"Instead of Scared, Be Prepared - Let's Talk About Death"

Truro Public Library - September 15th

The Truro Public Library enthusiastically presents a free workshop, “Instead of Scared, be Prepared: Let’s Talk About Death,” hosted by Anastasia and Chad Kidd, co-pastors of the First Parish Truro UCC in Truro, on Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Nearly 90% of Americans think it’s important to talk about their wishes for end of life care, yet less than 30% have actually done it.  Most of us are too scared to discuss it!  Because it can feel so overwhelming to acknowledge our mortality, we put off making decisions until it is too late.  Do you know a healthcare proxy from a DNR?  Do your loved ones know what is important to you at the end of your life?  The Reverends Kidd will provide an informative and relaxed workshop on the many resources available nowadays both for preparing for important conversations with those who matter most in your life, and for dying on your own terms.  Their combined experience and compassionate, energetic personalities make them ideal coaches as we learn more about what questions need to be asked and answered, all in an informal setting intended to be productive and—yes—even fun.  A light lunch will be served.  Please sign up by calling the Truro Library at 508-487-1125.  Both reverends are busy outside of the First Parish Truro UCC.  Rev. Dr. Anastasia Kidd is Director of Enrollment at Boston University’s School of Theology. Her ministerial goals include helping to shape sacred and hospitable space, as well as helping people navigate vocational and personal life paths.   Rev. Chad William Kidd serves as the Pastoral Ministries Manager at Brooksby Village, a large continuing care retirement community in Peabody, MA; as the Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church of Reading, UCC, in Reading, MA; and as Director of the Boston University School of Theology Seminary Singers.  A former hospital chaplain, he is familiar with varied end-of-life experiences, including hospice.  Please join us for this exceptional opportunity, and become part of the minority of Americans who have their end-of-life ducks in a row.

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