The difference between empathy and sympathy

If you know the difference between empathy and sympathy, you are the one who will make the difference in someone’s life.

Watch this fun 150-second video by Brene Brown to learn how.

(Deleting the Ad: Once the video starts, delete the ad by clicking on the little “x” on the right upper corner of the […]

Ashes to Go – Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ASH WEDNESDAY — UAB Pastoral Care is sponsoring “Ashes to Go” in the following locations at UAB Medicine on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

All visitors and employees are welcome to stop by, receive ashes (the sign of the cross with ashes on one’s forehead), and be on your way in less than a minute. All […]

Community IS Medicine

Thank you Drexel Rayford for reminding us that community IS the best medicine we dispense at UAB Pastoral Care.

Drexel is leading our Chaplains to develop one Support Team at a time for patients in the hospital, or at the doctor’s office.

This is our new way of doing pastoral care and chaplaincy at UAB […]

The Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah – UAB Pastoral Care

Staff Chaplain Michael Horwitz

Who: Everyone is invited

What: Learning about Hannukkah

When: Monday Dec. 7th, 2015 8:15PM

Where: North Pavilion, Second Floor Atrium

Join Chaplain G. Michael Horwitz for an informal gathering to witness the lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah for the 2nd night of Hanukkah.

This event is open to all […]

Hanukkah Celebration

Michael Horwitz

Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:30-2:00 pm North Pavilion Atrium

Join Chaplain G. Michael Horwitz for an informal gathering. This event is open to all employees, guests, families, and patients. Stop by on your lunch break and say “shalom”, learn about the menorah, and have some fun. The event will have driedels, […]

Ashes to Go – Wednesday, March 5, 2014

UAB Pastoral Care is sponsoring “Ashes to Go” in the North Pavilion from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

“Ashes to Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day. It’s a simple event with deep meaning, drawing on centuries of […]

Ordination at UAB Hospital

It is not every day that a minister is ordained in a public university medical center.

The Rev. Malcolm L. Marler, D.Min., was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church at UAB Hospital on Wednesday, January 15th at 4:00 p.m. in the North Pavilion atrium of the hospital. The public was invited.

Marler […]

Carol Sing & Open House

Tuesday, December 17th

Annual Christmas Carol Sing & Pastoral Care Department Open House

Christmas Carol Sing

12:00-12:30 p.m. Interfaith Chapel, First Floor, West Pavilion, UAB Hospital

Come and sing your favorite Christmas Carols with us


Pastoral Care Department Open House

12:30-2:00 p.m. First Floor, West Pavilion, UAB Hospital

Enjoy hot […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

Bless us O Lord! At this time and during this month of Thanksgiving. For thy gifts which we are about to receive through you.

We thank you for our abilities to care for those in need. We take time out to enjoy each other’s company and be gracious and grateful to you and for […]

Hanukkah Celebrates Faith

A story of taking a stand to make a difference

by Staff Chaplain G. Michael Horwitz

Local Television Coverage click here

This year the eight day celebration of Hanukkah is observed beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 27th through Wednesday, December 4th. This means that the first day of […]