Monday, September 26 , 2016, 12:20 pm | Fair 94º

  • Follow Noozhawk on LinkedIn
  • Follow Noozhawk on Pinterest
  • Follow Noozhawk on YouTube
 
 
 
 

VNHC Honored with City Proclamation at Spiritual Care Workshop

On Oct. 22 at First Christian Church, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care hosted a Spiritual Care Workshop in recognition of Pastoral Care Week (Oct. 21-27), which gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds and types to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide.

VNHC was honored to host this workshop and pay tribute to the remarkable work of spiritual caregivers in the Santa Barbara community.

Dr. Sandra Kramer Geli, M.D., Ph.D., author of God’s Stethoscope and an internist at Sansum Clinic, was the featured guest speaker and presented “What Prayer Means to Me” to nearly 80 guests. All guests received a complimentary, signed copy of Dr. Geli’s book, as well as a certificate of attendance.

Also at the event, four local prominent clergy who give their time to hospice spiritual care needs were honored, including Pastor Henry Adams, a Buddhist pastor for Santa Barbara who was also celebrating the 90 years of Buddhist presence in Santa Barbara, Father Ludo De Clippel of Holy Cross, Pastor Pete Geli, who is retiring after 43 years of service in the SDA Church, and the Rev. Elaine Schoepf, the pastor of First Christian Church.

The director of Sarah House, Stephen Jones was also honored for the important work he does for the community.

This is the only interfaith event where 26 denominations came together for the cause of hospice. On behalf of the City Council, Councilman Grant House presented an official proclamation, signed by Mayor Helene Schneider, that recognized VNHC and their community partners in pastoral and spiritual care for their efforts to provide support for the spiritual concerns of the entire community, and proclaimed Oct. 21-27 as Pastoral Care Week in Santa Barbara.

— Jennifer Guess is a publicist representing Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >