Service will raise awareness of domestic violence

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2013

An awareness service (EduWorship) titled “Mourn, Celebrate, Connect: A Call for Justice, Care and Ministry” will be held at Hood Theological Seminary on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 315 on the seminary’s Salisbury Campus, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive.
Organized by the seminary’s Community Life Committee, co-presenters will be Dr. Stephanie Crumpton, assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling at Hood, and representatives of the Family Crisis Council of Salisbury. The focus and topic of the EduWorship will be Resources for Dealing with Domestic Violence.
Crumpton has pastored and provided specialized care and counseling to teens and adults, trained faith leaders from multiple traditions on violence response protocols, and served as a chaplain to low-income families displaced by urban revitalization efforts. Her congregational involvement includes ministerial leadership in three United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations. Prior to coming to Hood, she taught pastoral care courses at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Interdenominational Theological Center and Chicago Theological Seminary. In addition to working in the church and community, Crumpton has been involved in research and on-the-ground work as a court appointed advocate supporting women, men and children who have experienced family violence.
All are welcome to attend this free event. For more information, please contact the Development Office at Hood Theological Seminary, 704-636-6926.
Hood Theological Seminary, located at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, is a graduate and professional school where intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a community of faith. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, the Seminary is sponsored by the AME Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.