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[black small square] Global Health Training. One-to two-week workshops offered by King College's Peeke School of Christian Mission to provide continuing education for health care professionals. Topic/2003 Dates: Short-term Medical Missions, January 9-11; Community Health Among the Poor, March 20-22. Place: Bristol, TN. Contact: Julie Wine, 423-652-4767 or mailto:jacharles@king.edu.

 

[black small square] Living Out the Gospel Through Health Care Among the Poor. Annual conference sponsored by Christian Community Health Fellowship. May 15-18, 2003 at North Park University, Chicago, IL. Learn about the resources available for increasing access to health care for the poor. Meet Christians who are succeeding at serving the poor and discover how your ministry can duplicate their success. Contact: 773-843-2700 or mailto:cchf@cchf.org. For more information, see http://www.cchf.org.

 

WEST

[black small square] Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul. Christian inspiration and "Chicken Soup" sponsored by Denver NCF(R) on January 18, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital, Russell Pavilion. Speaker: LeAnn Thieman, author. Contact: Jennifer Lund, 303-254-5862 or mailto:jenlund@aol.com. Space is limited.

 

[black small square] Medical Evangelism Training & Strategies (METS). Theoretical and practical evangelism training presented by Medical Strategic Network, cosponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship. February 20-23, 2003 at the Forest Home Conference Center in southern California. Credit: 23 contact hrs. Contact: 909-797-2549 or mailto:fireseeds@GoMets.org.

 

[black small square] Responding to the Nursing Environment. A one-day conference for new grads and graduating seniors. March 29, 2003 at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Speakers: Jane Bacon and Diane Stegmeir. Contact: Diane Stegmeir, 408-248-2997 or mailto:DiStegs@aol.com.

 

[black small square] Ethics. A retreat for nurses sponsored by NCF.(R) September 26-28, 2003 at YWAM Retreat Center in Chico, CA. Speaker: Jennifer Lahl, founder and director of The Center for Bioethics. Contact: Diane Stegmeir, 408-248-2997 or mailto:DiStegs@aol.com.

 

SOUTHWEST

 

[black small square] Slaying the Dragons in Nursing: Revitalizing Our Spirit of Caring. Annual Texas retreat. January 31-February 2, 2003 at Round Top Conference, Round Top, TX. Speaker: Kamalini Kumar. Contact: Jane Hall, 254-772-8174 or mailto:hall2@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Parish Nursing Basic Preparation. Prepares registered nurses to serve as parish nurses within faith communities. February 27-March 1 and March 27-29 at Monte Vista Christian Church in Albuquerque, NM. Contact Marge Davis, 505-883-7983 or mailto:mkdavi@email.msn.com.

 

[black small square] NCF(R) Meetings. Texas local NCF(R) meetings for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Place/Contact: Nacogdoches-Lufkin/Lauren Gaudette, 409-564-3740; Corpus Christi/Debbie Miller, 361-991-2048; Dallas-Ft. Worth/Renee Kirk, 972-681-8472; Odessa-Midland/LaVerne Smith, 915-687-5606; San Angelo/ Susan Pittman, 915-653-9091 or mailto:sooziqu68@aol.com; Austin/Bobbra Campbell, 512-928-3694 or mailto:bcampbellpnm@yahoo.com. Waco and all other areas of Texas/Jane Hall, 254-772-8174 or mailto:hall2j@juno.com. Contact Jane Hall for area CNE offerings.

 

CENTRAL

[black small square] Peacemakers: Biblical Conflict Management for Nurses Series. Sponsored by Wichita-Metro NCF Gathering for Nurses. 2003 Dates: January 20; February 17; March 17; April 21; May 19 at First Evangelical Free Church, Wichita, KS. Speakers: Ron and Deanna Rogg, Betty Sullivan and Ruth Snapp. Contact: Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, 316-685-0428 or mailto:ksshoff@southwind.net or for a complete brochure see http://www.ivcf.org/ncf/http://conferences.html#central. Credit: up to 14 contact hours (2 for each complete session).

