Mercy Conference and Retreat Center is pleased to partner with the Henri Nouwen Society to bring this program to support caregivers in our community.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(includes lunch and a workbook)
If you are a professional or at-home caregiver, you know how challenging and exhausting it can be to support those with intensive or chronic care needs.
Caregivers need care too. That is why we are pleased to present a one-day retreat designed for active caregivers in need of spiritual encouragement and community support.
Courage for Caregivers will address the needs of individuals in caregiving roles – professionals and those who find themselves caring for family members or friends.
Presenter: Marjorie J. Thompson brings to her ministry three decades of experience with retreat work, teaching, and writing in Christian spiritual formation. Author of the best-selling Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life, she considers writing central to her calling as a Presbyterian minister.
For twelve years Marjorie served as Director of Pathways in Congregational Spirituality with Upper Room Ministries in Nashville, where she was chief architect of Companions in Christ, an innovative small-group resource series for adult spiritual formation. Currently she works on a free-lance basis from home, offering retreats, lectures, and spiritual guidance. Her most recent books for pastoral leaders and engaged laity are The Gift of Encouragement (Abingdon, 2013) and Forgiveness: A Lenten Study (WJK, 2014).
Marjorie has served two congregations in pastoral ministry, and as adjunct faculty for six seminaries. Her educational path includes Swarthmore College, McCormick Theological Seminary, and a research fellowship at Yale Divinity School where she was deeply influenced by her mentor, Henri Nouwen. It was through Henri that Marjorie met and later married her beloved life partner, John Mogabgab, founding editor of Weavings journal. John crossed the threshold into Life Eternal on their 33 rd anniversary in 2014.
There is a limited fund of money available for financial assistance for those in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. If you are interested in attending and having difficulty affording the cost, please click on this link first to see if you might be eligible for assistance.
All registrations are on-line and being managed by the Henri Nouwen Society. Only 75 seats are available, so register soon!