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
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.”
Breakfast & registration
Questions & discussion
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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