Planning in advance for how you’d like medical, legal, financial, and spiritual decisions to be handled at the end of your life is a gift to yourself and your loved ones. In this four-session offering from the Lay Pastoral Care Team, local experts will provide information and answer your questions. Each session takes place on a Sunday afternoon from noon to 1:30 pm; register for any or all of them here.
Sunday, February 23 – Having “The Conversation” with Your Family – Living Wills, Advance Directives — Lay Pastoral Care Team & Rev. Suzelle
In American culture, it’s difficult to talk about death and dying, let alone make plans for how we want things to be taken care of when it is our time to die. This session will help us figure out how to “talk about it,” plus ensuring that our Living Will/Durable Power of Attorney forms are up to date.
Sunday, March 22 – Wills, Estates, and Trusts – Presenter to be determined
This session will provide basic information on estate planning, use of wills and different types of trusts (revocable and irrevocable), probate v. non-probate assets, gifting, & tax considerations.
Sunday, April 5 – Planning Your Funeral or Memorial Service – Rev. Suzelle Lynch
Planning a service to remember a loved one — or your own memorial service — is an act of love. We will walk through the details of planning a service and receive resources and ideas to help us and our families. Choices about cremation and burial will also be discussed.
Sunday, May 3 – Embracing the End of Life – Rev. Suzelle and Hospice Presenter
Can we embrace the end of life with courage and honesty? What we need to know about hospice care and other compassionate choices around dying.