Announcing CPE…

A parish-based CPE Unit (Unit 1, Level 1) will begin August 3rd. Most group meetings in this unit will be on Zoom, and some will be held in Union City and Dyersburg. This will be a full-time unit taking place over a 12-week period. All required reading materials are included in the tuition and will be accessible online. A Master of Divinity degree (or the equivalent) is a required part of the application for admission. Although CPE is mainly taken by those who want to be chaplains (since four CPE units are the standard minimum for applying to be a Board Certified Chaplain), CPE is also for people in parish ministry who want to strengthen their professional and pastoral care skills. If interested, please use the Contact page on this website to request further information.


Grateful Heart Counseling
Rev Carolyn Smith Goings, PhD
To schedule a counseling session on Zoom, or for more information,
send a message using the form on the Contact page on this website.

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Prayer for a Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced,
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors,
remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home,
remember those who must choose between preserving
their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our
children when their schools close,
remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips,
remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the
tumult of the economic market,
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home,
remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country.
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap
our arms around each other.
Let us yet find ways to be the loving
embrace of God to our neighbors.