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Resources for Faith Leaders

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

Webinar Session Link.
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*Registration has closed, but you can still join these sessions by clicking the link above on Tuesdays at 8:00pm.


Getting Started Guide for Congregations

This guide is designed to help congregational leaders introduce The Conversation Project’s mission and free resources in the communities they know and serve. It is filled with examples of how diverse faith communities are encouraging their congregants to engage in thoughtful reflection and have conversations about their end-of-life care wishes with loved ones and health care providers.

 

Preaching

Sermons:

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

Programs

Coaching the Conversation Guide

A guide from The Conversation Project on how to facilitate the conversation in groups.

Guide to Organizing Faith Based Events

An introduction to hosting events and tips for getting started.

Post-Event Surveys

Please email us to request a customized post-event survey, based on this template.

Pastoral Care

Video playlist: Sage Voices

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.

Video: Catholic Teaching on End-Of-Life Decision-Making

Created by New York State Catholic Conference.

Conversation Sabbath

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Invitation to Clergy

An editable word document inviting clergy colleagues to participate in Conversation Sabbath in your region.

Register for Conversation Sabbath 2018

Fill out this registration form so we know who is participating in Conversation Sabbath. We will be in touch with periodic updates.

Fact Sheet

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Conversation Sabbath.

Save the Date Card

You may print or post on your website or newsletter to promote Conversation Sabbath.

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