“My association with Chaplain Nancy Niero was working as interdisciplinary team members providing hospice services in the Denver metro area. The phenomenon of isolation or inability to maintain social connection can become complicated at end of life. Patients, their families, friends, and community often suffer many losses prior to death and often includes participation in religious ritual.
“Nancy's ability and willingness to bring the ritual of anointing to the bedside was greatly appreciated. Her thoroughness in researching and studying the significance of this ritual provided spiritual palliation to patients. Nancy also participated in additional study in herbs and aromatherapy which added another level of comfort to her patients. She was able to obtain advanced certification in these arts and is a sought after practitioner in the community. The gift of these rituals by Nancy helped to make the services provided by this hospice group unique in the community.”
— Diane Sandman, RN
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
RITUALMAKING AT LENT
Seven week weekly group spiritual direction with Lectio Divina using the text of Jesus' last week, coupled with reading The Last Week, by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossen.
RITUALMAKING AT ADVENT
Four week weekly class about why make rituals during Advent, understanding the rituals of Advent, how to make rituals for everyday life. Hands on making rituals included.
MIDWIFING DEATH: USING HERBS FOR END OF LIFE AND GRIEF SUPPORT
Two-hour class about herbs that support patients, family, and friends based on the work of a hospice chaplain. Includes making a herbal spray and communal healing salve.
A six-month journey that meets together monthly for group spiritual direction with Lectio Divina using Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness, by Nan C. Merrill.
FAITHFULLY FACING DEATH: A STUDY ON THE CRITICAL ISSUES AND DECISIONS MADE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
A six-week study group based on the Lenten study written by the United Church of Christ Health Care Justice team. Includes discussion on advanced directives, living wills, Five Wishes, and how to have end of life conversations with family and friends.
Retreat details to come.
PASTORAL AND SPIRITUAL CARE AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
One hour spiritual direction for a monthly practice. Specializing in vocation and discernment. Sliding scale available. Available for retreats.
GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Limited to groups of 10. Using a Lectio Divina format of sacred listening to text.
INDIVIDUAL PASTORAL CARE, SPIRITUAL CARE, SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AT THE BEDSIDE
Available in a private practice or under contract with a hospice.
BAPTISMS AT DYING, OFFICIATING MARRIAGES, CIVIL UNIONS; SERVING THE EUCHARIST/COMMUNION
Available to officiate sacred rituals at the end of life.
MEMORIAL SERVICES, CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE, FUNERALS, GRAVESIDE SERVICES
Available to officiate.