Number of weeks: 3
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
During the Advent season many Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They may study the events that preceded His birth, including the journey of Mary and Joseph journey into Bethlehem. They plan to attend church and other holiday celebrations. They decorate their homes accordingly. But what if Advent brings about another journey, either in their own lives or in the lives of someone they know? If someone has not had cancer personally, it’s almost certain he or she knows someone who has, or does. Unfortunately, cancer does not discriminate between believers and non-believers. It does not always wait for the celebrations to be over or for the decorations to be taken down. It happens when it happens. This transformative class will take the learner from scared to prepared when talking about the diagnosis, treatment, and “after cancer life” for themselves or a loved one by studying the story of someone who survived the ordeal and talks about it with faith, humor and honesty. It may be the greatest gift you give someone this year!
Learners will be required to obtain a copy of Sentiments of a Survivor by Melody J. Cole. If you’d like a signed copy of the book, please contact Melody directly rather than purchasing through the Amazon link provided. Melody’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is worth 1.5 CEUs.
About the Instructor
Melody Cole is a first-time book author whose goal is to use her creativity wisely through writing, public speaking, and art. As a speaker on disability (specifically her own) and touch, she is open and honest about her life and is not afraid to have conversation about life’s sensitive topics. She is a deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson, Kansas, and spends her spare time reading, writing, coloring, and keeping up with her “fur teen,” Earl of Whiskers.