Reflect on Values and Beliefs
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Deepening the Way For Care For Each Other
Wellesley Village Church, an Honoring Choices Community Partner, hosted a two hour workshop for its members to learn about health care planning and talk in small groups to explore topics and help each other on their personal journey. Associate Pastor Liz Garrigan-Byerly talks about the experience and how it “opened up and deepened the way that we care for each other.”
Liz Garrigan-Byerly, Associate Pastor, Wellesley Village Church
Explore Religious, Spiritual, Cultural Beliefs and Values
Everyone is different. We each have values and beliefs that can impact our health care decision making. Clergy and leaders share their thoughts on health care planning, and the importance of exploring our beliefs and values in our congregations and groups.
Rev. Sara Irwin talks about how the church can have a significant impact in educating and supporting their members, empowering adults and families to explore choices in partnership with their faith.
Rev. Sara Irwin, Christ Church Episcopal, Waltham
The teaching of the Buddha normalizes the question of life and death as the natural course of things. It’s a freeing up of energy that is otherwise used for trying to avoid the subject of death, to be fully engaged in being alive. Summer Death and Dying Series. Read more www.marbleheadzencenter.org
Joan Amaral, Guiding Teacher, Marblehead Zen Center
Talking with your family and loved ones about health care planning is an act of real love.
Rev. Dr. Philip Joseph Mayher, Pastor and Teacher, The Congregational Church of Weston United Church of Christ
Talking with your rabbi can be very helpful when making health care and end of life care decisions, especially well in advance of a medical crisis.
Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler, spiritual leader of Temple Sinai of Sharon
The Rev. Laura E. Everett, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches
Thoughts on Bereavement: Acknowledging the Love and the Loss
Rev. Dr. Philip Joseph Mayher, The Congregational Church of Weston United Church of Christ