New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Providing Pastoral Care in All Kinds of Weather


Friday, May 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 1:00pm


524 Pitt Hall Road
Old Chatham , NY
New York


Prepare to better serve your meeting community as a pastoral caregiver.

We will consider how to care for Friends who are homebound, hospitalized, terminally ill, and newly bereaved or grieving. We’ll also explore approaches to helping troubled or disruptive members and attenders and those with mental health problems. Gain skill and confidence to serve your Meeting Community in the area of Pastoral Care.

Bruce E. Heckman, M.Div., PhD., is a retired Hospice Chaplain who continues providing counseling and psychotherapy in part-time private practice. Before attending seminary late in his career, he worked in college counseling centers at Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, and the University of Texas at Austin and served as the clinical director of an addictions treatment center. He is a long-time member of Pastoral Care and Ministry committees in the Yellow Springs (Ohio) Friends Meeting and has led workshops at FGC Gatherings and small conferences. He is a long-time member of Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling and currently serves on its steering committee.

Tuition: $260/$145/$90/$195 Register here

Childcare with 3 weeks notice.

Contact Information

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]