Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Facing Death with Life: A Program for Adults

Activity 4: Obituaries and Epitaphs

Activity time: 30 minutes

Invite participants to form groups of three and, as they are comfortable doing so, to share the obituaries and epitaphs they have written prior to the workshop. Allow 15 minutes for this part of the activity.

Then regather the large group and engage participants in a conversation about their choices for how they want to be memorialized after death. Use these questions:

  • Who would you like to plan your memorial service or funeral? Family members or yourself? What are advantages and disadvantages of each?
  • Do you have a preference for what happens with your remains?