Adult Faith Development News – Lessons in Loss starts Sunday, January 15, 3 pm, in the Lounge

Ever wanted to explore issues related to death and dying?  Join Rev. Aaron Payson for a new adult faith development opportunity as we explore topics related to loss, grief, life after death, practical end-of-life planning issues, and more.  Beginning on January 15 @ 3 pm (til 4:30 pm) in the lounge we’ll gather to discuss ways to address one of the givens in life, the reality of loss and death.  While the topic might sound morbid, perhaps Morrie Schwartz said it best, “In order to understand how to live you must first understand how to die.” This series will run on Sunday afternoons through February.  

For questions or to indicate your desire to attend this series, please email Rev. Aaron Payson (). Rev. Aaron Payson is a UU Parish Minister and an instructor at Worcester State University where he teaches in the Sociology Department on the Sociology of Death and Dying.  In addition, Aaron has served as a hospital and hospice chaplain as well as a crisis interventionist for the past 30 years.  During his 23-year tenure in Worcester, he has worked with a host of families in the congregation and community at large to meet the challenges that are part of the death and dying process.

Session Topics:

Jan 15 – Talking about death & dying

Jan 22 – What is a “good death”?

Jan 29 – What happens after we die?

February 5 – On Bereavement

February 12 – Children and death across the lifespan

February 19 – Suicide and the Right to Die

February 26 – Preparing to die