What you can't take with you
March 29, 2021 - Contemporary Issues
Topic: "What you can't take with you"
We may make financial plans to ensure that we have enough money to provide for us until the end of life. After the end of our lives, what good can our assets do? Financial adviser Matt Kneifl will join us to discuss the financial plans that will help us support ourselves, our families, and the institutions that matter to us.
Blessed Is the King
March 28, 2021 - Palm Sunday
Scripture: Luke 19:37-44
Sermon: Blessed Is the King
Moment for Mission: One Great Hour of Sharing
Planning your legacy
March 22, 2021 - Contemporary Issues
Your life makes a difference to those you leave behind. We will explore what we hope our legacies will be. This is the intangible stuff: What are the roles and events that will be reflected in our obituaries? What spiritual and ethical values do we hope our families and communities receive from us? If you haven’t written that rough draft of your obituary, you can give it some thought this week. This class included a TED Talk by Scott Zucker: Why ethical wills are the greatest gifts of love and how to create one
March 21, 2021 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Scripture: Luke 18:31-19:10
Guest preacher: Rev. Emily Ewing
Moment for Mission: Covid-19 Relief Fund
Planning your funeral
March 15, 2021 - Contemporary Issues
Topic: Planning your funeral
Contemporary Issues continues to explore death and dying by looking a few days beyond death. We, or our loved ones, will plan a funeral or memorial service. Funeral director Brad Kurtz joins us to talk about this process. What are the options and necessary choices in this planning? If we have helped plan a funeral in the past, what has changed since then?
Rich, or Indebted?
March 14, 2021 - Fourth Sunday in Lent
Scripture: Luke 16:19-31
Sermon: "Rich, or Indebted?"
Moment for Mission: One Great Hour of Sharing / Self-Development of People
March 8, 2021 - Contemporary Issues
Topic: Medical decisions at the end of life
Contemporary Issues continues our Lent study of death and dying. On March 8, we welcome palliative care physician Dr. Rebecca Lachenmaier, medical director at UnityPoint Hospice. She will talk to us about the medical aspect of the dying process. What decisions can we make now while we're healthy that will make the job easier for the hospice medical director and our family caregivers?
Dr. Lachemaier recommends two forms: the combined Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney from the Iowa State Bar Association and Five Wishes.
"Rejoice with me!"
March 7, 2021 - Third Sunday in Lent
Scripture: Luke 15:1-32
Sermon: "Rejoice with me!"
Moment for Mission: Dorothy's House
March 1, 2021 - Contemporary Issues
Topic: What's important at the end of life?
What kind of conversations should we have with our loved ones before we reach the end of life? Contemporary Issues will hear from Chaplain Ruby at Unity Point Hospice. Ruby supports hospice patients and their families. She will talk about what is important to people at the end of their lives, and what we can do now to set our families up for a healthy grieving process.
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