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Are You Planning a Workshop, Conference, Retreat?

Pastoral and Spiritual Care has a list of resource people who can speak on a variety of subjects or facilitate small group discussions.  Their expertise includes:

  • Addictions
  • Aging
  • Building Community
  • Cancer Support
  • Meditation, Spiritual Leadership & Small Group Ministry
  • Music and Storytelling

Contact Pastoral & Spiritual Care at 403-294-0378  or email us for more information.

Shawl Ministry Program

Janet Bristow and Victoria Galo started this grass-roots ministry in 1998. “Care and the love of knitting are combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. ” For the full story and knitting/crocheting instructions visit

United Church of Canada — Retreat Centres

The United Church of Canada supports four Educational Centres across the country.  Each provides a variety of residential and short-term educational events for ministers and lay people of all ages.  Most exist because of a desire among lay people for education and networking.


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  • Joy’s Way, W. Brugh Joy, M.D. New York, Penguin, Putnam, 1979
  • Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, Myss, Caroline, Ph.D. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1996
  • Therapeutic Touch, Accepting Your Power to Heal, Krieger, Dolores, Ph.D., RN., Santa Fe: Bear & Company, 1993
  • The Healing Path of Prayer, Roth, Ron, Ph.D., Carlsbad: Hay House, 1999
  • Healing Touch, A Guidebook for Practitioners, 2nd edition, Hover- Kramer, Dorothea, Ed.D, RN, New York: Delmar, 2002
  • Prayer Is Good Medicine, Dossey, Larry, M.D., Harper, San Francisco, 1996
  • Anatomy of the Spirit, Myss, Caroline, Ph.D., New York: Three Rivers Press, 1996