Category Archives: Retreats

Giving Voice: Through Prayers, Poetry, Postcards and More

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.

 

Reflecting Transitions Through Meditation, Stories, Poetry and Art

Reflecting Transitions Through Meditation, Stories, Poetry and Art

Retreat for TMC Peppi’s House Staff

Friday, October 12, 2012

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, CA Photo ┬ęCynthia Langston Kirk

St. Francis United Methodist Church

Transitions permeate the work you do and fill the lives you live. To walk with patients and their loved ones during life-changing transitions is to be present at their growing edge. It is to offer your gifts and care at a time when those with whom you work are reeling from circumstances and desperately need your knowledgeable and caring presence.