Saturday Intensives 2007-2008

2007-2008 Saturday Intensives

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Contact to register for a Saturday Intensive.

Most of these courses are open to students and ministers. Some are also open to lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations.

Updated: 10/30/06

Fall 2007

Faithful Fools Street Retreat
9 a.m.-5p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2007           
Kay Jorgensen and Carmen Barsody

Faithful Fools offer a one-day street retreat in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. This is a form of practice that makes visible the inherent relationship between the parish and the community, and engages us in a process of personal and social change. “What holds us separate? What keeps us separated? As we walk the streets what still connects us?” This is the mantra we will walk with into the streets.  The day begins at 9 a.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco (1187 Franklin Street at Geary in San Francisco), and closes at 5 p.m. with a soup and bread supper at the Faithful Fools Street Ministry (234 Hyde St., San Francisco). This course is open to SKSM students, local ministers and lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations. A non-refundable check made out to "Faithful Fools" for $45 (above the cost of tuition) is due at the time of registration. SKSM students for whom the cost is prohibitive are encouraged to apply for Learning and Growth Grants.
SK 4207   
.5 unit               
Pass/Fail Only               
Limit: 25              
1187 Franklin Street at Geary

Spring 2008

Mental Health and Pastoral Care
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008
Barbara Meyers

People with mental disorders and their families sit in our pews, our streets and our jails. Frequently, a minister is the first person contacted by a person or a family undergoing mental health problems. This class is designed for ministers and pastoral care givers and will give an overview of mental health, consequences of mental disorder, treatment, the recovery model and pastoral care.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of religion and spirituality in mental health and the particular role that a minister or pastoral care giver can play. The required texts are "The Caring Congregation Program Handbook and Training Manual," acquired from the instructor, and "Counseling for The Soul in Distress – What Every Pastoral Counselor Should Know About Emotional and Mental Illness" by Roukema, Richard W., M.D., New York: The Haworth Pastoral Press, 1997. Students are required to read Chapters 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 16 in Roukema prior to this Saturday. This course is open to SKSM students, local ministers and lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations. 
SK 4117           
.5 unit
Pass/Fail Only                        


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