Continuing education events for ministers address Leviticus, elder care challenges




The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) with offices on the campus of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College is publicizing two continuing education events this spring: “Ten-Plus Reasons to Love Leviticus” on April 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Susquehanna Room at Elizabethtown College, and “Cultivating Conversations...Navigating Elder Care Challenges” on May 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, Pa.

Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center Leviticus event
Courtesy of Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center

Ten-Plus Reasons to Love Leviticus” will feature keynote speaker Bob Neff, an Old Testament scholar, president emeritus of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and former general secretary of the Church of the Brethren. Other speakers will address related topics including Christina Bucher speaking on sexuality in Leviticus from different faith perspectives, David Leiter speaking on social justice and Leviticus, Frank Ramirez speaking on the Brethren and Leviticus 19, and Brody Rike speaking on atonement and orientation to God. Cost is $60 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and .6 continuing education credits for ministers. Registration is due by April 10.

Elder care training at Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center
Courtesy of Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center

Cultivating Conversations...Navigating Elder Care Challenges” will feature a number of presenters including Clayton Lingg, an elder care attorney, speaking on “Legal Matters”; Joan Groh, a community relations liaison for hospice and community care, speaking on “Comfort and Care When Needed Most”; and Cross Keys’ Memory Care Support Team members Jennifer Holcolm, Kimberly Korge, and Kathy Staub speaking on “Managing Difficult Conversations.” Registration costs $60 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and .5 continuing education credits for ministers. Registration is due by April 24.

For more information and to register, contact the SVMC office at 717-361-1450 or svmc@etown.edu.

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