Multifaith Works Upcoming Events

2007 Multifaith Works World AIDS Day Luncheon

2007 World AIDS Day Luncheon – Save the Date!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Registration: 11:30 a.m. – Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Washington State Convention & Trade Center

To register for the luncheon or to learn more about the event, click here!

 Shanti and CareTeam Trainings

CareTeams will be holding a training on Saturday, October 13th

Seattle First Baptist Church

8:45 am – 4:45 pm

Shanti training will be October 20, 21, 27, and 28. For more information, please contact Brian Halcomb, Volunteer Program

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World AIDS Day Benefit Concert

Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir presents a Gospel Concert of Hope and Healing

Saturday, December 1, 2007

3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Sanctuary of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

An offering will be taken to benefit Multifaith Works

 Fourth Thursday Listening Seminars

A second series of inclusive, interactive spirituality seminars drawing from diverse faith perspectives and our own deeper awareness. Creating a circle of honesty and trust in which participants can reflect, speak, listen and learn with like-hearted companions.

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -  Fourth Thursdays of the month.

October 25:        Listening for Spiritual Practice—finding dynamic expression for our deepest yearnings and newest beliefs

November 29:     Listening with Wholeness—containing and integrating pain and joy, rest and activity, soul and body

Facilitator: Trudy James, MRE, hospital chaplain, AIDS CareTeam Specialist for Multifaith Works in Seattle. Trudy has worked with CareTeams for people living with AIDS for 18 years and has facilitated seminars, trainings, small groups, and retreats for volunteers, congregations, health care professionals, people living with AIDS, and  others..

Cost: $30.00 for each seminar/$100 for all four seminars.

Class size limited.

 Swedish Medical Center Spiritual Care Day Seminar

Swedish Medical Center and Multifaith Works present:

What the Dying Teach Us:

Witness to a Naked Journey

Presentations by Megan Cole, Actor and Lecturer and Thomas McCormick, M.Div., D.Min.

Friday, October 19, 2007

8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill

Course description
This interactive seminar will offer opportunities for participants to hone communication skills and empathic presence with the ill and dying through the dialogue and exploration of one’s own mortality, transcultural themes of dying and ethical issues that arise at the end of life.

Course objectives

• Recognize how one’s awareness of one’s own mortality connects to one’s interaction with the dying and impacts empathic patient care

• Identify transcultural themes of dying and ethical dilemmas and their significance for patient-centered care

• Articulate three ways that compassionate care and physical comfort can support the ill and dying

• Identify the stages of loss and grief and their significance for the journey through death

Target audience
The annual Spiritual Care Day Seminar is planned for community pastors and outreach ministers, physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, health-care workers and volunteers.