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2019 Spirit Care Seminar

Posted: Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Colleen Algeo in

2019 Spirit Care Seminar

Day: May 14, 2019 Time: 08:00 AM-12:00 PM

Clergy and lay ministers are invited to join us an event that not only thanks you for partnering with us as we serve older adults, but also offers valuable resources to inspire and equip you and your staff in ministry. Enjoy a special presentation by, Rev. Joseph J. Kotva Jr. Ph.D., a prolific author and faculty member of Indiana University of Medicine.
Rev. Joseph J. Kotva Jr. will be speaking on the topic.  Living & Dying Well: The pastor as moral guide from pew to bed side.  He has authored numerous books, journal articles, and popular essays dealing with virtue ethics, medical ethics, and clergy ethics, including co-editing On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives on Medical Ethics.

Please Join Us!
Tuesday, May 14 – 8:00am – 12:00pm


 

 

Location: Peter Becker Community

Maplewood Estates

Arbor Conference Center (2nd Floor)

815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438

Who’s invited?

Clergy, lay ministers and health care professionals from throughout our region are welcome.

Tuesday, May 14, 2018

8:00am – 12:00pm

Peter Becker Community, Maplewood Estates

Arbor Conference Center (2nd Floor)

815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438

What’s in store:

  •  Enjoy a complimentary breakfast
  •  Engage in a thought-provoking presentation
  • Dialogue and fellowship with clergy, lay ministers and health care professionals
  • Gain new insights that will directly impact your day to day challenges

Presentation Outline:

Session 1 (8:30am to 9:30am):

“The pastor’s role in character and community.  Why the medicine still needs the church.”

Session 2 (9:45am to 10:45am):

“Christian Models for Healthy Living and Dying – A look at the Ars Moriendi.”

Session 3 (11:00am to 12:00pm):

“Discerning together: pastoral accompaniment in the emotionally hard cases of infertility and physician-assisted suicide/death with dignity”

Objectives:

This seminar will enable you to:

1) Explore the role of the pastor and faith community in ethical living.

2) Consider how a shared life and conversations increases our quality of life and death.

3) Engage with the Ars Moriendi tradition as a guide to life-giving decision-making.

4) Discern pastoral approaches to the emotionally charged issues of infertility and physicians-assisted suicide/death with dignity.

 

Rev. Joseph J. Kotva Jr. Ph.D

About Our Presenter

Rev. Joseph J. Kotva, Jr. Ph.D. is a faculty member of Indiana University of Medicine (South Bend).  Dr. Kotva earned his Ph.D in theology and Ethics at Fordham University, he served 10 years as a pastor in the Mennonite Church. He directed the Anabaptist Center for Healthcare Ethics and was a professor at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, IN.

He has authored numerous books, journals articles, and popular essays dealing with virtue ethics, medical ethics, and clergy ethics, including co-editing On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspective on Medical Ethics, 3rd edition (Eerdmans, 2012).  His most recent publication is ‘CPR as a Golden Calf’.

Registration Fee: Free – We are excited to offer free registration for this years event for all attendees who choose to register by May 10, 2019.  Day of event registration is $10.  So we encourage you to register early to take advantage of the free registration.

3 Easy Ways to Register: Please register on or before May 10.

• Simply call 215-703-4011

• Send an E-mail Merlin Hedrick – mhedrick@peterbeckercommunity.com

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• You can register now for this event by clicking here:


 

 

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Spirit Care Seminar

Merlin Hedrick

Director of Pastoral Care, Peter Becker Community

mhedrick@peterbeckercommunity.com