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Full Circle: Conversations about Death & Dying

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Mission Statement - To provide education, spiritual support, conversation, and resources about Death and Dying

We Meet on the first Sunday of the month in Rm 10 (north wing) from 1 to 2:30 pm

                    

Join us on July 2nd for Full Circle's:

"Being accountable to Ourselves at the End of Life"

Rm 10 from 1:30-2:30 pm

Join us for heart to heart communications! All are welcome.

 

 

 

ETHICAL WILL/LETTER FOLLOW-UP (for June's meeting)

Examples of Ethical Wills/Letters:

Personal Legacy Advisors

President-elect Obama's Ethical Letter to his daughters

 

Full Circle will meet Sunday, June 4, 2017 in room 10 at 1:00 pm.

This month's Full Circle Group on June 4th will explore writing your own ethical will.
An ethical will is a personal document that you may create to communicate your values, experiences, and life lessons to your family. It preserves who you are and what matters most to you. It’s a way to be remembered and reflects the “voice of the heart.”
 
We will explore a variety of questions that may serve as a guide for you as you consider creating your own ethical will.
 

Full Circle will meet Sunday, May 7, 2017 in room 10 at 1:00 pm.

Sheryl Sandberg, in her new book Option B, talks deeply about unexpectedly losing her husband. "Going through this ... it's the unimaginable. Those early days ... months, weeks, I felt like there was this void closing in on me. The grief. I couldn't breathe. And I didn't know what to do."

Please join us as we have a discussion of LOSS.

Please, join us for good conversation and fellowship!

For more information about our group and events, contact: Jan Svoboda, RScP, at jansvoboda@me.com, or Peggy Weber, RScP, at peggyweber17@gmail.com, Laura Lee, RScP, at lwwlee@comcast.net or Rev Ruth Barnhart at revruth@sonic.net.

 

Past Presentations:

March 2017

Our Full Circle group will be gathering to share our personal feelings and experiences regarding the new state law that permits terminally ill adult patients to consider aid-in-dying medication. We will also distribute and review copies of the "Good-to-Go Toolkit".

Compassion & Choices of CA is an organization that shares information regarding the new state law that permits terminally ill adult patients to consider aid-in-dying medication. Visit their website at: Compassion & Choices of CA

February 5  - Would you like to know more about California's new End of Life Option Act?

Compassion & Choices of CA representatives Karin Szarvas and Dennis Pocekay, will share what this new act could mean to us. The new law permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. For more information go to Compassion & Choices of CA

October 2016 - Practitioner Diane Topogna will share her experiences as a hospice nurse. Questions and discussion follow.

September 2016 - "Introductions and Discussion." At the first meeting of the fall season, we will introduce our new facilitators—practitioners Laura Lee, Jan Svoboda, and Peggy Weber—and we will discuss any special interests the group may have. Everyone is welcome to join us as we continue the conversation regarding the many facets of death and dying.

August 2016 - "Bringing Funerals Back Home with Grace and Compassion," presented by Jerrigrace Lyons, founder/director of Final Passages. Jerrigrace will discuss the reclaiming of ancient traditions involving life's most powerful experiences. She will define and explore the meaning of natural death care, home vigils, green cremation, and burial options. You will learn about the many benefits of these personalized customs: spiritual, emotional, financial, and ecological, as well as practical aspects to help you make informed choices.

July 2016 - Our guest speaker is Lolaine Ravensunbird, a certified End of Life Care Specialist, who is trained in listening and caring for those whose lives are coming to a completion. Lolaine will present two short "Spiritual Cinema Circle" films followed by shared discussion.

June 2016 - No meeting due to Annual Picnic.

May 2016 - We will show a chapter from Bill Moyer’s “On Our Own Terms” DVD called “Death With Dignity.” This month’s gathering promises to be a rich one, and this topic is worthy of a closer look, both practically and spiritually. A conversation about the DVD will follow.

April 2016 - “The Mindfulness of Grief: Staying Present with our Feelings of Loss” with Peggy Weber, a Licensed Prayer Practitioner.

March 2016 - No meeting due to Easter.

February 2016 - View the DVD New Rules for End of Life Care. This is a Telly Awards winning DVD, by Barbara Karnes, RN, who is an end of life educator and hospice pioneer. This 20 minute video contains important guidance and information that will help you turn your loved one’s final challenge into a meaningful experience and sacred memory. Discussion and sharing will follow after the video.

January 2016 - Guest Speaker: Pamela Heck, RScP. Learn how to use affirmative prayer for specific issues we may have related to death and dying. Using affirmations as a consciousness expander, participants will be guided in the creation of a personal affirmative prayer. Accepting death as a part of the larger life frees us to live more fully, now and always.

 

To read or print a copy of our most recent List of Resources (websites, books, DVDs, and memorial serivce providers), click [ here ].

 

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Memorial Service Providers

Our Center offers memorial services, facilitated by professional prayer practitioners, that are tailored to your family's personal needs. Celebration of Life services can be facilitated in your home, on the earth in nature, or in a community setting. Please contact one or more of our providers, interview them on the phone, or arrange a meeting so that you can find the perfect, safe, loving coordinator for this special ceremony of remembrance. You can see a list of memorial service providers on the last page of our resource list. Click [ here ] to view or download it.

 

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