End of Life Planning
Death is not something that we often like to consider, but it is an inescapable part of being human. The Fellowship has created a helpful planning document that will assist you in your end-of-life planning. This document provides you with an opportunity to organize your thoughts, records and practical information related to a serious illness and death. Doing so is a gift that you give to those who care about you and may provide you with the peace of mind that comes from “having things in order.” If you are willing, we would like to keep a copy of the first page in the Fellowship office in case of an emergency. Click the button to access the document.
For information on how Unitarian Universalists approach the subject, you may visit this page on the UUA website: Beliefs about Life and Death.
Thoughtful Endings is the name of the series of free workshops that members of the Fellowship put on regularly, to help people plan ahead for the end of their life in a way that supports their values and is a benefit to them and their families.
Stay tuned and check the Connections Weekly which is delivered to your email box at 2 pm on most Fridays for information about when this series will be offered in 2022. You can sign up for Connections Weekly here.
For more information on end of life planning at the Fellowship, contact Constance Holden.
Here is information about a recent series of workshops held in Spring 2018.
Many who attended the popular Thoughtful Endings series indicated a need to “dig deeper,” to explore the emotional and spiritual underpinnings of preparing for your death, considering your legacy, and arranging for your final send-off. This five part series will be facilitated by Fellowship members who have an abiding interest in helping people find peace with their dying and death.
What Does it Mean to Die Well
Meaning Making at the End-of-Life
Compassion, Forgiveness, and Conciliation
Funeral Practices that Create Meaning
Your Obituary: A Part of Your Legacy