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July 16, 2018
From the Executive Director's Desk
Trace Haythorn, Executive Director
I grew up in a family that was in many ways governed by our family business. My maternal grandfather and my father ran the only Baldwin piano and organ dealership in Texas. Living as a part of such a business meant my seasons were different from those of my peers. Like most retail businesses, the end of the calendar year was always a critical period, letting us know how the year might end compared to previous years. At the same time, summers were often important, for it was then that families thought of purchasing a new piano for their home, anticipating perhaps a child taking lessons in the fall. Houses of worship often shopped for pianos and organs during the summer before they began their budgeting process for the new year. Or a school might have funds remaining that could go towards a new piano or organ.

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CoP 2019 Funding Requests - due August 15th 
The application period for Community of Practice funding is now open for 2019. All registered communities are invited to submit a request for funding along with an estimated budget for next year.  This period will remain open until August 15, 2018. 

Still need to create and register your CoP? Complete a registration form and submit a request for funding before the deadline. 

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grants awarded
The 2018 Innovative Program Award grant cycle is now open! Applicants are invited to submit proposals for innovative CPE projects that do not exceed $7,000. This year a total of $20,600 is available in funding.

The 2018 Innovative Program Award application and proposal outline may be accessed by clicking here. Please submit a complete application and proposal (5-page maximum) in PDF format via email to Jasmine T. Okafor by July 31, 2018.

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In Case You Missed It
Can You Hear Me NOW: Supervising Students in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter - Session One, July 18th
Racial tensions in the United States continue to rise! Surprising cell phone videos showcasing police brutality against minorities, specifically African Americans, surface at an alarming frequency. Many local governments have voted to remove Confederate flags and statues from historic parks and landmarks fueling White Nationalist rallies and demonstrations. Current political leaders often incite bigotry and hate through social media.

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2019 Annual Conference Call For Workshop Applications
You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2019 ACPE Annual Conference.

The 2019 ACPE conference theme, "Exploring the Soul of Spiritual Care Education" invites presentations that engage the core values, traditions, and ethos of spiritual care education while addressing the needs of ever-changing contexts for care. Innovative, tried and true, and research based presentations as well as those sponsored by ACPE Communities of Practice will receive priority consideration.
Award Criteria and Nominations Now Available - Nominations due September 4th 
Effective January 1, 2018 the ACPE Foundation Service Awards Committee will receive award nominations, review award nominations, and make a recommendation to the ACPE Foundation Board for awardee selection. This slate of awardees will be shared with the ACPE Board of Directors.

The first task of the new Service Awards Committee was to review the current awards and recognition, procedures, and policies. Below are the revamped criteria and processes including a new award - the ACPE Inspiration Award!

Apply for Volunteer Leadership Positions
Volunteering to serve in a leadership capacity is a great way for member to contribute to the mission, work, and future of ACPE. It also provides members with leadership development and networking opportunities. There are leadership opportunities for all members of ACPE. The Leadership Development Committee is committed to assessing the skills and talents of each member interested in serving, as well as preparing everyone for the work.

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Weekly Highlights
This Week's Reflection
If summer interns are on track, it is often about now that some of the most difficult learning, reflection and awareness begins. Alice Walker offers the following poem that is perhaps an invitation for a time such as this:
"I will keep broken things" by Alice Walker

I will keep
Broken
Things:
The big clay
Pot
With raised
Iguanas
Chasing
Their
Tails;
Two
Of their
Wise
Heads
Sheared
Off;

I will keep
Broken
things:
The old
Slave
Market
Basket
Brought
To my
Door
By Mississippi
A jagged
Hole
Gouged
In its sturdy
Dark
Oak
Side.

I will keep
Broken
things:
The memory
Of
Those
Long
Delicious
Night
Swims
With
You;

I will keep
Broken
things:
In my house
There
Remains
An
Honored
Shelf
On which
I will
Keep
Broken
Things.

Their beauty
Is
They
Need
Not
Ever
Be
'fixed.'

I will keep
Your
Wild
Free
Laughter
Thoug h
It is now
Missing
Its
Reassuring
And
Graceful
Hinge.

I will keep
Broken
Things:

Thank you
So much!

I will keep
Broken
Things.

I will keep
You:

Pilgrim
Of
Sorrow.

I will keep
Myself.
extra
Amidst all of the traveling, vacationing, and visiting that the summer often invites, one may also find lots of waiting: for planes, for friends, for the next thing. Here's an interesting way to pass the time. GeoGuessr shows you images from Google Maps and you have to guess where in the world it is! Try for yourself! 




Saturday, July 21
* Tisha B'Av - Judaism
A solemn day of mourning and fasting for the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other tragedies in Jewish history coinciding with this date, beginning at sundown.

Sunday, July 22
* Feast of St. Mary Magdalene - Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran Christian churches
Also known as the Penitent, Mary Magdalene is celebrated as one of Jesus' earliest and most faithful disciples, after being healed by him. She is also recognized as a witness to Jesus' death and the first recorded witness of his resurrection on Easter.
Visit the ACPE website for more information. 
  • Ardella Gibson's mother died on July 5, 2018. Memorial services and burial were held in Arkansas on July 14. 
  • Robin Brown-Haithco's father, Mr. Reginald Brown, died on July 11, 2018. Robin was able to be with him shortly before he died. 
Visit the ACPE Memorials and Milestones page for more details. Please email webmaster@acpe.edu to add someone to our thoughts.
  • Career Opportunities
  • Chaplain Associate, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
  • Director of Pastoral Care and CPE, Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood, SC
  • Director of Spiritual Care, Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro, CA
  • Manager of Chaplaincy Services, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Mansfield,TX
Visit the ACPE website for a complete list of Career Opportunities and Residency/CEC Openings.

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