Companionship Training Opportunities
If you are interested in training a group at your faith community in the Ministry of Companionship, please contact Joan at email@example.com or 617-504-6877 for more information.
In the words of the Rev. Dr. Craig Rennebohm who developed the companionship model:
"Companionship is a way of being present with another person in the midst of struggle or suffering. Companionship is a relationship supportive of healing and growth."
The training describes the companionship model and offers an opportunity to practice companionship skills. Being companions within and beyong your church walls contributes to communities of caring and hospitality.
Welcome to Chaplains on the Way.
The primary mission of the Chaplaincy is to be in relationship with people who are experiencing homelessness, living in poverty, or living with mental illness or addiction, as spiritual care providers and companions through life's struggles.
In living out our primary mission through presence, accompaniment and advocacy, we act as a bridge between those we serve and faith communities, schools, hospitals and social service providers. Our on-going relationships with people whose basic needs for housing and health care generally are not adequately met, inspire our work for systemic change, particularly around issues relating to homelessness, mental illness, and treatment for substance abuse.
Chaplains on the Way became incorporated in Massachusetts in June, 2010 and has received approval from the IRS for 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit status, which is effective as of the incorporation date. We are committed to serving people of all faiths, as well as people of no particular faith. We strive to help people find hope and meaning in their lives, by helping them draw upon their own faith traditions and life experiences.
We hope you will spend time to find out about what we do and how to get involved.
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Join us for a monthly labyrinth walk in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 34 Alder Street, Waltham. There are two monthly times:
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol and meditation tool. It is a unicursal path, meaning there is a single path in and out of the center. Labyrinths serve as a metaphor for the spiritual journey and life in general. Walks are free and open to the community of Waltham and beyond. People from all walks of life and faith traditions, are encouraged to participate. No experience is necessary.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
As of Spring, 2013
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
A ministry of presence in Waltham, consisting of pastoral walks around the city with stops at many places including the
Bible Study 7:00-8:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, 34 Alder Street Waltham except the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Knitting with the residents of the Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter 7:00-9:00PM
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00-8:30PM: A Labyrinth Walk in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 34 Alder Street, Waltham
9:00 - 10:00AM
2:00 - 3:00PM
7:00 - 8:00PM
The Wednesday after the second Tuesday 3:00-4:00PM: A Labyrinth Walk in the sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church, 34 Alder Street, Waltham
THE HEART LABYRINTH
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Chaplains on The Way
P.O. Box 812544
Wellesley, MA 02482