Ministry on the Streets - Chaplains on the Way
Presented by Rev. Rebecca Sheble-Hall and Rev. Tina Walker-Morin
Thursday, 23, 2018
Since 2008, Chaplains on the Way has been ministering to those experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental illness and/or addiction on the streets of Waltham, Massachusetts. Walking side-by-side with the individuals they meet, staff and volunteers offer companionship, listening, spiritual care, hope and healing. The ministry setting is not what is typically associated with chaplaincy but has been very successful. Reverends Becky and Tina will speak about the joys and challenges of this specialty ministry and some of the spiritual programs that they offer.
About the Presenters
- Learn about an alternative ministry model that serves some of the most vulnerable in our society.
- Learn about the unique challenges posed by this ministry and how to best address them.
- Gain knowledge about public worship/spiritual practices that best serve the needs of this unique setting.
Rev. Rebecca Sheble-Hall is a Chaplain and the Executive Director of Chaplains on the Way. Rebecca’s call and passion for companioning people experiencing homelessness and poverty comes from her many years working as an advocate at the Women’s Lunch Place in Boston. She first came to Chaplains on the Way as a field education student in 2011 and worked under the guidance of Rev. Joan Murray, the founder. She earned a Master of Divinity with a concentration in pastoral care from Andover Newton Theological School, and she completed her Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. Rebecca is the mother of two grown children and ordained through the Unitarian Universalist Association and is also called to First Parish in Waltham as their Community Minister. Rev. Tina Walker-Morin is a Chaplain and the Director of Development of Chaplains on the Way. Tina can be described in two words: energetic and passionate. There are many areas of passion for Tina, all revolving around the scripture from Matthew 22:36-39 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The heart of Tina's calling and passion is Love. As Jesus spoke in Matthew, we are called to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. She earned her Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and completed her Clinical Pastoral Education at Beverly Hospital. An ordained minister through the United Church of Christ, Tina was called to Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC on October 4, 2015 and to Chaplains on the Way in August of 2016.
August 23 2018 Webinar Fact Sheet (participants) (The Fact Sheet contains call-in instructions and numbers)
Homelessness and Spiritual Hope
Homelessness and Spiritual Hope_3 slides per page
CEH certificate (all 2018 webinars) (PDF)
August 23, 2018 recording