by Verity Gould
What is Your Gift?
A little over a year ago my Dad, Fr. Bob Gould, was nearing his own death. He was spiritually ready to transition and he had everything “in place” for me and for our family. All the details, large and small, had been covered. We didn’t have to think of “Does Dad want hospice?” “What kind of church service does Dad want?” or “Does Dad want to be cremated?”
Dad gave me and our family a great gift in being prepared and letting us know what he wanted leading up to his death and after his death. Dad’s gift of preparation and having those hard yet good conversations prior to his death, helped me emotionally, spiritually and physically in his passing. So in true Dad fashion, I want to help you in being prepared for your own death and allow you to give your family this great gift.
On Saturday March 18, from 9 to noon, Fr Ray and I will lead a workshop at St. George’s in preparing for your own death. We will begin the conversation that is often hard to start on what are your wishes and how do you share them with your family. We will talk about those large and small details around dying and we will also have forms that you can fill out for your own church service, Advanced Care Directives, Check-off to-do list, etc. Please join us on 3/18 to help you prepare your gift for your family.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. George’s Episcopal Church
5600 Winding Way
Carmichael, CA 95608
RSVP to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-487-5600.