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Hidden Heroes & Soul Care

We are excited to announce that our Soul Care Initiative is a part of the resource directory on – a new website launched today by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Visit the new site and learn about this groundbreaking initiative to raise awareness about our nation’s military caregivers and the challenges they face.

Clergy & Congregational Leaders Retreat – Caring for Veterans and their Families

Join Big Bend Hospice and the JustPeace Soul Care Initiative for the Clergy & Congregational Leaders Retreat on April 19, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 3720 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL 32311.

The theme is, Caring for Our Veterans and their Families. A free, light breakfast and lunch is included. Upon returning home from war, many veterans are wounded in mind and spirit. The faith community is uniquely positioned to help.

Honoring Relationships with veterans

Critical to hospitality is honoring relationships. By honoring a relationship with a veteran we then can begin to understand our connectedness as God’s children and we can transcend our biases and pre-conceived notions about the person. We then can relate to the person, not the war. By honoring relationship with a veteran, we can become a catalyst for the veteran to find meaning. If we do this, we become people of grace.