Our fall Dinner and Discussion series will continue in the month of November, and we hope you’ll join us! We will have a series of expert guest speakers coming to discuss a variety of topics related to end of life care and decision making. Out schedule of sessions for November is as follows:
- November 1st will be a discussion about the spirituality of death and dying, and a Christian approach to end of life, led by the Rev. Paul Metzler. a semi-retired Episcopal priest and psychotherapist who served as a pastoral counselor, hospice-based grief counselor and parish associate during 42-years of full-time ministry.
- November 8th will be a discussion of legal decisions around end of life, particularly estate planning, led by parishioner Mary McMath and her associate Andrew Bleyer, both of Bryan Cave. Bring all your questions about estate and tax law! St. Peter’s Stewardship Director, Janet Rouse, will also say a brief word about planned giving.
- November 15th will be a discussion of funeral service planning, led by James Francis of Lupton Chapel. There will also be a short portion by Ian Lasch and David Sinden about planning memorial services at St. Peter’s.
- November 22nd we will take off, as many people will likely be traveling or visiting with family for Thanksgiving.
- November 29th will be our final session of the fall series, a discussion about hospice and palliative care, led by Carol Kranz from St. Luke’s Hospice.
We hope you’ll join us as we talk about death and dying through a Christian lens, and about the gift that making decisions and leaving instructions about end of life care can be to your loved ones.
Dinner is from 6:00-6:30, and discussion from 6:30-7:30. Dinner is $5 per person, up to a maximum of $20 per family. All are welcome; sign up below to let us know you are coming. And come early for 5:30 Holy Eucharist in Grace Chapel!