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End of Life Seminar, Saturday, May 7
May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
End Of Life Seminar
An In-Person Event at Buck Mountain Church
Saturday, May 7
9:00 am -12:00 pm
These past two years have reminded us that life is precious and fragile and things we plan to “get to” sometime in the future gain urgency. Over 50% of Americans have not written a will. Most of us do not have a Medical or Advanced Care Directive to help guide our families if we were suddenly incapacitated.
In the Episcopal church we believe that your estate and end of life planning should reflect your values. In support of that belief, the Planned Giving Committee is offering a free seminar to help guide you in making plans addressing these “End of Life” issues. The goals of this planning are:
1) that you can leave a legacy to earthly work that is important to you and
2) to ensure that your loved ones are cared for after your death.
We are blessed to have knowledge and expertise in these areas within our parish community. The seminar will cover three topics:
- Medical Directive
Parishioner Kate Daniels will discuss the questions to consider and how to make your wishes known to those caring for you. Kate is a veteran in the hospice world, with thirteen years of experience in guiding seniors and decision makers in the art and science of hospice and end of life care decisions.
- Planning Your Funeral
Reverend Connie Clark, who has guided many families through this process, will help you to think about what you want for funeral and burial plans, what the options are, and how to document your desires.
- Organizing Your Financials, including Writing Your Will
Our own April Martin will provide us with a map of how to sort through your financial life and plan for your family and those dealing with your estate after you are gone. Being an advocate for others is April’s passion in her work and her life. April has served as a financial guide in the independent market for the last fifteen years and is licensed as an investment advisor and a fee based planner.
The seminar will be hosted by the Planned Giving Committee in Deese Hall.
Despite the serious topics being discussed, the aim is to make it a pleasant morning.
There will be several breaks and light refreshments will be served, maybe even DONUTS. 🙂
We will practice safe distancing and any other health precautions as advised in May.
Please plan to attend.
There is no time like NOW.
To RSVP: Janet Wiley firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Questions? Ask any questions related to these topics you would like addressed.
Thank you. Hope to see you there!