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Deadline for Pa. pastoral care training is Friday, Feb. 1

January 24, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. —  The Chambersburg Hospital pastoral care department's annual training for laypersons on clinical pastoral care in a health care setting will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 1.

 The training is a diploma-level course consisting of nine, consecutive, weekly training sessions.  Each session will last approximately two hours and 30 minutes. The training includes a one-day off campus retreat on Saturday, May 11.

The training is free, but participants are required to purchase the course books.  In exchange for the training, participants are asked to commit to a visitation period of three hours per week for six months. Upon the successful completion of the training and the visitation period, participants may be certified as lay pastoral caregivers. Applicants will need a letter of recommendation from their pastor.

For more information, contact Beth Shetter-Ray at 717-262-4526 or bshetter@summithealth.org

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