Lay Ministry Training

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) will offer free lay ministry training for local parishioners and clergy members during a day-long session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Friends Community Center, 1202 18th St., Portsmouth.

The training, entitled “Our Journey of Hope,” will teach participants more about the special and spiritual needs of cancer patients and the ways one may provide support for them within their church and community. Continental breakfast and lunch will be available.

The program will be led by Rev. Percy McCray, Jr., director of Pastoral Care and Social Services for the CTCA, and is sponsored in part by local Scioto Christian Ministries and Southern Ohio Medical Center.

There will be a $12 advanced-registration fee per participant, or $15 the day of the event. For more information, or to register, please call Sharon Carver at 740-356-2692.