NCCA Events

Our goal is to continue to offer high quality continuing education that is in line with our mission and serves professional chaplaincy in its myriad of forms in North Carolina.  In 2020, we have learned to adapt expectations to place the safety of our members and community members who serve us at an appropriate level of consideration.

NCCA Fall Education Day – October 8, 2021                                                                                                       

Crossing the Threshold: Equipping Professionals in                                                                                  End-of-Life Care Practices” with Dana Trent

On Friday, October 8, 2021 – you are invited to gather virtually over Zoom for NCCA Fall Education Day. Author, J. Dana Trent, will lead us in a three-session day of education entitled: “Crossing the Threshold: Equipping Professional in End-of-Life Care Practices.”                                                            

As a gesture of appreciation to support professionals during this time of ongoing pandemic, this event is priced at more than 50% off at $35 for registration per person. We ask that you hold the integrity of registration being per person as we are trying to make this affordable and meaningful continuing education. If you are registering a group of 10 or more, we would like to extend an additional 10% discount. This event provides 5.5 hours of continuing education. This event is also open to community faith leaders, palliative care and hospice staff, social workers and anyone who you think may benefit from this informative presentation.

North Carolina Chaplain Association Members will also receive a free copy of Dana’s most recent book, Dessert First:  Preparing for Death while Savoring Life.

Register here:!event/register/2021/10/8/ncca-fall-education-day-online-2021                                                             

To learn more about Dana, visit her website: The agenda for the day is as follows:

9:30am          Welcome and Introduction of Speaker

9:45 am         Session A:  “Sabbath: Refilling the Well in Order to Hold Space”

10:30am        Break                                                                                                 

10:45am       Session B:  “Dessert First: Practices & Spiritual Care for the Dying and Bereaved”  

12:00             Lunch  

1:00pm          NCCA Business Session and Election of New Officers

1:30pm          Session C: “One Breath at a Time: A Guide to Meditation”  

2:45pm         Q&A with the Author

3:15pm         Closing Remarks                                                                                                                          

3:30-4:30     Free time to connect with fellow others in zoom break out groups