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  • FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 300 West 2nd Street Grand Marais, MN, 55604 United States (map)

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


First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 
inviting community conversation…

 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 Church, UCC

                 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.

Later Event: February 4
Communion Sunday