The Mile High Pikes Peak District (mhpp.rmcumc.org
) is sponsoring "Soul Repair: Ministry with Veterans" on Saturday, Sept. 17
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, 420 N. Nevada. Faith communities are uniquely positioned to heal the soul and strengthen the spirit of the veterans and their families. This workshop will help clergy and laity develop skills to welcome and journey with our veterans and their families toward well-being, healing and wholeness. The workshop will explore the needs of our returning warriors and their families, provide awareness and education of the challenges facing returning service men and women, and assist the local church in creating ministries and resources to help them find meaning and reconciliation. The concepts and models of care for veterans who have experienced trauma have relevancy to those in our congregations who have experienced trauma in other ways such as natural disasters, sexual violence, etc. Our presenter is Chaplain (Colonel) David Smith, who served as a senior leader in the United States Army Chaplaincy for 30 years, was deployed 9 times, received numerous military honors, and is currently the Coordinator of the Soul Care Initiative for Just Peace, in Washington, DC.
Registration information may be found at the Mile High Pikes Peak District website: www.mhpp.rmcumc.org