Holy Ground: Pastoral Care of the
Dying and Bereaved
With Anne Simmonds
June 8, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
College Ave. United Church, Woodstock, Ontario
Caring for and supporting dying and grieving persons is a critical aspect of pastoral ministry for which clergy often feel ill-prepared. This workshop combines the “very personal face” and “immediacy” of caring for the dying and bereaved as well as a theoretical and theological basis for this work. This work-shop will provide participants with an opportunity for reflection on their professional and personal concerns and experiences regarding death and grief and an opportunity to enhance their ability to provide pastoral care to the dying and bereaved.
Anne Simmonds teaches Ministry with Dying and Grieving Persons at Emmanuel College. She has had extensive experience with the dying and bereaved as Director of Chaplaincy at the former Wellesley Hospital, as former minister of pastoral care at Rosedale United Church and as a former nurse.
INFORMATION: Workshop fee $55.00, includes lunch and coffee breaks. Deadline for registration May 31, 2013. 15% discount for two or more from a congregation and students half price. For further information contact Betsy Anderson 416-813-4096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.