Apr 052013

This one-day workshop will be held on Saturday 20 April 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church, Sudbury and will be led by Rev. Dr. Anne Simmons.

Caring for and supporting dying and grieving persons is a critical aspect of pastoral ministry for which people 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 base 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. There will be experiential aspects to these workshops

Anne Simmonds teaches Ministry with Dying and Grieving Persons at Emmanuel College. She has had extensive experience with the dying and bereaved both as Director of Chaplaincy at the former Wellesley Hospital, as former minister of pastoral care at Rosedale United Church and as a former nurse. She is a gifted facilitator whose previous workshop is Sudbury was extremely well received.


9:00- 9:30   Registration and refreshments

9:30 – 10:40 Session 1:  What Dying People Want?

10:40-10:55 Break

10:55- 12:00 Session 2:  Grief and Loss

12 noon to 1:00 Lunch

1:00- 2:15 Session 3:  Caregiver Grief

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Session 4: The Pastoral Conversation


Registration Information

 Registration is $50 which includes refreshments and a simple lunch. (This reflects a $10 discount through MILC)

People who participated in one of the MILC Pastoral Care Workshops in October 2012 or January 2013 receive a $5 discount making the cost $45.

People who participated in both these workshops receive a $10 discount making the cost $40.

Financial assistance available, please contact gschell@laurentian.ca

Please send cheques made out to Manitou Intentional Learning Community and registration forms to MILC, St Andrew’s United Church, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 4T5

Click here for the Registration Form.

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