Community of Hope meeting September 8 at St. Alban’s, Arlington
Community of Hope is a pastoral care training program for laity. You’re invited to a Community of Hope meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 pm September 8, 2015 in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church office at Theatre Arlington, 316 W. Main Street, Arlington, Texas 76010. Come learn how you can strengthen our Christian community and provide care for the care receiver and much needed support for the caregiver. Please RSVP to Ron Hitchcock at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Rev. Scot McComas at email@example.com. Dinner and snacks will be provided.
Download and read a letter about this Community of Hope event.
The mission of Community of Hope is to create and sustain Christian communities of volunteer lay pastoral caregivers around the world. Community of Hope communities are united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and equipped for and serving in pastoral care communities.
Community of Hope International equips lay people to serve in all forms of pastoral care. Pastoral care is when a person is being “present” in a listening, compassionate, non-controlling manner to an individual or group for the purpose of consciously or unconsciously representing God to them and seeking to respond to their spiritual needs. Through ongoing, spiritual formation and practical lessons on care giving, members learn to match theological insights and spiritual practices with their experiences of ministering to others and giving spiritual guidance.