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

 

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[black small square] Green, Spoiled or Ripe: Fruit of the Spirit in Your Nursing Life. Tenth annual conference/retreat sponsored by Rocky Mountain Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) September 20-22, 2002 at Bear Trap Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO. Speakers: Judy Crewell, Jennifer Lund, Nanci Alton and Helen Byrd. In New Mexico contact Tena Ross, 505-865-3196 or tenajune@earlthlink.net. In Colorado contact Jennifer Lund, 720-255-5642 or jenlund@aol.com. Credit: 3 pre-conference and 6 credit hours for the weekend.

 

[black small square] Compassionate Care for the Sick & Hurting. A4-hr, seminar for health care professionals, other caregivers and church lay people sponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship. September 14, 2002 in Santa Barbara, CA; and September 27-29, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. Credit: 3 contact hrs. Contact: 949-496-7655 or HCFUSA@juno.com.

 

[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 fireseeds@GoMets.org.

 

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

 

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[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, 409-564-3740; Corpus Christi/Debbie Miller, 361-991-2048; Dallas-Ft. Worth/Renee Kirk, 972-681-8472; Georgetown/Rita Fuentes, 254-527-4314; Houston area-Angleton/Rene Conrad, 281-337-3393; Odessa-Midland/LaVerne Smith, 915-683-3300; Waco and all other areas of Texas/Jane Hall, 254-772-8174 or hall2j@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Medical Evangelism Training & Strategies (METS). Theoretical and practical evangelism training presented by Medical Strategic Network, cosponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship. October 10-13, 2002 in Houston, TX. Contact: 909-797-2549 or rfireseeds@GoMets.org. Credit: 23 contact hrs.

 

[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. October 25, 2002 at Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ. Speaker: Doris Klein. Contact: Sandy Somers, 602-274-5022 or nmn@centerdoar.org.

 

CENTRAL

[black small square] Demystifying Spiritual Care. November 2 at East-minster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS. Speaker: Jane Hall. Contact: Ruth Snapp, 316-686-4578 or rsnapp@cox.net. Credit: 6 contact hours.

 

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

 

[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 Baptist Church, Edmond, OK. Contact: Karen Gregory, 405-478-7722 or 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: Des Moines, IA. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact: Marabel Kersey, 515-834-2001 or marabel.kersey@juno.com.

 

[black small square] Parish Nurse Preparation Course: A45 hours course at Grandview School of Nursing in Des Moines, IA on Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 from August 29-December 12, 2002. Credit: a Parish Nurse Certificate, and 3 undergraduate college credits. Contact: Marabel Kersey, 515-834-2001 or 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) Oct. 7, 2002 at I.U. Med. Center, Indianapolis, IN. Speaker: Joan Zetterlund. Contact: 317-274-7779 or censg@iupui.edu.

 

[black small square] Compassionate Care for the Sick & Hurting. A4-hr, seminar for health care professionals, other caregivers and church lay people sponsored by Hospital Christian Fellowship. October 12, 2002 in Sutton Bay, MI. Credit: 3 contact hrs. Contact: 949-496-7655 or HCFUSA@juno.com

 

[black small square] Flying with Eagles or Feeling like Turkeys: Surviving Nursing. Speaker: Bonnie Miller. October 12, 2002 at Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI. Contact: Dottie Sampson, 313-533-0406.

 

[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, IL. Contact: Daria Ruffolo, 708-327-2681 ordruffol@lumc.edu.

 

[black small square] Milwaukee NCF(R) Get-Togethers. Meetings every other month (2nd Tuesday) of Nurses Christian Fellowship(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 SonSet@milwpc.com.

 

[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, 440-777-9665; New Philadelphia-Dover/Wendy Evans, 330-343-6524.

 

[black small square] Chronic Illness and Disability: The Church's Challenge. North Park Theological Seminary in collaboration with Covenant Ministries of Benevolence will sponsor this conference on February 1-2, 2003 in Chicago, IL. Contact: Mary Chase-Ziolek, mchase-ziolek@north-park.edu or 773-244-6201.

 

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[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, 716-436-9232; Buffalo/Ada Scharf, 716-372-9387 or Scharfda@eznet.net; Jamestown/Julie Davidson, drdavidson@madbbs.com.

 

[black small square] Building Depth in Spiritual Care. A conference sponsored by New England Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) October 4, 2002 in Essex Junction, VT. Speaker: Verna Carson. Contact: Carole Richards, 802-847-3676 or cdrich@together.net. Credit: 6 contact hours.

 

[black small square] Here I Am, Lord [horizontal ellipsis] Discerning God's Call. A conference sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) Speakers: Mary Thompson and Judy Shelly. October 11-13, 2002 at Traber Center, Chester County, PA. Contact: Peg Waller, 717-299-7379.

 

[black small square] Cultural Diversity. A conference sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowship(R) at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, PA on November 2. Speaker: Kamalini Kumar. Contact: Cheryl Webb, 814-886-6401 orcwebb@mtaloy.edu.

 

[black small square] Slaying the Dragons in Nursing: Revitalizing Our Spirit of Caring. Annual nursing retreat sponsored by New England Nurses Christian Fellowship.(R) March 21, 2003 in the Boston area. Speaker: Kamalini Kumar. Contact: Marilyn Bullock, 617-625-9202 or jason-pixie@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 fireseeds@GoMets.org.