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Clergy Care Virtual Retreat: “Navigating Clergy Bereavement Overload”
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Navigating Clergy Bereavement Overload
Leader: Rev. Miriam Mick, pastor of Aldersgate UMC and Inman UMC
Date/Time: October 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
While the Divine sometimes affords us a bubble of grace from which to do our public work, at times when the losses and funerals pile up, it becomes too much. While we want to allow ourselves to model the experience of grief for our congregations, self-care is necessary to continue to pastor in the midst of our pain and our helplessness in alleviating the pain of the work, but have not learned to live fully in God’s abiding presence.
God is as close as our breath. However, many of us have not developed mindfulness of God’s presence. The fruit of practicing the presence of God is a life more fully aligned with God’s purposes. We are more able to listen for what God has to say to us. We experience a depth of intimacy with God. God becomes our constant companion. In this virtual retreat, we will explore the possibilities.
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.