‘Preparing for Death,’ a 5-week class at the Congregational Church

Posted:  Monday, June 4, 2018 - 8:30am
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It has been said that “Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. Thinking about death clarifies your life.” (C. Chang).

On Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 in June and one in July, this class, which will be a spiritual conversation, will take place in the Congregational Church (Boothbay Harbor) library. Everyone is welcome. Sign up by calling or stopping by the church office (633-4757). The course schedule follows:

June 6: Facing Death/Responding to Death

Questions: What was your first experience of death? How does your childhood understanding of death differ from your present understanding?

June 13: Finding/Making Peace Before You Die

Questions: Are there loose ends in your life? Do you have any regrets about your life? What can you do to tie up loose ends and make amends?

June 20: Living Abundantly in the Time You’ve Been Given

Questions: What makes you aware of your mortality? If you discovered you had six months to live, how would you spend it? What have you always wanted to do?

June 27: Your Spiritual Legacy

Questions: What have you learned in this life that you would like to pass on to others before you die? If you could gather your loved ones and give a farewell address, what would you say?

July 11: Beyond Death – the Meaning of Eternity

Questions: What do you believe happens when you die? What do you believe about eternity? If you preached a sermon about heaven, what would you say?