Community Sharing

Our service will explore the wonder of song, music, and poetry in the enrichment of our everyday lives and spirituality. Several members and friends of the congregation will be offering poetry and sharing their musical talent for our enjoyment, meditation and inspiration. Let us know what your favorite hymns are and they just might be included in the service! Please let Susan Barrett or Barbara Moore know if you would also like to join in the music-making and poetry reading for this service. All are welcome to participate!

Compassionate Communities: Death Literacy and Embracing Mortality

Angela will share a vision of the Compassionate Communities Model of Care — empowering community members to be active participants in caring for one another during times of illness, loss and grief. Drawing upon her experience as a death midwife, she will share how embracing mortality can lead to more conscious living. She will introduce a local volunteer program, Compassionate Presence Project, that provides practical and emotional support for community members experiencing loneliness, isolation and emotional distress due to the impacts of living with serious, chronic illnesses.