Songs from the Pit: A Study in Death & Dying
Sundays at 9 AM during Lent in the Parish Hall
Starts March 10; Continues to April 7
Lent is a season of reflection, preparation, and remembering our mortality. It begins on Ash Wednesday with the reminder: “You are dust and to dust you shall return.” In our modern world, we rarely have the opportunity to talk candidly about death and dying. We have pushed it away from our lived experience, and we rarely have to encounter it until its breaks into our lives.
In this five-week study, we will look at a biblical and Christian understanding of death. From our theology around death, the biblical tradition, to the more practical aspects of funeral preparation and will-making, this course in death and dying is meant to be a safe place to ask the hard questions under less stressful and emotional circumstances. We hope you’ll join us!
March 10 Week One A Christian Understanding of Death
March 17 Week Two What happens after we die?
March 24 Week Three An Episcopal Death, Part One - Ministrations at the Time of Death
March 31 Week Four An Episcopal Death, Part One - Burial Office
March 7 Week Five Final Arrangements & Preparations