Sister Care seminars provide women with tools for ongoing personal healing, recognizing and celebrating God’s grace in their lives, and responding more confidently and effectively to the needs of others in their families, congregations, and communities.

Carolyn (L) and Rhoda (R). Photo credit: Cathryn Passmore

Carolyn (L) and Rhoda (R). Photo credit: Cathryn Passmore

The Sister Care manual was developed by co-presenters Rhoda Keener and Carolyn Heggen along with Ruth Lapp Guengerich.

The 64 page manual can be purchased from the Mennonite Women USA office or call 316-281-4396.
Sister Care manual (English):  $10
Sister Care manual (Spanish): $ 8  - “Cuidándonos entre mujeres:  Preparándonos para un ministerio de compassion”




Sister Care explores these areas of caring ministry:

Claiming My Identity as God’s Beloved
What we believe about our personal worth and identity makes a difference in how we care for others.

Caring for Self and Others
Caring for others is costly. We need to set limits and nurture ourselves as we minister to others in our homes, congregations, and communities.

Compassionate Listening
Compassionate listening is spiritual work that can help transform brokenness and grief.

Transforming Loss and Grief
God’s healing often happens in the context of a caring congregation of people who have done their own healing work, have learned from their experiences, and have grown in compassion for others.

Over 2,900 persons have attended Sister Care seminars since 2008 including 40 men who attended co-ed Compassionate Care seminars.

Watch a beautiful video montage covering the Hmong Sister Care seminar held in Minnesota May of 2014 created by Memee Yang.

2014 Sister Care seminars

Phoenix – Compassionate Care
February 7-8, 2014

Aibonito, Puerto Rico – Carolyn Heggen and Elizabeth Soto Albrecht leading
March 21-22, 2014

Kokomo, Indiana
April 25-26, 2014

St. Paul, Minnesota – Hmong Mennonite Women
May 9-11, 2014

Winnipeg, Canada – Native Mennonite Ministries biennial conference
July 29-31, 2014

Asuncion, Paraguay  
August 8-10, 2014

Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 16-18, 2014

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
October 3-5, 2014

October 31-November 2, 2014

Havana, Cuba – Carolyn Heggen and Elizabeth Soto Albrecht presenting
November (week of November 24, 2014)

2015 Sister Care seminars

Sarasota – PREP – Sister Care leadership training
early March 2015

April 17-18, 2015

November 2015 

To register for an upcoming Sister Care or schedule a seminar in your area, contact our office.

“I cannot find words to express how helpful the Sister Care seminar has been. I was thoroughly challenged in my state of listening skills and that has changed me forever.” – Oregon.

“It’s great to have the manual to go back to and grow with.” – Ohio

“Sister Care is revolutionary. This is cutting edge.” – New York City