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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. Topic/Date: Community Health Among the Poor, March 20-22, 2003; Organization of a Health Service, May 12-23; Health, Culture and Community, May 27-31; Training Paramedical Health Workers, June 2-6; Biblical Basis of Health and Healing, June 9-11; How to Care for the Whole Person, June 1 2-14; A Christian Approach to the HIV Epidemic, June 16-20. Place: Bristol, TN. Contact: or Michelle Fagan, 423-652-4157.


[black small square] Living Out the Gospel Through Health Care Among the Poor. Annual conference sponsored by Christian Community Health Fellowship. May 15-1 8, 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. NCF is sponsoring a Spiritual Care Research conference in conjunction with this conference. Contact: or 773-843-2700. For more information, see


[black small square] A Celebration of Christian Scholarship: A Research Conference. Learn about and collaborate with those interested in research related to spiritual care from a Christian worldview. Explore what comprises a uniquely Christian view of spirituality. Conference held in conjunction with CCHF at North Park University, Chicago, IL, May 15-18, 2003. Speakers: Dr. Marsha Fowler and Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Taylor. Contact: or 608-274-4823 ext. 402. For more information see


[black small square] Christian Faith Influencing Nursing Practice. NCF Canada national conference. May 30-June 1, 2003 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Speaker: Verna Benner Carson. Contact: or or Doreen Westera, 709-777-7259.


[black small square] For Such a Time as This: Character and Courage in Nursing. NCF(R) summer conference for nurses and students. June 21-27, 2003 at Cedar Campus, MI. Contact: or Linda Kunz, 608-274-4823 ext.402. See also:




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


[black small square] Parish Nurse Basic Preparation Progam. The Nurse & Health Ministries Network, a program of Beatitudes Center DOAR (Developing Older Adult Resources), offers a standardized, comprehensive and interactive course designed to prepare experienced RNs to gain skills necessary for parish nursing. May 3-9, 2003 at Spirit in the Desert Lutheran Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ. Contact: or Sandy Sommers or Rose Coulter, 602-274-5022.


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




[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; Odessa-Midland/LaVerne Smith, 915-687-5606; San Angelo/Susan Pittman, 915-653-9091 or; Austin/Bobbra Campbell, 51 2-928-3694 or Waco and all other areas of Texas/Jane Hall, 254-772-8174 or Contact Jane Hall for area CNE offerings.




[black small square] Peacemakers: Biblical Conflict Management for Nurses Series. Sponsored by Wichita-Metro NCF Gathering for Nurses. Dates: March 17, 2003; April 21, 2003; May 19, 2003 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 or for a complete brochure see Credit: 2 contact hours for each completed session.


[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


[black small square] Oklahoma City Get-Togethers. Monthly meetings for prayer, speaker, discussion and fellowship on the 1st Tues. of the month sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowship(R). Place: Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Edmond, OK. Contact: Karen Gregory, 405-478-7722 or


[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: or Marabel Kersey, 515-834-2001.


[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 at Hillcrest Covenant Church, Prairie Village, KS. Credit: 3 contact hrs. Contact: or 949-496-7655; or Mary Rowland,




[black small square] Co-Workers Getting to You? Look to the Fruit of the Spirit. Sponsored by Cleveland area NCF(R) this conference will help nurses and other health care workers use the Fruit of the Spirit in dealing with selected workplace issues. March 20, 2003, 7-9 p.m., Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland, OH. Speakers: Dr. Harriet Coeling and Pat Gracey. Contact: Geri Harms, 440-777-9665.


[black small square] Stark and Summit (OH) Counties Seminar. NCF(R) spring conference. April 1 2, 2003, Malone College, Canton, OH. Speaker: Kamalini Kumar. Contact: Rose Day, or 330-477-5689.


[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. May 3, 2003 at Oakland Christian Church, Oakland Township, MI. Credit: 4 contact hrs. Contact: or 949-496-7655; or John Franklenstein,


[black small square] Faith and Healing Intensive Classes. North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, presents Theology of Caring and Health, May 27-31, 2003, and Ethics of Caring and Health, June 2-6, 2003. Contact: Mary Chase-Ziolek, or 773-244-6201.


[black small square] Dimensions in Spiritual Care: Caring Through Differences in End-of-Life Care. The 11th annual conference sponsored by IU School of Nursing Dept. of Lifelong Learning & IUPUI chapter NCF(R) Oct. 6, 2003 at I.U. Med. Center, Indianapolis, IN. Speaker: Dr. Claretta Dupree. Contact: or Diane Garner, 317-274-7779


[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: or Daria Ruffolo, 708-327-2681.


[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(R) 3193 (days), or Daniela Eichelberger, 262-375-3925 or


[black small square] Ohio NCF(R) Bible Studies. Monthly meetings sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowshi,(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] 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; Jamestown/ Julie Davidson,


[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, Hopkinton, MA. Speaker: Kamalini Kumar. Contact: or Marilyn Bullock, 617-625-9202.


[black small square] Ethics in the Workplace. NCF(R) spring conference. May 3, 2003, Washington, DC. Speaker: Arlene Miller. Contact: Sandi McGrail, or 703-278-8933.


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:; Internet: