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Healing Mind, Body, and Spirit: Care for the Caregivers
Are you someone who takes the time to call people, or to hold them in your prayers when you know they are having a hard time?
Do you help organize rides for older Friends who wouldn’t otherwise be able to make it to worship?
Do people often confide in you?
Do you feel at ease just being with people when they are struggling, suffering or in pain?
Do others describe you as having a “healing”, “soothing” or “calming” presence?
Perhaps you serve on your meeting’s Pastoral Care Committee, Ministry and Counsel Committee, or Care and Community Committee, or Friends in the meeting just naturally turn to you when things get “sticky.”
If any of the above seems like it describes you—and you are looking for fellowship with others and an opportunity for connection with the Divine Love that grounds this work—this might be the event for you.
New England Yearly Meeting Ministry and Counsel is hosting a one-day retreat and workshop of rest and healing for Friends who do the work of pastoral care in their meetings. We hope that together we might experience the healing that comes from connection with the Spirit and with others who share in similar work, and that we will leave with practices and skills that will help us in the day to day work of healing and support that is so needed in each of our contexts, and in the world. There will be opportunities for fellowship and connection, worship, and sharing about the joys and struggles of our work.
We will be joined by several Friends with particular gifts to offer, including John Calvi (Putney, VT), who will be leading a portion of the day on energy healing practices.
Registration for the workshop is available online at: https://neymcaring4caregivers.eventbrite.com
Childcare will be provided!