 25.
Our Pastoral Care endeavors to make Saint Luke's a model of love, nurture, and care through ministries and activities that promote respect and mutual affection.
Let us know of illness, a death in the family, or other pastoral emergencies, please call 703.765.4342, press 114 to reach the rector, leave a message which will be forwarded to his mobile phone should he not available when you call.
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