The Ballou Channing District is pleased to announce that Sally Patton will be offering a workshop on Feb. 12th. This event is free, though registration is required to secure your space and to assist us in planning for refreshments and other logistics. Lay leaders from neighboring districts are most welcome. Contact me with questions. ~ Peter
Creating the Beloved Community for all Children
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Location in South Eastern Mass to be announced.
About the Program
Serving children with special needs is complicated. It is critically important for individuals involved religious education and pastoral care and congregation life in all its aspects to understand the complexities, and stresses families experience with a child with special challenges. Ministering to children with differences helps us to be more creative about ministry to all our children. This workshop will provide basic information to build a welcoming ministry for all families and children and youth.
9:00 AM – 1 PM Program
Snacks will be provided as we are meeting through 1pm without a formal lunch.
- religious educators
- youth advisors
- other lay leaders
About Sally Patton
Ms Patton has worked with children with disabilities for over 35 years. She is an author of several books including Welcoming Children With Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities and has conducted workshops on ministering to children with special needs in a variety of faith communities. Her website it www.embracechildspirit.org
In the event a snow storm forces the workshop to be postponed registered individuals will be contacted by e-mail on Friday, February 11, 2011.