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INTERNATIONAL

[black small square] Jesus Christ, the Hope of Nursing: Just Ethics. The 4th North American Conference (NAC) sponsored by 11 Christian nursing institutions and organizations, including Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF).(R) Place: Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. Dates: June 15-18, 2002. Contact: NCF, phone: (608) 274-4823, ext. 402; e-mail: ncf@ivcf.org, website: http://www.ncf-jcn.org.

 

[black small square] Spiritual Care Research from a Christian Worldview. A conference sponsored by NCF(R) to consider research in Christian spiritual care as a foundational component for nursing leadership, education and practice. Place: Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Nigara Falls, Ont., Canada. Date: June 14, 2002. Contact: NCF, phone (608) 274-4823, ext. 402; e-mail: ncf@ivcf.org.

 

[black small square] Bioethics at the Bedside: Present and Future Challenges for Whole-Person Health Care. 9th annual conference sponsored by The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity & other organizations, including NCF.(R) Pre- and post-conferences. Place: Trinity Int. Univ., Deer- field, Ill. Dates: July 18-20, 2002. Contact: (888) 246-3844, on-line: http://www.cbhd.org/upcomingevents.

 

NATIONAL

[black small square] Medical Evangelism Training & Strategies (METS). Theoretical and practical evangelism training presented by Medical Strategic Network, cosponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship. 2002 Dates/Place: June 15-18, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.; June 23-26, Houston, Texas; June 29, Rolling Hills, Calif. Contact: phone: (909) 797-2549; e-mail: fireseeds@GoMets.org.

 

[black small square] Global Health Care. One- to two-week ongoing-workshops offered by King College's Peeke School of Christian Mission to provide continuing education for health care professionals. Place: Bristol, Tenn. Contact: Yu Chi Fagan, phone: (423) 652-4157; e-mail: mcfagan@king.edu.

 

WEST

[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. 2002 Date/Place: June 8, Atascadero, Calif.; June 29, Rolling Hills, Calif. Contact: (949) 496-7655; e-mail: HCFUSA@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Fruits of the Spirit in Your Nursing Life. Tenth annual conference/retreat sponsored by Rocky Mountain Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) Dates: Sept. 20-22, 2002. Place: Bear Trap Ranch, Colorado Springs, Colo. Credit: CNE and college credit 6 hours; Contact: NCF, e-mail: ncf@ivcf.org. In New Mexico contact Tena Ross, phone: (505) 865-3196; e-mail: tenajune@earthlink.net; in Colorado contact: Jennifer Lund, phone: (720) 255-5642; e-mail: jenlund@aol.com.

 

[black small square] Church Related Ministries. Ongoing seminars sponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship, West Coast Conference. Place: Modesto, Calif. Contact: HCF at (949) 496-7655 or HCFUSA@juno.com.

 

SOUTHWEST

[black small square] NCF(R) Meetings. Texas local Nurses Christian Fellowship(R) meetings for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Place/Contact: Nacogdoches-Lufkin/Lauren Gaudette, phone: (409) 564-3740; Corpus Christi/Debbie Miller, phone: (361) 991-2048; Dallas-Ft. Worth/Renee Kirk, phone: (972) 681-8472; Georgetown/Rita Fuentes, phone: (254) 527-4314; Houston area-Angleton/Rene Conrad, phone: (281) 337-3393; Odessa-Midland/LaVerne Smith, phone: (915) 683-3300; Waco and all other areas of Texas/Jane Hall, phone: (254) 772-8174; email: hall2j@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Journey of the Soul: Walking Our Sacred Path. A one-day workshop sponsored by Nurse Ministries Network, a program of Beatitudes Center DOAR (Developing Older Adult Resources), using poetry, music and art as tools for parish nurses and others involved in health ministry to enrich their spiritual journey. Place: Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, Ariz. Date: Oct. 25, 2002. Speaker: Doris Klein. Contact: Sandy Somers, phone: (602) 274-5022; e-mail: nmn@centerdoar.org.

 

CENTRAL

[black small square] Kansas City Area Get-Togethers. Monthly meetings for prayer, fellowship and Bible study "Finding Contentment" sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) Place: Overland Park, Kans. Contact: Lois Osborn, phone: (913) 262-2478; e-mail llosborn@msn.com.

 

[black small square] Oklahoma City Get-Togethers. Monthly meetings for prayer, speaker, discussion and fellowship on the 1 st Tues. of the month sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) Place: Henderson Hills Bapt. Church, Edmond, Okla. Contact: Karen Gregory, phone: (405) 478-7722; e-mail: KLGRNRRT7@aol.com.

 

[black small square] NCF(R) Soup, Singing and Scripture. Monthly meetings on 4th Tuesdays and 4th Thursdays, sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) Place: DesMoines, Ia. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact: Marabel Kersey, phone: (515) 834-2001; e-mail: marabel.kersey@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Parish Nurse Preparation Course: A 45-hour course at Grandview School of Nursing in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 from August 29-December 12. A Parish Nurse Certificate, and 3 undergraduate college credits. Contact: Marabel Kersey, phone: (515) 834-2001; e-mail: marabel.kersey@juno.com.

 

GREAT LAKES

[black small square] Dimensions in Spiritual Care: Developing a Caring Relationship with Patients. The 10th annual one-day spiritual care conference in Indianapolis sponsored by IU School of Nursing Cont. Ed. & IUPUI chapter NCF.(R) Place: I.U. Med. Center, Indianapolis, Ind. Date: Oct. 7, 2002. Speaker: Joan Zetterlund. Contact: phone: (317) 274-7779; e-mail: censg@iupui.edu.

 

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

 

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

 

[black small square] Graduate Courses in Faith and Healing. Interdisciplinary courses, "an education for your head, your heart and your hands." Place: North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. Course: Biblical Perspectives on Health and Healing/intensive. Date: June 17-21, 2002. Contact: Mary Chase-Ziolek, phone (773) 244-6201; e-mail mchase-ziolek@northpark.edu.

 

EAST

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

 

[black small square] Peaceful Reflections. Annual nursing retreat sponsored by New England Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) Place: Pink Blossoms Family Resort, Ogunquit, Me. Dates: Sept. 5-8, 2002. Speaker: Anne Workman. Contact: Marilyn Bullock, phone (617) 625-9202; e-mail: jasonpixie@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Building Depth in Spiritual Care. A conference sponsored by New England Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) Place: Burlington, Vt. Date: October 4, 2002. Contact: Carole Richards, e-mail: cdrich@together.net.

 

SOUTHEAST

[black small square] Congregational Nurse Preparation Course. A week-long residential program for RNs interested in a beginning parish nursing or health ministry role. Place: Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30341. Dates: July 21-27, 2002. Credit: 51 contact hours. Contact: Shirley Rawlins, phone: (678) 547-6797; e-mail: rawlins_sr@mercer.edu.

 

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

 

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