Service of renewal April 12

       A service of inspiration and renewal for caregivers, featuring music, scripture and guided meditation led by Henry Emmons, MD, will be Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield.

      Called “Restore, Replenish, Renew,” this service is designed for anyone who is providing care or services to persons in need. This includes family caregivers, nurses, physicians, healthcare workers, therapists, clergy and volunteers. The service will include the traditional anointing of the hands and Native American drumming.

     Dr. Emmons, a psychiatrist who uses mind-body and alternative therapies in his clinical work, has been asked to expand the guided meditation session he offered last year. A resident of Northfield, he is the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm.  

   Meg Fearing will provide the Native American drumming, and Julia Uleberg will provide a Tibetan bowl reading. Nancy Baldwin, Trondhjem Lutheran Church; Sherri Bunch Quaas, Barb Holm, Bethel Lutheran Church; and Chaplain Neale Thompson of Northfield Hospital & Clinics will serve as anointers.

     Following the service there will be refreshments and time for fellowship.  Seven local masseuses will provide massage at no charge.

     Northfield Area Interfaith Association, Northfield Retirement Community, Northfield Hospital & Clinics, and Three Links Care Center are sponsoring the service.