Taking Care of Business: End-of-Life Planning at CHS

Cape Cod SunriseTaking Care of Business is a four-session course on everything you need to know about end-of-life choices, funeral planning, cremations, burials, funeral home arrangements, wills, trusts, and planned giving. Join us at the Church of the Holy Spirit in the parish hall from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Thursday June 6, 13, 20, and 27.

June 6 – Making and Communicating End-of-Life Choices
Moderator, Sara T. Fry, Coordinator of Health & Parish Nursing Ministries
Deciding the kind of care you want at the end-of-life Selecting a health care proxy Writing out your wishes Communicating your wishes to family, physician, & pastor.

June 13 – Practical Funeral Planning Methods
Moderator, Fr. Adam S. Linton, Rector
Funerals versus memorial services
Wakes/viewings
Writing your obituary
Planning who gives the eulogy/homily
Church/pastor/music costs

June 20 – The Funeral Liturgy & Legal Documents
Moderator, Fr. Adam S. Linton, Rector
Theological and liturgical choices
Selecting music
Selecting scripture to be read
Reception planning
Wills, Trusts, and Planned Giving
Mr. Wes Dreher, Chair, Planned Giving Committee

June 27 – Funeral Home Planning and Record Keeping
Moderator, Fr. Adam S. Linton, Rector
Keeping a record of your funeral arrangements on file at the Church of the Holy Spirit
Funeral Home Planning – Mark Conroy, Pre-need Director, Nickerson Funeral Homes
Pre-need planning wake and viewing arrangements
Cremation arrangement
Body donation costs

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