Speaking of Dying: Living Deeply, Dying Well
Wednesday, May 3, 7-8:30 pm in the Parish Hall
Speaking of Dying is a documentary film intended to inspire viewers to reflect on and speak openly about their end-of-life hopes and to motivate us through the words and stories of patients, family members, and medical providers who are facing these issues to make end-of-life plans. The film “is part of a growing shift in awareness and attitudes about end-of-life challenges and choices. It illustrates the benefits that are available to each of us.” It teaches us that “planning can be life affirming and life changing.”
Trudy James, producer of the documentary, will be on hand after for conversation. A graduate of the University of Kansas and Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Trudy is an interfaith chaplain. She came to understand death and grief in new and deeper ways from working for many years with AIDS patients and their care teams. She was honored by President Clinton at the White House for this work. After retiring, Trudy created “Heartwork” to offer end-of-life planning sessions. The film is a fruit of her desire to ensure that everyone knows a peaceful ending is possible.
There is no charge for the evening but donations gratefully accepted at the door and RSVPs appreciated at email@example.com. Suggested donation: in advance: $15; at the door $25.
An outreach and ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, The Center offers a variety of workshops, quiet days, classes and other learning opportunities, as well as special events and celebrations. Centering Prayer teaching and practice are a regular part of The Center. Because humans are part of many intersecting circles and because each individual is an important element in the whole, The Center seeks to help human beings grow into the fully alive individuals they were created to be and to take their places, to find their ministries, and to offer their service in the life of the faith community and the human family. We are open to partnerships with other organizations and faiths who share these goals. All offerings at The Center are open to everyone and all are welcome!