PTS Albright-Deering Workshop & Lecture
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Christ United Methodist Church (Franklin)
1135 Buffalo St.
Franklin, PA 16323

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Western PA Conference of The UMC Workshop
Cultivating Clergy & Laity Well-being

Feb. 15, 2023
Christ UMC (Franklin)
10:00 a.m.-3:00-p.m.

God intends for us to live an “abundant life” in which we flourish in God’s love. Recent research on clergy well-being reveals that the stories that shape our personal and pastoral identity play a critical role in our well-being. During this workshop we will: 1) move beyond the concept of self-care toward a theological vision of flourishing, 2) challenge and revise the stories that leave us languishing, 3) explore self-compassion in the process of story revision, and 4) move toward crafting hopeful future stories.

10:00-10:30 a.m. From Self-Care to Flourishing
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Role of Life Stories in Flourishing
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Practices of Self Compassion (revisiting Wesley’s General Rules)
2:00-2:10 p.m. Break
2:10-3:00 p.m. Crafting Hopeful Future Stories 

*Note: This event will also be livestreamed to:

  • Olmstead Manor Retreat Center (17 E Main St., Ludlow, PA 16333)
  •  Jumonville Camp and Retreat Center (887 Jumonville Rd., Hopwood, PA 15445)



Albright-Deering Lecture, Worship, and Lunch
Restorying in the Wake of Loss

Feb. 16, 2023
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

10:00-11:15 a.m. Lecture (in person and online)
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Worship
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (complimentary)

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