UU Women's Potluck Dinner - Friday, Jan. 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Death Cafe: Eat Lunch & Talk About Death - Sunday, Feb. 3, 12:15-2:15 p.m.
Note: This is a SUUper Sunday with lunch available.
The subject of death is something many of us would like to have nothing to do with. Yet we are all mortal; we all die. We all have to deal with the deaths of people we love. Talking about death can be liberating, comforting, strengthening. And you know, talking about death won’t kill you!
What’s a Death Cafe? The founders of the DeathCafe phenomenon call it a “social franchise.” A Death Cafe is a discussion, usually with desserts, between groups of 6-8 people, with a facilitator present. Confidentiality and respect for differing ideas and beliefs is practiced. Participants introduce themselves and share why they came to the Death Cafe and the discussion often takes off from there. It’s a surprisingly pleasant event. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. (www.deathcafe.com)
What do people talk about? Some of the topics that come up are: What is a good death? What do you want to be remembered for? What kind of funeral, memorial service do you want? What’s your experience with death? What, if anything, frightens you the most? What do you think of the right to die movement? And the like. If death is something you’d like to talk about, mark your calendar for Feb. 3.
Humanist Discussion Group – Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE - there will be no meeting on Jan. 15.
Our next Humanist Discussion Group will meet next at Tues. February 3, 2019 in the Yellow room at the Fellowship. The topic is "Why do some people reject scientific evidence, for example, the reason for global warming." All are welcome.