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WV Caring to Host FreeEnd-of-Life Training for Clergy

Burnsville’s WV Caring will host a clergy conference on Wednesday, September 20, entitled, “Caring for Your Flock at the End-of-Life.” This free, training will provide end-of-life knowledge and tools to help the clergy, ministers, lay people and other key figures in the faith-based communities better serve their congregations and the communities they minister to.
Thoroughly understanding the complexity of end-of-life issues and the important role the clergy plays in providing counseling and grief support for the seriously ill and their families, WV Caring saw the lack of information and resources available to the faith-based community and decided to expand its outreach in spiritual care to those who need their expertise and support.
When facing death and even a medical crisis, the physical aspects of the illness or disease are addressed, while the mind and spirit issues are often ignored. This conference will focus on the spiritual aspects of end-of-life issues, advance care planning decisions, and how to better minister to the sick, and their families needing support. Participants will explore ways to utilize their lay people, gain confidence in dealing with serious illnesses and become more knowledgeable about end-of-life.
The training will be held from 9 AM – 12 PM at Sand Fork Baptist Church, Gilmer Street in Sand Fork, WV. Reverend Lynn Keener, WV Caring Hospice Chaplain, will be the key speaker. The training is free to the clergy, ministers, laypeople, and other key people in the faith-based community. The morning will include breakfast and fellowship.
To reserve your spot at this educational opportunity, please contact Elaina Massey by Monday, September 18th at (681)406–9057 or email her at: [email protected].