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Moving Together, Moving Ahead 
Carlos Bell, Presiden

The ACPE Research Network seeks to foster connections among members of ACPE interested in research, to encourage original research, and to raise awareness about published research related to spirituality, pastoral care, and Clinical Pastoral Education.

Review the Updated Bylaws
Since the  October 31, 2016 Briefing  from Trace Haythorn, we have received more feedback from members and our attorneys regarding the redlined bylaws. Please review these updated bylaws. For more clarity we also created a new graph to highlight the changes.
The vote will take place online. Click here for instructions. The "voting booth" will be open from Monday, November 7, 8:00am EST until Wednesday, November 9 11:59pm PST. We intend to send out a "News You Can Use" Thursday, November 10 once the election results have been verified.
Marc Medwed
Program Manager
Thank you all for giving us feedback on the use of LiveText - we have heard you, we agree with you and we are working on a new alternative! At its Fall meeting, the Accreditation Commission will be test-driving a new program that is more user-friendly and that has greater accessibility for Supervisors and for Regional Committees. Stay tuned for more information following the Fall Leadership Meeting.

Congratulations to Stu Plummer on His Retirement
Stu Plummer, South Central RD and Foundation President
On October 13, 2016, ACPE celebrated Stu Plummer for his 20+ years of service as regional director for the South Central region. Trace Haythorn, Terry Izaguirre and Jasmine Okafor from the national office staff also joined in the festivities. The South Central region made a $5,000 tribute gift to the 2016 ACPE Annual Campaign in honor of Stu's dedicated leadership to the association in various capacities, including as FCPE President and Interim Executive Director! 

If you also wish to honor Stu for his service to ACPE, we invite you to also make a gift the Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work Annual Campaign by clicking here or mailing your gift to the ACPE national office!
It's Giving Time! 

Can you believe it? It's November and we've already raised $60,000 towards our $85,000 goal annual campaign goal! Thanks to all who have already invested in ACPE. And, if you've not yet given-now is the time to make sure your region is the winner of the Friendly Regional Giving Competition!

Check out this video to get the details. 

For more information, contact Biju Chacko or Melissa Walker-Luckett (2016 Annual Campaign chair and chair-elect).
Creating Your Legacy Just Got Easier
We Can Help Make Your Planning Simple!
You can make a significant gift to ACPE that costs you nothing now, and will keep on giving for years to come. Your gift can also memorialize a loved one. Here's how:

A gift in your will is one way you can secure your estate and create an impactful legacy with ACPE. A gift in your will has many advantages:

Keeping the Heart in Medicine: 50 Years of Spiritual Care at BWH
BWH's Spiritual Care Services Dept.
Clinicians, chaplains and other care providers gathered last week to commemorate the   Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Spiritual Care Services Department's 50th anniversary of helping patients heal in body, mind and spirit.  More than 100 people attended an event capping a year of celebrations for the anniversary, a milestone reached in 2015, at the Building for Transformative Medicine on Oct. 20. Speakers reflected on the history of spiritual care at BWH and the path ahead for its practice.

Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
The September 2016 issue of the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling is now available.

ACPE is again a proud sponsor of the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (JPC&C). ACPE members can now access the JPC&C as a benefit of their membership.
An access link to the journal has been posted on the  Resources page on the ACPE website. Members must be logged into the ACPE website to be granted access.
November Holy Days 2016 

ICPCC 2015 Recordings & Resources 

Contemplative Fellowships for Health Care Professionals

Creating Caring Communities Through Bikkur Holium

Chaplain Distance Learning
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