YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
A VISITATION TRAINING EVENT
AT SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 5:30 P.M.
IN SECOND HALL
OUR GUEST PRESENTER IS SUSAN MCDOUGAL
These ministries coordinated by our Pastoral Care Ministry, encourage the gifts our lay people have for ministry and help the pastors in reaching out to those in need. The Pastoral Care Ministry is offering a wonderful training session for our visitation teams on Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 pm in Second Hall. Susan McDougal, staff chaplain at the UAMS Medical Center, will be our presenter. She serves as the chaplain to palliative care and multiple myeloma. McDougal, a Quaker, is the newest full-time chaplain at the Medical Center, joining the team in June 2011 after completing the UAMS Clinical Pastoral Education program. Her interest in becoming a chaplain was kindled by 18 months spent in prison for refusing to answer grand jury questions related to the Whitewater investigation of then-President Bill Clinton. “I was frightened in jail,” said McDougal. “These were women at the worst time in their lives, yet they embraced me and cared about me. It changed me and made me want to live up to that by offering a personal connection, comfort and caring to those who are in a time of trauma.”
We look forward to this informative training time.