This fall for Adult formation we will be discussing and learning about end-of-life issues from a Christian perspective. The class is intended not only for those of us in the midst of these issues, but for those whose parents or grandparents will need their support and for everybody who will die one day.
We’ll begin by breaking the ice using the book “Can we talk about something more pleasant?” by Roz Chast (available from most booksellers, please order your own). We’ll go on to discuss both the biology and theology of age, senescence, death and dying, and the issues that affect our lives like retirement, estate planning, changing living circumstances, family support, hospice care, funeral planning, etc. We’ll also be inviting visiting speakers from local organizations to join us and share their wisdom and experience.
While the topic may seem morbid, as Christians we are set free to approach death with hope and good humor and we will try to keep that attitude during all our discussions.
The schedule has yet to be set and depends on who would like to be part of the class. This Sunday will be the final chance to let us know your schedule preference and next week we’ll announce our regular meeting time. We will not be able to suit everybody, but we’ll do our best.