End of Life series (this Sun., 10.02, after worship): what we do with our bodies; how we ritually mark the end of our lives…

End of Life series (this Sun., 10.02, after worship): what we do with our bodies; how we ritually mark the end of our lives…

On our line up, we were going to do “Wills and Bequests” this month, but our own Beth W. was to organize it. And that would be 3 Sundays in a row she had big program responsibilies — last week, she led the Sacred Conversation on Race in a session on Mass Incarceration; next Sunday, she’ll be at bat for the congregational meeting at which we approve the budgets for Capital Campaign Construction Committee she’s serving as chair for. So, I offered to change the order of our sessions and give her a break.

This Sunday, we’re going to talk about the options for our bodies after we die, and what can be done for our funerals (to make them fitting and thankful reflections of our lives).

Ok, yes, it sounds sort of heavy. But, as with most of the sessions in this series, I think you will be surprised how much gentle laughter and uplifting care can happen in church, even when we’re talking about somewhat dire, ultimate realities.

You have a two-fold assignment before the class:
1) Bring a brown bag lunch. While it might be ironic, we certainly don’t want anyone dying of hunger…
2) Think back about the funerals you have attended or heard about, what’s your “funniest” or “most poignant” funeral story?

Extra credit: Do you already know music or scripture or something else you want at your funeral?

See you all on Sunday,

Michael