Webinar Series: Bringing Advance Care Planning Conversations to Your Congregation
Every Tuesday, 8:00-9:00 pm (EST), April 17-May 22, 2018
Congregations are ideal settings for beginning to talk about what matters most to people when it comes to making decisions about the kind of health care they want and don’t want in the face of very serious illness. Starting Tuesday, April 17, 2018, The Conversation Project’s advisor to faith, Rosemary Lloyd, will host a free, six-part, web-based course on how to infuse having conversations about crucial, values-centered health care decision-making into the life and work of faith communities.
Over six weeks, participants will learn about:
- the mission and free resources of The Conversation Project and why talking matters
- how to incorporate advance care planning themes into preaching, teaching, and pastoral care
- successful implementation of programs in other settings
- how to build a team that will carry on this work, set goals, communicate with your community, and measure success
- how to ground these conversations in the theology, ethics, and practices of your faith
Have The Conversation: by Rev. Katy Hyman, BCC, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and First Congregational Church of Long Beach, CA
The Conversation: by Rabbi Esther Adler, Mount Zion Temple, Saint Paul, MN
Generation to Generation: by The Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor, Senior Minister, Old South Church, Boston, MA
Lech L’cha- a Conversation Sabbath Dvar Torah: by Amy Shutkin, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA
Let’s Have the Conversation: by Rabbi Carl M. Perkins, Temple Aliyah, Needham, MA
Talking Through Loss: by Rabbi Philip H. Sherman, Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA
Talking with Loved Ones about Last Wishes: by Rev. Catharine Harris, Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Boulder, CO
The Blessing of Being Mortal: by Rev. Rosemary Lloyd at Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA
While I’m Here: by Rev. Frank Clarkson, Universalist Unitarian Church, Haverhill, MA
A guide from The Conversation Project on how to facilitate the conversation in groups.
An introduction to hosting events and tips for getting started.
A series of YouTube videos produced by the Jewish Theological Society’s Center for Pastoral Education as part of What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life.
Created by New York State Catholic Conference.
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An editable word document inviting clergy colleagues to participate in Conversation Sabbath in your region.
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