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Community Outreach



To the families we serve, our caring staff has become an extension of their family during their time of great need. We love being a part of this community and hope you join us for your memorable events. We are your partners in celebrating life! 

CLergy Breakfast next Breakfast will be apRIL 21, 2021

Langelands recognizes the important role that clergy play in our community as they walk beside people through the ups and the downs of life.  Death is one of these critical times when individuals and families need this special encouragement. As Langelands sees the clergy provide this special care we also want to partner and support our area clergy in their essential role. It is from of this desire that we host the Clergy Breakfast every other year.  Langelands brings in a special speaker for the breakfast who is an expert in the area of grief and caring for the individual and family through death, and grief. The breakfast is also an opportunity for the clergy to come together as they share many of the same burdens and benefit from this time of fellowship. 

Speaker for April 2020 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Long is our featured speaker for the 2020 Clergy Breakfast. Dr. Long's previous visit was so appreciated by the local clergy that it is our pleasure to bring him back for a second and more expanded visit. Look here for updates on the opportunities to meet and hear Dr. Long. Rev. Dr. Thomas Long author of numerous books on preaching and exegesis including The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care.

Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. A Presbyterian minister, Dr. Long has served churches in Georgia and New Jersey. He has taught preaching for over forty years -- at Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and, from 2000-2015, at Candler. Dr. Long has served as the president of the Academy of Homiletics and as senior homiletics editor of the New Interpreter’s Bible. He has been editor of Theology Today, is currently an associate editor of Journal for Preachers, and serves as an editor-at-large at The Christian Century. He is the author of textbooks on preaching and worship, collections of sermons, and biblical commentaries on Matthew, Hebrews, and the Pastoral Epistles. In 2011, he was awarded the Emory Williams prize for excellence in teaching by Emory University, and in 2015 he received Emory’s “Scholar/Teacher Award,” the top faculty scholarship award of the university. He delivered the 2006 Lyman Beecher Lectures in Preaching at Yale Divinity School, and these have been published as Preaching from Memory to Hope. His most recent books are Accompany Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral, What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith, The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care (with Thomas Lynch), and 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus.

Past Speakers at Clergy Breakfasts - Dr. John Canine author of The Challenge of Living; Michael Spehn author of The Color of Rain; Dr. Robert Devries & Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge author of numerous books on grieving including Traveling through Grief: Learning to Live Again After the Death of a Loved One; and Rev. Dr. Thomas Long author of numerous books on preaching and exegesis including The Good Funeral:  Death, Grief, and the Community of Care.

Some the comments shared by clergy who have attended a Langeland Clergy Breakfast:

“Relevant subject matter, knowledgeable speakers, and opportunity to make connections with other clergy”

“Timing, setting, breakfast, speakers and the welcome from the staff was great!”

“The subject matter of the Breakfast and the contacts made were very beneficial.”

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