Over the past two weeks, members of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy had several online gatherings for chaplains and others who are on the front lines in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. More than 60 of us turned out – and they were powerful meetings. Due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on our world, we are continuing this series of meetings until further notice.
The purpose was simple: for us who listen to others, who listen to the folks we care for, to share with one another our Fears, our Panic and Grief, our anxieties, and even our Rage, and to do so in a supportive space. We didn’t gather to fix our workplaces or the healthcare system. We met to listen to one another in an environment of caring as fellow pilgrims on this journey through a pandemic.
Things aren’t going to get better before they get worse. And that’s why we’ve decided to gather in this way online more often -- and to do so regularly and at different times on different days — on a schedule that will work for just about any of us. The dates, time and Zoom links are posted here and on social media.
The gatherings are face-to-face while socially distancing. They are being held via Zoom, an online video platform. It’s easy to use with any smartphone or computer. If you don’t have the app already, download it. It’s free. And join us.
Please take all necessary precautions as you go about your ministry and your day to day lives. I look forward to seeing you soon.