Inside This Issue - Magnolia Manor

Inside This Issue - Magnolia Manor

Above: King Clarence

Evans and Queen Edna

Sims quickly find their

seats so the dancing

can commence

“UMEA Endorsement” Continued from page 6.

necessary to perform that ministry. Endorsement is given to a specific setting. Should an individual

move from one setting to another, the endorsement will be reviewed and, if approved, issued

for the new setting. From application to endorsement, the process normally takes two to four


Requirements for Ecclesiastical Endorsement

People seeking endorsement to a specific setting must meet the following criteria:

1. associate member deacon, commissioned on probationary track for deacon/elder or full

member of an annual conference;

2. graduation from an accredited college and seminary;

3. additional requirements are specified by setting.

Areas examined will include:

Moral and emotional stability (ability to effectively face crisis and adversity)

Self-evaluation (ability to objectively evaluate present ministry)

Theory of Christian ministry (ability to express clearly)

Motivation (exhibits desire for endorsement to chaplaincy or pastoral counseling)

Continuing education (willingness to obtain education, experience, and certification as

they apply)

Sense of humor (ability to laugh at themselves and others appropriately)

Cooperativeness/diversity (ability and willingness to work effectively in

diverse settings)

Balance (ability to keep family and work in balance)

Institutional vs. congregational ministry (understands the difference, especially how

institutions may affect their ministry)

Pastor (has someone who provides personal pastoral care)

Both Chaplain Stalvey and Chaplain Byram were interviewed and both were granted the

endorsement in May of this year. Receiving the United Methodist Endorsing Agency endorsement

is another shinning example of how important it is for Magnolia Manor residents to

receive the best of Spiritual care!

8 Magnolia Manor

Hail to the King and Queen

Starlit Evening was the theme of the 4 th Annual Prom for residents

on Unit 4 at the Nursing Center on the Americus campus.

Residents, family members and staff enjoyed an evening full of delectable

food prepared by the Nursing Center’s dietary staff under the guidance

of Dietary Manager, Kelly Alexander.

Both staff and residents were dressed in elegant evening attire

and everyone danced “the night away” with music that would have even

soothed the soul of Ella Fitzgerald. Although there was fun to be had all

evening, the crowning of the King and Queen was definitely the pinnacle

of the night. Administrator, Hill Fort, and DON, Debbie Lawhorn, had the

honor of crowning the “royal couple.” Hail to the King, Clarence Evans,

and hail to the Queen, Edna Sims. CNA, Carolyn Posey, and RN, Cheryl

Tharp, were the dynamic duo who put together this very special evening.

Mrs. Posey says that they are already planning for next year’s prom and

she promises it will be even bigger and better.

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