Aging as Spiritual Practice

with presenter, Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis


Our culture inundates us with images of “successful retirement,”

but the reality of a gradual decline before we die can seem daunting. 


How do we address some of the deeper emotional and spiritual challenges of growing older, with both humor and honesty?


How might we think differently and engage spiritually in our own aging,

no matter where we are on the adult life span?


Come join the conversation!

DATES:  Wednesdays, January 17, 24 and 31 – 10:00-11:30 am

PLACE:  First Congregational United Church of Christ
Corner of W 2nd St. and 3rd Ave, Grand Marais

TOPICS:  (Come for all the sessions, or drop-in for one)

 January 17:  The Threat and Grace of Growing Older

January 24:  How to Talk with Loved Ones about Our Aging

January 31:  Ethical Wills: Crafting a Written Legacies of our Memories and Values

About Anne:  As United Church of Christ minister and former hospice chaplain, Anne has engaged a wide variety of families, congregations and community groups in this conversation.  She recently retired from full-time ministry, now lives in Grand Marais and is a member of First Congregational, UCC