Workshop 2: Finding Our Personal Views of Death

Workshop 2: Finding Our Personal Views of Death
Workshop 2: Finding Our Personal Views of Death

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  • When death or dying comes calling at the door, like a bracing wind it clears our being of pettiness. It connects us to others. More alert...
  • Activity Time Opening 5 minutes Activity 1: Discussion of Readings 15 minutes Activity 2: A Good Death 20 minutes Activity 3: The Last...
  • Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Our Covenant from Workshop 1 Handout 1, Looking...
  • Read the articles listed under For Next Time in Workshop 1, Handout 2, Looking Ahead to Workshop 2. Post Our Covenant from Workshop 1...
  • Light the chalice and share these words from Lee Ann Wester: Autumn marches on, Mighty Oaks stand still and yet, Flaky, brittle oak leaves...
  • Share this quote from Forrest Church’s sermon "Love and Death": When death or dying comes calling at the door, like a bracing wind it...
  • Share this quote from “Good Life, Good Death” by Laine Bergeson: Humans are gifted with the ability to contemplate their own demise, and...
  • Introduce the video, saying, “Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He was also a member of the First Unitarian...
  • Ask participants one by one to share the objects they have brought representing who they are and what their values are. Ask them to share...
  • Share with participants any updates on upcoming plans. Distribute Handout 1, Looking Ahead to Workshop 3. Ask participants to read the...
  • Go around in the circle and have participants share, one at a time, one word that describes an experience of death they have had. Be sure...
  • Make a time for individual reflection and discussion with your co-leader after the conclusion of the workshop. Consider these questions:...
  • When death or dying comes calling at the door, like a bracing wind it clears our being of pettiness. It connects us to others. More alert...

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