Posted by Neighborhood Church

Michael Eselun, BCC, a certified chaplain, and popular guest speaker is excited to return to Neighborhood this Sunday, April 26th. He serves as a Unitarian Universalist chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. Michael has worked extensively in oncology, hospice, palliative care and with acute psychiatric patients. He’s been invited many times to speak to students, doctors, nurses, social workers, and to dozens of faith communities across the country about his work as a chaplain. He just gave the plenary address at the National Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer in Philadelphia. He has a TED talk available on-line called “It’s Magic.” You can find out more about him as well as a link to his TED talk at

He will share with us, “Restringing the Beads.” Using a few of the stories of the patients he has served, as well as some deeply personal ones of his own, Michael will explore our relationship to the narrative of our own lives, and how we use those stories in the attempt to make spiritual sense of our lives.

See you in church!
Rev. Hannah Petrie