Pastor’s Message – July 24, 2018

Approaching the Tomb: How Scriptural Reflection and Hospice Education Influence the Church’s Conversations About Death and Dying

Dearly Beloved Friends,
As many of you know, I have been working on my Doctor of Ministry degree, and the time has come where I need your help in the research. I need 6-10 volunteers to commit weekly for a total of seven weeks to a study about why we are hesitant to talk about death and dying in the local church. All seven sessions will occur on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., beginning August 21 and ending October 2, in the library. The first session will be a group interview. We will then offer three weeks of Bible study on John 11:17-44, the death and resurrection of Lazarus, followed by two weeks of hospice education from North Mississippi Medical  Center. The final session will be another group interview. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Please email or call Pastor Darian if you are willing to participate.

Rev. Darian Duckworth

Church office hours will be 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Thursday and 8 am – 12 noon on Friday beginning August 1. The office will continue closing from 12 noon – 1 pm for lunch. We are hoping these hours will be more convenient for those who need to call or visit the church office.
Staff Parish Relations Committee

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