Join us on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:00 pm Eastern for a robust conversation about how to make the church a welcoming place for people of all ages, stages, and abilities. From welcoming people who are living with dementia to special needs children and their families, our presenters, Dorothy Linthicum and Roger Hutchison, will offer theological grounding and practical ideas for helping our congregations better reflect the fullness of the Kingdom of God.

Click here to register on Zoom and be sure to check back here following the webinar for the recording, slides, and resources.

About the Presenters

Dorothy Linthicum is an adjunct instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), who has studied and taught courses and workshops about older adult spirituality and ministry at the seminary, conferences, dioceses, and churches. Her study led her to write with co-author Janice Hicks Redeeming Dementia (Church Publishing, 2018), which looks at dementia through the lens of spirituality, theology, and science. She is also a catechist for the VTS Baptized for Life initiative in Arkansas exploring camp experiences for adults.

Author and Artist Roger Hutchison is the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, and the author of four books including My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. He had the privilege of painting with children who had experienced the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. This affected him profoundly and convinced him of a vocation to use his writing and art to serve those who grieve. Roger currently serves on the Forma Board and is a member of the National Association of Grieving Children.

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