We welcome everyone equally and enthusiastically. Whatever your religious background, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status, we welcome you. If you are responding to a deep inner yearning, a hunger to be part of a community of faith, a desire to love and be loved by God, or a call to follow Jesus, we welcome you!
St. Luke's is a Sanctuary parish and is a safe place for all. If you have left behind a loving congregational family and are searching for a new spiritual home, we welcome you! If you have been wounded or abused or alienated or disturbed by judgmental religion and religious hypocrisy, we welcome you!
The Journey Most Avoided: Talking About Aging, Illness, & End of Life
“The Journey Most Avoided: Talking about Aging, Illness, and End of Life,” which will meet in the Commins Room from 7:00-8:30pm on Mondays June 10, 17, and 24 in English; and 2:00-3:30pm on Sundays July 7, 14, 21, and 28 in Spanish.
June 10 / July 7 (en Español): “What is our theology of death and dying?” The Rev’ds. Jane Gould & Nancy Frausto, St. Luke’s clergy This session will include conversation about how Christians understand illness, aging, reconciliation, and death as well as funeral planning with fill in the blank handouts to be completed and returned to the church, information about the Columbarium, and a discussion of fees. June 17 / July 21 (en Español): “How do I make sure the end goes as I want?” Reba Birmingham, Attorney This session will include medical and legal documents – how to complete, who to inform, where to keep; How to protect assets and provide for family; Legacy Planning (St. Luke’s and other charitable giving) June 24 / July 28 (en Español): “What happens when I die?” Mary Artino, Funeral Directors, Reba Birmingham, and The Rev’d. Nancy Frausto This session will cover the physical and functional things that happen and need to happen when a person dies as well as discussing the grieving process.
July 14 (en Español): “What happens when we age?” Mary Artino, Hospice counselor This session will cover the natural aging process, what hospice is, and how one can plan ahead, by speaking with their family about their end of life wishes.