Dealing With Aging

Pastoral Care Support

Those of us who are involved in pastoral care in Friends meetings and churches need to begin to talk about the process of growing older. Many Friends want their meeting to be a place where they can share their concerns about aging. It is important for Care & Oversight Committees to seek opportunities to initiate such conversations. Read the archived …

Disruption or Opening: How are We Led?

Pastoral Care Support

Various kinds of disruption in meetings not only can dilute our ability to have access to the Spirit, but also can make it more difficult to create community among ourselves and to discover what it really means to be Friends. Read the archived newsletter, Disruption or Opening: How Are We Led?

PYM Conducts Webinar on Care of the Caregiver

Pastoral Care Support

On Wednesday, January 30, 12:15 to 1:00 PYM conducted its first ever webinar on the Care of the Caregiver. Because even the most joyful caregiver can experience times of frustration and stress, our spiritual community can be a vital resource for Friends caring for a loved one or family member. For information about the future webinar on for more information on this …

Small Groups: Large Gains in Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Support

Isolation is one of the cruelest aspects of growing older. Activities may have to be curtailed because of chronic pain, the difficulty of night driving, limited mobility or responsibilities to family members. People may be reluctant to admit they miss the joy of companionship and mutual accomplishment. Not wanting to complain, they drop out of sight. One simple, effective means …