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Thursday, March 11, 2010

11:00 AM Registration

1:00 PM Opening Session

1:20 PMDevotions for Extroverts, and for the Others, Too
- Dr. James Kok

1:45 PMStarting the Kindness Journey
- Rhea Zakich

2:30 PM Break

3:00 PM A Thankful Recipient A Seed Planted that Grew into Ministry
- Terri Green

4:00 PM Break

4:15 PM Workshops

 
  1. “The 'Whole' Family Matters” - Dona Constantine
  2. “Care Ministry:  The Good, the Bad, the Ugly” - Bev Michielson
  3. “What You Must Know to Help the Grieving” - Dr. James Kok
  4. “Passing the Torch — Leaving a Legacy” - Dr. Glenn DeMaster

5:30 PM Dinner (provided)

6:30 PM Sing Along

6:45 PM Caring for All of Your Neighbors
- Erick Burres

Friday, March 12, 2010

7:30 AM Lectio Divina

8:30 AM Breakfast (provided)

9:00 AM Opening Session

9:15 AM Does God Want Me To Be Happy?  Examining the Scientific Data on
Happiness and Religion

- Dr. Robert Emmons

10:15 AM The Kindness Journey, Putting It into Practice - Part 2”
- Rhea Zakich

10:45 AM Break

  11:15 AM Workshops
 
  1. “A Time to Say Yes; A Time to Say No” - Dr. Eric Evenhuis
  2. “How to Help the Emotionally Injured After Tragedy Strikes”
    - Heather Sergeant
  3. “From Forgiving to Blessing Those Who Hurt You - A Spiritual Journey”
    - Dr. Vicki Orr

12:30 PM Lunch (provided)

1:30 PMHow God Cares for Us through Art and Beauty
- Dr. William Dyrness

2:30 PM Break

  3:00 PMWorkshops
 
  1. “Healing Touch is a Daily Blessing - Part 1” - Beth Jahncke
  2. “Visiting the Sick is Medicine to the Soul” - Chaplain Dona Williams
  3. “Jesus and Addiction” - Dr. John Vawter
  4. Spiritual Care Visits with Alzheimer’s Patients - Patty Mouton

4:30 PM “The Joke is On You”
- Coordinated by Fred Gillett

6:30 PM Care and Kindness Banquet and Entertainment

Saturday, March 13, 2010

7:30 AM Communion

8:15 AM Breakfast (provided)

9:00 AM Opening Session

9:15 AM It is All About Love It is All About Jesus
- Dr. James Kok

9:30 AM“The Spiritual Dangers of a Less-Than-Human Engagement of Acute Leukemia”
- Dr. Ron Nydam

10:30 AMThe Kindness Journey, Putting It into Practice - Part 3”
- Rhea Zakich

  11:15 AM Workshops
 
  1. “Healing Touch is a Daily Blessing - Part 2” - Beth Jahncke
  2. “Relationships Define Our Livesn - Part 1” - Rev. Dick Innes
  3. “Finding the Blessings in People with Cognitive Disabilities” - Dana Halle
  4. “Taking Control of Your Healthcare Decisions” - Lorie Eber

12:30 PM Lunch (provided)

1:30 PM “The Fruit Blossoms No Matter What”
- Dr. John Vawter

2:30 PM Break

  3:00 PM Workshops
 
  1. “Relationships Define Our Livesn - Part 2” - Rev. Dick Innes
  2. “Good Care for the Adoptive Family” - Dr. Ron Nydam
  3. “Israel: The Current Situation and How You Can Help” - Andrew Schneider
  4. “The Sandwich Generation”- Sharon Smith

4:15 PM Closing Challenge
“Taking Care and Kindness Home”
- Dr. James Kok