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Sunday Service: Being Mortal

November 15, 2015

TWO SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Speaker: The Rev. Dena McPhetres

Music: Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director

“We are all aging from the day we are born,” writes Atul Gawande in my favorite book of the year “Being Mortal.” Both profound and practical, his book helps us think about our finitude, the process of aging, illness and human-centered care. My relationship to my elderly family members has changed since I read this book. I think I am a better companion, paying attention to what brings them life and strength as much as to my concerns about their care and safety. Let’s reflect together about what it means to be mortal and how we can be present to our finitude. (By the way, the Book Discussion Group will be talking about this book on November 8.)

 

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November 15, 2015
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