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Deepening Pastoral Practice Amidst Continuing Pandemic Realities

Deepening Pastoral Practice Amidst Continuing Pandemic Realities   with Dr Julie Clayton and Michael Collins This four-week workshop equips you with a framework to assess and evaluate where you currently find yourself in pastoral practice. You’ll determine what is needed to address the ongoing traumatic waves that impact pandemic-ridden congregations. Specific attention will be given to […] Read More

The Gathering Place

This is a 3-month pilot project of the Ministry Personnel Support Team (formerly Spiritual Care Network), welcoming United Church ministry personnel together for community and collegial support. The Gathering Place will happen on Zoom Tuesdays 10-11:30am PT / 11am-12:30pm MT Jan 12 Feb 9 Mar 9 Join us online at 10am on the 2nd Tuesday […] Read More

The Gathering Place

This is a 3-month pilot project of the Ministry Personnel Support Team (formerly Spiritual Care Network), welcoming United Church ministry personnel together for community and collegial support. The Gathering Place will happen on Zoom Tuesdays 10-11:30am PT / 11am-12:30pm MT Jan 12 Feb 9 Mar 9 Join us online at 10am on the 2nd Tuesday […] Read More

The Gathering Place

This is a 3-month pilot project of the Ministry Personnel Support Team (formerly Spiritual Care Network), welcoming United Church ministry personnel together for community and collegial support. Registration for the Zoom access is here (click). Read More

Faith Leaders For Such a Time as This, with Rev. Bev Brazier and Rev. Andy O’Neill

While this time is disorienting, challenging and requires rapid adaptation for all church leaders, it doesn’t stop the essential practice of faith: to pay attention to the life and faith of our community, to the challenges and opportunities of these circumstances, and to the wisdom of our tradition. What is being unveiled for us in […] Read More

Learning Circles: Pastoral Care

Gather for this time of inquiry hosted by Pastoral Care Minister, Margaret Harper, focused on the practice of pastoral care. In conversation with a small cohort of ministry personnel explore together what you are noticing, appreciating and wondering as you extend pastoral care at the end of a phone or a screen. Read More

Learning Circles: Pastoral Care

Gather for this time of inquiry hosted by Pastoral Care Minister, Margaret Harper, focused on the practice of pastoral care. In conversation with a small cohort of ministry personnel explore together what you are noticing, appreciating and wondering as you extend pastoral care at the end of a phone or a screen. Read More

Transforming Pastoral Care Amidst COVID-19 – Wednesday Cohort

DEEPENING SKILLS FOR TRAUMA-ORIENTED MINISTRY PRACTICE   COVID-19 is a global traumatic event. This in-depth course will help reorient you for the drastically changed context for ministry and deepen your capacity for pastoral caregiving amidst the trauma of COVID-19. Dr Julie Clayton and Michael Collins will equip you to face the disorientation of this time within your own skin […] Read More

Transforming Pastoral Care Amidst COVID-19 – Monday Cohort

DEEPENING SKILLS FOR TRAUMA-ORIENTED MINISTRY PRACTICE   COVID-19 is a global traumatic event. This in-depth course will help reorient you for the drastically changed context for ministry and deepen your capacity for pastoral caregiving amidst the trauma of COVID-19. Dr Julie Clayton and Michael Collins will equip you to face the disorientation of this time within your own skin […] Read More

Learning Circles: Pastoral Care

Gather for this time of inquiry hosted by Rev. Wade Lifton focused on the practice of pastoral care. With a small cohort of ministry personnel attending to pastoral care needs at a time when this care is being extended at the end of a phone or a screen – or via those allowed into health […] Read More

Learning Circles: Pastoral Care

Gather for this time of inquiry hosted by Rev Wade Lifton focused on the practice of pastoral care. With a small cohort of ministry personnel attending to pastoral care needs at a time when this care is being extended at the end of a phone or a screen – or via those allowed into health […] Read More

Supporting one another in times of traumatic events

The moment when a crisis becomes “real” may be different for each one of us. During our current pandemic that might have happened in a grocery store aisle with empty shelves, or in a sudden realization that a loved one is out of the country, or when picking up a message telling you not to come to work. As time passes with no relief, anxiety builds and our fears increase. But there is some relief you can give yourself even as the crisis continues and there are simple ways to support others. Read More