Sun, Oct 08|
Sunday Adult Forum -- Living with Death
Join us on Sundays (Sept. 17-Nov. 12) at 9:30 a.m. for a holy conversation on the various practical, theological, philosophical, and ethical aspects of death, dying, and aging.
Time & Location
Oct 08, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
About the Event
Our culture tends to ignore death. At the very least, we make wild attempts to distract ourselves from it for as long as possible. Every couple of years at Ascension we attempt to address the essential theological, ethical, and emotional issues surrounding death and dying.
Undoubtedly, death is at times a difficult topic. As is the challenge of aging and how we care for others and ourselves in the final years of life. In a culture of jittery discontent that is constantly striving for happiness, we find ourselves with few tools to help us abide in sadness, even for a time.
This fall, Mark Valcourt, Michael Deckard, Stephen Williamson, and Karla Woggon will lead a holy conversation on the various practical, theological, philosophical, and ethical aspects of death, dying, and aging.
September 17 -- Aloneness - How do you want to die? (Mark Valcourt)
September 24 -- Being Present - Friendship and the Elderly (Michael Deckard)
October 1 -- No Forum--Joint worship with St. Alban's and Epiphany.
October 8 -- Communal Memory - Wisdom (Karla Woggon)
October 15 -- Health Care (Stephen Williamson)
October 22 -- Kingdom Family - Many Fathers (Mark Valcourt)
October 29 -- Learning to Die - What does a good death look like? (Michael Deckard)
November 5 -- The Church and Death - What does the church say about death? (Karla Woggon)
November 12 -- True Speech Habits - Are you truthful with the people you love? (Stephen Williamson)