Pastoral Care Week (PCW) is just around the corner (October 25-31, 2015) and this year the theme is “Spiritual Care Together.” This year, PCW has partnered with a new vendor and their merchandise site (https://pastoralcare.geigershops.com/) is now open for business, with a simplified shopping cart and payment system. Additionally, there is a full-service customer care department with a toll-free number (1-800-318-3849. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST). Most orders will ship within 48 hours (to a physical address – no post office boxes!).
Pastoral Care Week (http://www.pastoralcareweek.org/) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and its rich history can be found at http://www.pastoralcareweek.org/origins.html) . PCW later affiliated with the COMISS Network (of which CPSP is a member). And CPSP’s own Linda Walsh-Garrison, BCCC, is the immediate Past-Chair of the Pastoral Care Week initiative, having served that role in a splendid fashion for several years.
“Spiritual Care Together” focuses on holistic care of the individual and the need to work collaboratively across disciplines to meet the biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs of those for whom we provide care. We seek this opportunity to dialogue, educate, support and join together in understanding the spiritual and/or religious needs that impact the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals as we join with them in their journey toward healing and wholeness.
Please take a look at the PCW website and see what merchandise might assist you in promoting our profession, as well as calling attention to your department’s vital role within your institution.
Dave Plummer, BCCC, DPP
Past-Chair, COMISS Network