#11:45: Death with Dignity, part 2, postponed due to predicted storm

Death with Dignity will explore the many aspects of dying, including the stages of accepting the reality of one’s death, the types of experiences the dying might have, Aas well as some of the many cues that a dying person might give to the loved ones around him/her. The book Final Gifts written by two hospice nurses will be used as a resource and guide. Discussions will include participants’ concerns, experiences and suggestions. Part two will include how to write an obituary and plan a funeral – including one’s own obituary and funeral.

Art in the Sanctuary

Art in the Sanctuary – created by CUF Children and Youth Our elementary children continue to explore different conceptions of God. One of the stories we told this fall talked about how God is there when creation happens and how so many people in our church and around the world connect to God through their creativity. We talked about God making things in joy and how we too can feel joyful when we create. As part of our lesson, the elementary children and YAWPers joined together to create what we have been calling “dragon skin” from fairy dust, tissue paper, and Mod Podge. The kids loved hearing the words no adults ever say, “put on more glue…even more glue”. The “skins” were then cut into slices and hung to be starry slivers of night with bits of fiery suns throughout. Thank you so much to Erin Ellis and Nancy Leavitt for making this happen! We hope the end result brings joy and sparkle to your winter and that the glittering banners will open your eyes to even more Aha! Epiphany moments!