This registration form and fee is for those traveling FROM OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF OHIO to the annual SGM Volunteer Training Retreat Weekend at Sufficient Grace Ministries Headquarters in Deshler, Ohio. Registration fees ($150) are required for anyone outside the state of Ohio. We are now offering a special discount for certified SBDs attending the training!! Cost for SBDs is $125.
Sufficient Grace Ministries is hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon/informational for all current and prospective volunteers. This year, we will also be adding a training retreat for all prospective and current support companions, doulas, and remembrance photographers. All crafters will be in attendance during the luncheon on Saturday, if you are interested in learning more about volunteering to help in any of the needed areas for SGM Volunteers:
Burial Gown Seamstress
Comfort Bear Seamstress
SGM/SBD Birth and Birth and Bereavement Doulas
SGM Remembrance Photographers
SGM Support Companions
All SGM Ohio volunteers (including crafters, shipping, office staff, doulas, and photographers or anyone interested in learning more about ways they can volunteer) are required to attend the initial gathering from 9:30am-11:30pm. So this is an excellent time to meet the ladies of Sufficient Grace Ministries.
Lunch will be served at 11am.
Following lunch, from noon to 5pm, we will be having a training for prospective SBD/SGM Doulas and SGM Support Companions.
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Those interested in the birth and bereavement doula/support person position or in receiving training as a support companion, will attend the Saturday April 9 afternoon session. This session will be led by Kelly Gerken SBD/SGM, and will cover the SGM Perinatal Hospice Birth and Bereavement program, interacting with hospital personnel, practical hands/on training using models and appropriate sized clothing, providing support to families, and SGM protocol and procedures.
On Sunday, April 10, you can attend church with Kelly where SGM volunteers will be prayed for during the service. Following you are welcome to gather for lunch.
Those who have never attended training at SGM will attend an introductory photography session at 1pm.
Then, from 2pm-5pm, we will host the SGM Remembrance Photographer Training. This session will be led by Erin SBD/SGM. This will cover photographing babies born at various gestations and with various conditions, positioning, sample photographs, interacting with families, lighting, props, SGM protocol and procedures. This year we are looking into hosting the training at a local hospital to get a realistic view of photographing in a hospital room.
To join our Facebook event page and find out more info, visit: SGM Volunteer/Training Retreat Weekend
For more information on what our training covers, please visit this link: SGM Perinatal Hospice Birth and Bereavement Services Training
Please join the event page on Facebook for updated information here:
Outside of state attendees must register below and pay the $150 fee by April 5, 2015: