Disaster and Resilience: Congregations as Resource and Refuge

10:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2013
4:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013
Contact Name:
Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee
Climate change brings many challenges to our planet, one of which is the increased incidence and intensity of natural disasters, such as damages caused by storms, hurricanes, flooding, and drought. How specifically can congregations respond, helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our members and communities? Join us for the third annual THecology Conference! STH Basement, Oxnam and Hartman Rooms Earns 1/2 Continuing Education Credit for Clergy Session One: The Phases of Disasters and Congregational Relief Organizations (UMCOR, Lutheran Disaster Relief) Speakers: Mr. David A. Stackpole, UMVIM Coordinator for New England Conference of the United Methodist Church Patsy A. Glista, Assistant to the Bishop for Operations, Upstate NY Synod – ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Session Two: Practical Skills During and After Natural Disasters Speakers: Tamarleigh Grenfell, Primitive Skills Student Mimi Magee, Southern Maine Community Organizations; United Methodist Pastor Session Three: How Congregations Can Provide Healing Theology and Liturgy Following Disasters Speakers: Elizabeth Parsons, Lecturer, Boston University School of Theology Michelle Walsh, Doctoral Candidate, Boston University School of Theology Cosponsored by the STH Alum Office Email zawn@bu.edu to register $25 (Free to Students) Lunch Included