 

[black small square] Kansas City Nurse Fellowship. Monthly meetings for prayer, fellowship and Bible study sponsored by NCF.(R) Place: Overland Park, KS. Contact: Lois Osborn, 913-262-2478 or mailto:loisosborn@prodigy.net.

 

[black small square] Oklahoma City GeHogethers. Monthly meetings for prayer, speaker, discussion and fellowship on the 1st Tues. of the month sponsored by NCF.(R) Place: Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Edmond, OK. Contact: Karen Gregory, 405-478-7722 or mailto:KLGRNRRT7@aol.com.

 

[black small square] NCF(R) Soup, Singing and Scripture. Monthly meetings on 4th Tuesdays and 4th Thursdays, sponsored by NCF(R) in Des Moines, IA, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact: Marabel Kersey, 515-834-2001 or mailto:marabel.kersey@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Compassionate Care for the Sick & Hurting. A 4-hr, seminar for health care professionals, other caregivers and church lay people sponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship. April 5, 2003 in Kansas City, KS. Credit: 3 contact hrs. Contact: 949-496-7655 or mailto:HCFUSA@juno.com.

 

GREAT LAKES

[black small square] Living Like Turkeys or Flying Like Eagles: Surviving Nursing. Sponsored by the Chicago area NCF(R) on February 1, 2003. Speaker: Bonnie Miller. Contact: Grace Tazelaar, 630-268-9436 or mailto:GJTaz@aol.com.

 

[black small square] Chicago Area NCF(R) Get-Togethers. Monthly meetings on last Thurs. evenings sponsored by NCF,(R)a series on spiritual care, periodically with a special speaker. Place: Loyola Univ. Health System, Maywood, IL. Contact: Daria Ruffolo, 708-327-2681 mailto:ordruffol@lumc.edu.

 

[black small square] Milwaukee NCF(R) Get-Togethers. Meetings every other month (2nd Tuesday) of NCF(R) for Bible study, discussion and networking. Place: Milwaukee, WI. Contact: Dawn Johnson, 414-535-6865 x 3193 (days), or Daniela Eichelberger, 262-375-3925 or mailto:SonSet@milwpc.com.

 

[black small square] Ohio NCF(R) Bible Studies. Monthly meetings sponsored by NCF(R) for study, prayer and fellowship. Place/ Contact: Cleveland West Side/Geri Harms, 440-777-9665; New Philadelphia-Dover/Wendy Evans, 330-343-6524.

 

[black small square] Faith and Healing Connection: The Church's Challenge in Chronic Illness and Disability. This interdisciplinary conference for health care professionals, clergy and chaplains will explore how the church can cultivate inclusive materials for persons with chronic illness or disability. February 1-2, 2003 in Chicago, IL. Contact: Mary Chase-Ziolek, mailto:mchase-ziolek@north-park.edu or 773-244-6201.

 

EAST

[black small square] New York NCF(R) Meetings. New York local NCF(R) monthly get-togethers for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Place/Contact: Rochester/Nancy Hines, 716-436-9232; Buffalo/Ada Scharf, 716-372-9387 or mailto:Scharfda@eznet.net; Jamestown/Julie Davidson, mailto:drdavidson@madbbs.com.

 

[black small square] Slaying the Dragons in Nursing: Revitalizing Our Spirit of Caring. Annual nursing retreat sponsored by New England NCF.(R) March 21, 2003 in the Boston area. Speaker: Kamalini Kumar. Contact: Marilyn Bullock, 617-625-9202 or mailto:Jasonpixie@juno.com.

 

SOUTHEAST

[black small square] Medical Evangelism Training & Strategies (METS). Theoretical and practical evangelism training presented by Medical Strategic Network, cosponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship. January 23-26, 2003 in Orlando, FL. Credit: 23 contact hrs. Contact: 909-797-2549 or mailto:fireseeds@GoMets.org.

 

Do you want information on NCF(R) in your area or how to start a group? Contact the Nurses Christian Fellowship(R) office, PO Box 7895, Madison, WI 53707-7895; 608-274-4823 x 401; e-mail: mailto:ncf@ivcf.org; Internet: http://www.ncf-jcn.org.