Giving Voice: Through Prayers, Poetry, Postcards and More
A Retreat for the Tucson Chaplains’ Association
Monday, October 22, 2012
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Are you sometimes too weary to speak what is on your heart? How do your patients/clients and families struggle to speak of change, of illness, of emotions, of dying, of relationships? How do you and your colleagues find ways to express your own frustration and grief?
“Giving voice” means to express what we think or feel. It is also to be a voice for those who cannot. Every day as chaplains you give voce with more than your vocal chords. Yours is a holistic approach that assists care receivers, colleagues, and yourselves in realizing truths and speaking honestly, lovingly.
We will experience a day of refreshment as we explore tangible way of giving voice individually and in community. It will be a time of learning and sharing, but also a time apart from demanding responsibilities, a time of fun and renewal.