ACPE's weekly digest to keep you connected, better informed, and well-resourced for the week ahead.
November 13, 2017
Trace Informal
ACPE's Monday Briefing is a weekly digest from ACPE Executive Director Trace Haythorn
 
Each week you will receive related articles and updates on ACPE transitions. Also included are helpful links to keep you connected, better informed, and well-resourced for the week ahead.
Greetings from downtown Atlanta! Over 100 ACPE members have gathered in Atlanta for our biannual leadership meetings. Certification, Accreditation, and the Board of ACPE and the Foundation will address association business through Wednesday. Here's to a productive week!
Election Results
Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent ACPE leadership election! We had 583 people vote, one of the highest percentages in recent memory! The Board will consider nominations for the Advocacy, Research, Curriculum/Educational Resources, Professional Well-Being and half of the Leadership Development Committees this week. We'll post those names once confirmed. Please support these folks as they step into the new realities of ACPE governance!

Election results: http://bit.ly/2hXiNvG
Annual Billing
Just a reminder that Center and Individual invoices will be mailed this week. Please let us know if you have questions once you receive them. For some back ground, please refer to this article from the recent ACPE newsletter: http://bit.ly/2zwVK2n
Save the Date: November 28 is Giving Tuesday
Join your colleagues across the country, and support ACPE on Giving Tuesday-the National Day of Giving! Your support helps us to reach our goal of $5,000 to fund innovative CPE projects focused on research, and further position ACPE as a leader in spiritual care.

Check out this video of a wonderful Innovative CPE project past gifts made possible: http://bit.ly/2hnwcjD.  Once you make your gift, tell five friends to join us, too. 
A Poem for Reflection
In honor of those who serve our association so faithfully, a word from William Ayot:
"The Contract" by William Ayot

A word from the led

And in the end we follow them -
not because we are paid,
not because we might see some advantage,
not because of the things they have accomplished,
not even because of the dreams they dream
but simply because of who they are:
the man, the woman, the leader, the boss,
standing up there when the wave hits the rock,
passing out faith and confidence like life jackets,
knowing the currents, holding the doubts,
imagining the delights and terrors of every landfall;
captain, pirate, and parent by turns,
the bearer of our countless hopes and expectations.
We give them our trust. We give them our effort.
What we ask in return is that they stay true.

Something Extra
Adrian Budica offered the following from "The Moth," a podcast that is described as "stories [that] are true, as remembered by the storyteller and always told live." Here's a story from a chaplain: http://bit.ly/2hYmFNc
Something Else Extra
Pam Roberts shared this poem from her student, Tami Terpstra, a Masters of Divinity student at Denver Seminary: http://bit.ly/2hXwTgz
This Week on the Calendar
Tuesday, November 14
*The Advent (or Nativity) Fast - Christianity (Eastern churches)
The beginning of a forty-day vegetarian fast in preparation for the Feast of the Nativity (Christmas) commences at sundown. For Orthodox Christians who follow the old calendar, this fast begins two weeks later.
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