A round-up of dates when we may be in your local area, and events of general interest.
Debbie Thrower leads an ‘Equip Day’ in Bristol for churches interested in expanding their ministry among older people, in conjunction with the George Müller Charitable Trust, Bristol.
Called, ‘Making the most of our mature years’ it’s about equipping churches to offer spiritual care through the Anna Chaplaincy approach to supporting Older People. Explore some of the spiritual and emotional issues facing individuals growing old in the twenty-first century and see what’s distinctive about the whole spirituality of ageing.
Take part in a Messy Vintage demonstration from practitioner Jill Phipps. See for yourself the benefits of focusing on helping people to go on growing spiritually. ‘If you want to see more ministry among older people, improved support for those living with dementia and their carers, and to celebrate all that our mature years have to offer, this day is a must. Come and unlock how to take full advantage of the abundance of life-experience and wisdom among our older generations,’ said Debbie.
Change of venue:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue has changed to Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Ave, Bristol BS7 0BA
10:30 – Arrive (from when refreshments will be available for a prompt 11am start)
A 5-day, mid-week course at the beautiful retreat centre of Lee Abbey with Dr Jennifer Bute and Dr Ros Simpson.
Would you like to learn more about dementia and how to cope with it?
Are you a carer of someone with dementia and would like rest and sharing with others in a similar position?
Are you someone interested to help people who have dementia and their carers in your community?
Would you like your church to be more engaged and compassionate towards people who have dementia and their families?
Come to a midweek break at Lee Abbey in North Devon for a few days to meet Dr Jennifer Bute and Dr Ros Simpson of Southampton charity, Caraway, which is recruiting Anna Chaplains in the city, who will share about dementia, and our response to it. There will be talks, discussion, sharing, craft, and many other things that Lee Abbey is and provides. It is a great place. One person said of it: “ It’s a thin place where God inspires me.”
Dementia from the inside
About carers, surviving, thriving and being loved
Coping in tough times and brokenness
Dementia friendly churches and communities
What does scripture teach us about dementia?
Japanese memory group experience
“Peace by Piece”, a craft item.
Other programmes running alongside are Worship: Encountering God’s Presence with Jon Pocock and Bread of Life with Sue Pocock.