Sister Care Seminars
for Caring Ministry
Sister Care seminars validate women's gifts of caring and equip them to respond more effectively and confidently to the needs of others in their lives and in the congregation.
See also: Sister Care brochure and
Carolyn Heggen new Sister Care co-facilitator
Presenters: Rhoda Keener and Carolyn Heggen
Upcoming Sister Care seminars
School for Leadership Training
Workshops on Compassionate Listening and
Transforming Loss and Grief
January 21-23, 2013 - Eastern Mennonite Seminary
February 9-17, 2013
April 12-14, 2013 - Oak Glen Christian Conference Center
Central District and Ohio
April 26-27, 2013 - First Mennonite Church
May 9-20, 2013 - Chihuahua and Mexico City
August 6-12, 2013 - Bogota
September 6-7, 2013 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 27-28, 2013 - Kaufman Mennonite Church
New York City churches (Atlantic Coast and Lancaster)
October 4-6, 2013 - Camp Deerpark
West Brookville, New York
November 1-2, 2013 - location to be announced
For information on how to register, or to schedule a Sister Care seminar in your area,
contact our office.
Over 2,000 women have attended Sister Care seminars since 2008!
24 men have attended Member Care.
| "I cannot find words to express how helpful the Sister Care seminar has been. I was thoroughly challenged in my state of listening skills and that has changed me forever." - Oregon. |
"It's great to have the manual to go back to and grow with." - Ohio
"Sister Care is revolutionary. This is cutting edge." - New York City Sister Care brochure
|Topics Sister Care explores:
Claiming my identity as God’s beloved
What we believe about our personal worth and identity mamkes a difference in how we care for others.
Caring for Self and Others
Caring for others is costly. We need to set limits and nurture ourselves as we minister to others in our homes, congregations, and communities.
Compassionate listening is spiritual work that can help transform brokenness and grief.
Transforming loss and grief
God's healing often happens in the context of a caring congregation of people who have done their own healing work, have learned from their experiences, and grown in compassion for others.
Lorraine Eby's monthly column in The Burning Bush, Franklin Conference: "The Kitchen Table"
See timbrel Archive page for articles on Sister Care.
See article by Patty Burdette "A Gift for Outreach to Women: Sister Care."
“Women learn to set boundaries in caring” by Anna Groff (The Mennonite, Feb. 19, 2008).
Sister Care seminars since 2008:
2/08: Harrisonburg, Virginia - pilot seminar with 90 attendees (Virginia)
2/09: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - 30 (Franklin)
5/09: Divide, Colorado - 30 (Mountain States)
5/09: Elkhart, Indiana - 75 (Ind.-Mich. and Central District)
10/09: Harrisburg, Pa. - 185 (Atlantic Coast and Lancaster)
5/10: Kidron, Ohio - 75 (Central District and Ohio)
10/10: Boise, Idaho - 25 (Pacific Northwest)
10/10: Oregon - 65 (Pacific Northwest)
10/10: Washington - 35 (Pacific Northwest)
11/10: Kalona, Iowa - 75 (Central Plains)
2/11: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - 80 (Franklin)
8/11: Normal, Illinois - 85 (Illinois)
9/11: Viborg, South Dakota - 65 (Central Plains)
9/11: Osage, Minnesota - 30 (North Central)
10/11: Sarasota, Florida - 50 (Southeast)
11/11: Hesston, Kansas - 90 (Western District and South Central)
1/12: Portland, Oregon (Member Care) - 80 (Pacific Northwest)
2/12: Meridian, Mississippi - 50 (Gulf States)
3/12: Rochester, New York - 65 (New York)
3/12: Souderton, Pennsylvania - 122 (Franconia and Eastern District)
5/12: Goshen, Indiana - 115 (Central District and Indiana-Michigan)
9/12: Lynchburg, Virginia - 128 (Virginia)
10/12: All India Mennonite Women Conference - 325 (Cuttack, India)
11/12: Tansen and Kathmandu, Nepal - two seminars - 60