Restorying in the Wake of Loss: Albright-Deering Lecture 2023


Feb. 15-16, 2023

Feb. 15, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Western PA Conference of The UMC Workshop
Christ United Methodist Church (1135 Buffalo St., Franklin, PA 16323)
Livestreamed to Olmstead Manor Retreat Center (17 E Main St., Ludlow, PA 16333) and Jummonville Camp and Retreat Center (887 Jumonville Rd., Hopwood, PA 15445)

Feb. 16, 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Albright-Deering Lecture, Worship, and Lunch
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (616 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206)
In-person and Online


Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, all of us have been awash in losses of various sorts. We face not only grief, but also a disruption to our life story as we have lived it so far. Moving through grief requires us to make meaning of the loss, which occurs largely through the construction of story, and reimagining our future. Drawing together the insights from narrative theory and recent bereavement research on meaning-making Dr. Karen Scheib will help us consider how we engage in these processes of healing.

These events are free and open to the public. Join us!

Restorying What does it mean to restory our lives?
We have to know the stories of the past and have hope for the stories of the future.
Clergy Well-being What's the difference between self-care and well-being?
Dr. Karen Scheib will address clergy well-being during the upcoming lecture.




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