Many a family has been shattered during the journey of a loved one’s death. Some of the hurt will never go away, but parts of the journey can be made much easier to bear.
The St. Paul’s Foundation and Congregational Care team will co-sponsor a workshop on Sunday, May 6, about how to start a family conversation about the many crucial decisions surrounding death, a conversation that invites each family member to voice personal wishes concerning these decisions.
A panel of individuals qualified through professional expertise and/ or personal experience will provide guidance to spiritual, medical, legal, and housing questions that arise out of these conversations. The panelists, moderated by Rev. Rick Goodrich, Executive Director of St. Paul’s Foundation, will include:
- Dr. Charles Millikan. Director of Spiritual Care and Education Houston Methodist Hospital
- Richard Spaw. Chair, St. Paul’s Congregational Care Team
- Rev. Andrew Wolfe. Pastor for Congregational Care
Each family attending will receive a Planning Guide for End of Life Issues. It provides material designed to continue the conversation begun during this workshop. Appendices include:
- Living Will: Directive to Physicians and Family
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Statutory Durable Power of Attorney
- HIPPA Authorization Form.
The workshop will be Sunday, May 6, from 12:15 to 3 p.m. in the Fellers Room (S-312). Lunch will be provided, and childcare will be available.
For more information about the workshop or End of Life concerns, stop by the Plaza on Sunday mornings, starting April 8, or contact Rev. Goodrich via firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Foundation via email@example.com, or the church at 713-528-0527.