Henderson Settlement MountainTalk with Bishop Ken Carder
Friday, April 27, 2018

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Henderson Settlement
16773 Hwy 190
P.O. Box 205
Frakes, KY 40940

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606-337-2613 ext 320


Mike Feely

You are invited to come to the mountains of eastern Kentucky! To rest, relax, renew ... and ponder what it means to serve those around us in the name of Christ. On Friday, April 27, Henderson Settlement will host our fifth MountainTalk. We’re inviting pastors and laity (those behind the pulpit, in the pew, and maybe even outside the building) to teach and talk around a particular theme – and we are inviting you to share in the learning and conversation. This event is designed for laidback learning in a relaxed, beautiful space that’s ideal for thinking and dreaming about possibilities. We will listen and learn from each other. Our theme is “Living with Dementia: Challenges and Opportunities,” with Bishop Kenneth Carder. Dementia diseases are more feared than most threats to life and health. Yet a growing number of people live with cognitive impair- ments themselves or care for loved ones with a dementia disease. Ken Carder serves as caregiver for his wife of 57 years, Linda, and as chaplain of a memory care unit. Additionally, he teaches a seminary course for pastors entitled “Dementia through a Pastoral Theological Lens.” He will share his own story and the blessings and challenges of living with dementia. Among the questions to ponder are the following: What does it mean to be a person when the mind fails and memories are lost? What if a person forgets God? What gifts do people with dementia offer us? What abides when memories fade? Ken is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School; and Senior Visiting Professor at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He also serves as chaplain of the memory care facility at the Heri- tage at Lowman in Chapin, S.C. He was elected to the episcopacy in 1992 while serving as pastor of Church Street UMC in Knoxville. He served as bishop of the Nashville Area, 1992-2000, and the Jackson Area, 2000-2004. He joined the Duke Divinity School faculty in 2004. He is the author of several books, including “Sermons on United Methodist Beliefs,” and “Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way.” He co-authored with Dr. Laceye Warner a book entitled “Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership from a Wesleyan Perspective.” 8 a.m. Breakfast & registration 9 a.m. Introductions 9:15-10:30 a.m. Ken Carder 10:30-11:30 a.m. Questions & discussion 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:30 a.m. Conversation continues 2 p.m. Wrap-up The cost for the day is $40 (including meals). You are also cordially invited to stay at Henderson Settlement on Thursday night for an additional, small fee of $25 per night. Continuing education credits are available

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