Dust to Dust: Life Planning for Mind, Body, Spirit
"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." These words, offered on Ash Wednesday during the imposition of ashes, are a profound reminder of our mortal nature.
But while we might acknowledge the truth of this, it can seem more daunting to think about and plan for our death as it affects disposition of our worldly goods (mind), our physical body (body); and our soul (spirit).
During Lent this year we will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of creating a plan for the end of our minds, bodies, and spirits. For each of three consecutive Wednesday nights, guest speakers will provide information and guidance on how to create plans that address financial, health/medical care, and spiritual issues at the end of life.
While each program will be a "stand-alone" topic, we hope you will join us for as many of them as you are able.
Wed., Feb. 24, 7:30 PM: The Mind Deal Tompkins, member of the Diocesan stewardship committee and a retired planned giving professional, will discuss the importance of creating a will and an estate plan, including the variety of planned gifts to consider.
Wed., March 2, 7:30 PM: The Body Merry Byrd, RN BSN, CHPN, Coordinator of Palliative Care at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) will focus on the advance (medical) directive, including appointment of a Healthcare Proxy. Copies of the VHC Advance Directive will be available.
Wed., Mar. 9, 7:30 PM: The Spirit Mother Leslie Hague, St. Michael's rector, will provide information about planning your funeral, including Scripture and hymn selections.