Considering the Conversation

Following Rev. Sarah Gettie McNeill’s sermon on April 13, on the topic of  “Living Fully, Dying Well,” we will be offering a workshop, “Considering the Conversation,” on ways you can not only make those final decisions for yourself, but also ways to communicate them clearly so that your wishes are carried out.

Please plan on joining us for a panel discussion on communicating our desires for medical treatment in our final days, Monday, April 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

The Rev. Sarah Gettie McNeill, Dr. William Hay, Dr. Pierre Lavedan, and Janice Kliment will share their experiences and perspectives on the process and why it is so important to express our desires to family, friends and our medical providers.

Rev. Sarah Gettie will bring resources including a Living Will, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Five Wishes, Anatomical Donation, as well as an “Advance Directives: What You Need to Know” educational sheet.  She will also bring her notary seal should you want to complete any documents at that time.

Although this is a serious topic, we also hope to share stories, humor, resources and find ways to make it easier to get through.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 11, to attend this great workshop.  No matter what your age, these are important decisions that you should make and share with your family and friends. As in the case of Marlise Munoz, a paramedic in Texas, her conversation with her husband about end-of-life decisions made him clear as to what her wishes were. She suffered a suspected pulmonary embolism in November and was placed on life support at the age of 33.*

Childcare will be available.  Snacks and light beverages will be provided.  RSVP by Friday, April 11, to Molly Kliment-Jenkins at or 402-334-0537 ext. 112.

We look forward to a dynamic discussion on a process we will all undertake at some point.