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Responding to Grief & Loss: A Workshop for Clergy

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Church Health

1350 Concourse Ave.

Memphis, TN 38104

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At Church Health, we’re committed to supporting the health, emotional, and spiritual needs of our community. Through our first Responding to Grief & Loss Workshop for Clergy, we will provide you with the tools to walk alongside your congregants in grief.

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The workshop is on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Church Health Community Room. The Community Room is located on the first floor of Crosstown Concourse between the West and Main Atria. All parking at Crosstown Concourse is free.

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This workshop is free, but if you would like to help sustain the clinical and wellness services of Church Health, please select the Donation ticket at checkout. Church Health is a not-for-profit organization that provides affordable healthcare to working uninsured people and their families in Shelby County. Learn more about us here.

GOOD-TO-KNOW

  • Must be clergy or credentialed faith leader to attend.
  • Preregistration is required.
  • Workshop includes a complementary lunch.

CONTACT

Feel free to contact us with questions or for registration assistance.

Lauren Hales, Faith Community Outreach Coordinator
901-701-2254
halesl@churchhealth.org

Sterling McNeal, Faith Community Relations Coordinator
901-701-2253
mcneals@churchhealth.org



Session 1: How to Talk About Dying

Dr. S
arita Wilson-Guffin
For clergy, the topic of death and dying is an unavoidable one in the life of a congregation, but so often they lack the training or experience
to be entirely comfortable discussing grief and loss. Dr. Sarita Wilson-Guffin, NICU Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, will give practical advice for clergy who are looking for ways to address grief and death both from the pulpit and in conversation with their congregants.


Session 2: Recognizing Your Boundaries
Dr. Lee Ramsey

Understanding how to address grief and talk openly about death is only the first step in a wholistic ministry approach to loss. As clergy, learning how to recognize your own personal boundaries in order to maintain a healthy relationship with congregants is a crucial second step. Dr. Lee Ramsey, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics at Memphis Theological Seminary, will discuss the importance of knowing, setting, and sticking to healthy ministerial boundaries.


Session 3: What Now? Resources and Next Steps
Join Church Health and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis and Pastor Jesse Johnson of Christ Church United Methodist as we discuss Memphis area resources for grief counseling, support groups, and other professional help. Gain information on how to involve your congregation in a healing ministry of grief support, and even how to educate your members on end-of-life preparations such as advance directives and funeral planning.

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