Friendship Class

I am only One, but I am One
I cannot do Everything,
But I can do something.
What I can Do, I ought to Do,
And by the grace of God, I will Do.

On the first Tuesday of each month, a group of people (mostly women) meet to worship and to conduct a study.  This study may be based on the Bible, a book or some interesting topic.  This group sends greeting cards to church folk who are ill or shut-in or grieving.

To read more about how this group got started click here .

Fall Friendship Classes

The theme for the fall meetings is life choices . Choices are human qualities we all have. Our selections play a significant part in our lives. 
 
In September, the group held a book discussion on A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This Swedish author is a best seller in Europe. Ove is a grumpy old man with many life choices to make. His new neighbors have many choices about the unreliability of first impressions.
 
In October the group discussed Robert Frost’s poem, "The Road Less Travelled" and Matthew:7:13-14. Frost was the most popular and acclaimed poet of the 20th century. Which road did you choose? Which gate did you go thru?

November 7th ~ 1:00 p.m.
 
The next Friendship Class will be a book discussion on Being Mortal by Atal Gawande. He is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. We are all going to die. The medical profession does not prepare us for aging and death. Death is not a medical problem but a human one. One called it “a closing of accounts”. The best gift you can give your heir’s is the “closing of accounts”. What are your wishes? Resuscitation? Cremation? Calling hours? Living Will? In September and then in October we discussed life choices. Now in November it’s time to discuss death choices. Come to learn and share about being prepared for dignity and joy in dying.
 
Virginia Dzen is facilitating the discussions. All are welcome – men and women - and consider bringing a friend!

 

 

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