Death Café: Dying as a Social Activity

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Date(s) - Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

UUCLB Lounge

“At a death café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death.”

This Session: “Dying as a Social Activity”

This session provides advice on how to start “the Conversation” with loved ones. As part of this conversation we will explore advanced directives, hospice care, and anticipatory grief and the emotional work of dying. Attendance at prior sessions is not necessary.

Leader: Michael Lyde, PhD

Held around the world, Death Cafes, are opening up the conversation about dying. From a very young age we become aware of death and of the finite time we have to spend in this life. For most of us, these first realizations are sobering, saddening, sometimes shocking and hard to accept. Join us in the second of a four part series. In the four sessions, we will explore the link between ministry, education, and stewardship with the goal of relieving anxiety around issues of death and dying. This exploration will provide both spiritual and practical tools thereby helping people live their lives to their fullest, aligned with their values right up to the end.

Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Childcare by prior reservation, by calling Sandy Kroll, (562) 986-9886. Please let Sandy know by January 7.

Mark your calendar for the three remaining sessions:

Session 2: Dying as a Social Activity, January 11
Session 3: Practical Preparation and Beyond, January 30
Session 4: Dying as a Spiritual Event, February 22

Sponsored by Planned Giving and Adult Religious Education.