July Pastoral Seminars Available


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© 2016 R. Underwood

Lifelong Learning @ oates.org

In this issue:  

  • APC Convention specials
  • July seminars open for registration
  • Tribute to the Orlando LGBT community
  • C.A.R.E. Channel

Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Convention Special

We invite everyone to come by the Oates Institute booth at the APC Convention and be placed in a drawing for a free years’ membership. We would love to talk with you about how we can better serve the APC chaplains.

In case you are not there, you can also take advantage of the APC Convention Special membership rate of $165, a $30 savings. Just use the special link to memberships below.

July Seminars open for registration 

July seminars are now open for registration. See the information below

New Seeds for Contemplation – Discussion of the book by Thomas Merton engaging for ourselves some of these practices. Read more. 

Exploring the Gifts of Imperfection–Using Brene Brown’s terrific book, we will explore engaging the world from a place of worthiness. Read more.

Fiction, Spirituality and Holistic Care at the End of Life – Todd Johnson’s book, The Sweet By and By, is the text for this seminar discussing living in community, aging, end-of-life issues, and family systems. Read more.

Up From the Ashes: A Father and Son’s Journey through Addiction and Recovery -Facilitated by Jay & Rick Underwood. This seminar will be presented by our executive director, who is currently at the APC Convention. Read more.

August Seminars will begin August 10 

Holding the Boundaries: Professional Ethics

Exploring the Power of Stories in Spiritual Care

Pastoral Care of Bereaved Parents

Strategic Chaplaincy: Ways to Get a Seat at the Leadership Table – Facilitated by Rick Underwood


Registration is easy, members need only drop a quick email to [email protected]. Non-members may purchase access to a particular seminar for $95. You will pay the $95 non-member registration and indicate the seminar of choice. Or you may also send an email to [email protected].

Tribute to Orlando LGBTQ Community

Our  heartfelt concern and prayers go out to all that have been affected by the tragic events at the PULSE nightclub in Orlando. Prior to leaving for the APC Convention, we were at one place, attending services and other expressions of support in Louisville. Then we came to Orlando. The grief and resolve are palpable as we drive around the city.

We invite our members and friends to join together to help raise our countries’ (whatever country we are part of)  awareness of the harvest of hate and fear and to work for mutual respect and compassion among peoples.

APC Booth at Convention

The Oates Institute will be at the upcoming APC Convention in Orlando, Florida, June 23-26. Please join us for special drawings and a terrific event. For more information about that, use this APC LINK.


We have discovered a wonderful resource of natural video images and music for hospitals. Check them out if you haven’t already.

Contribute to the work of the Oates Institute by using this link: DONATE HERE. Or you may send a contribution to: Oates Institute, 1733 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205.

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