Notes from the Executive Director

“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening – no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and […]

Free Thanksgiving Dinner!

Since 1989, Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Route 82 and Abbey Road in North Royalton (11680 Royalton Road), has provided meals for the community on Thanksgiving Day. Once again they will be serving free turkey dinners continuously from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 22. A good meal is […]

New Board Members

Chaplain Partnership is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, Bonnie J. Burnett, M.Div., BCC and Laura Rodriguez-Carbone, M.P.A. Both Bonnie and Laura have been elected to serve three-year terms. Bonnie Burnett received her B.A. in Music from Cleveland State University and her Master of Divinity was awarded by the University […]

Hurray for Chaplains

The people of Maine have spoken and that’s great news for the communities served by Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. The decision by the hospital last year to lay off its paid chaplains and replace them with volunteers struck a nerve with many who expressed their dismay that professional chaplains were not part of […]

National Spiritual Care Week 2018 – October 21 – 27, 2018

“The theme for Spiritual Care Week in 2018 is “Hospitality – cultivating time”. Spiritual care has a wonderful history of cultures and religions that build communities’ sense of support and meaning. This year’s theme continues the emphasis on hospitality with a focus on cultivating time. The welcoming and belonging associated with hospitality require time that […]

“It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God”

Here’s a very thought-provoking article by Jonathan Merritt from The New York Times‘ October 13, 2018 edition on the decline in our spiritual vocabulary and the increasing absence of conversations about religion in America.

Hospice Chaplains Make a Difference

Here’s very nice story about the impact that hospice chaplain, Phyllis Borchert, has on the patients, families and staff that she attends to during the course of her ministry at a Chattanooga area hospice.…/hospice-chaplain-making-a-differenc…

Experts promote palliative care with spirituality as a boost to clinical medicine

Here’s an interesting article on the role that spirituality plays in palliative care.

Studies show spiritual care in hospitals related to lower rate of patient deaths

Here’s an interesting story on the positive effects that professional chaplains can have on a hospital’s patient population.  

MBL’s Chaplains

Here’s a fun story about Roman Catholic priests who serve as chaplains to major league baseball teams.