Thanatology Café Facilitation Manual Finished and Uploaded

After Several Revisions and in Preparation for the Debut of Thanatology Café in the AlbanySchenectadyRensselaerGreene counties region, the Thanatolgy Café Facilitation Manual is Finalized and Complete. The new manual is complete and provides information on the Thanatology Café program, its organization, its principles, and procedures. The Facilitation Manual will be a must read for all…

Recommendations for a Church Bereavement Program

A couple of days ago a reader, Kathy T., wrote to me asking for recommendations on starting a church bereavement program. After having reflected on Kathy’s request and her plan, I responded with the following counsel. I hope it’s helpful to those of you contemplating a response to such a calling or who are already…

Why do you want to talk about that?!?

“Why do you want to talk about that?” she asked, scrunching up her nose. With the good news that Thanatology Café is coming to the S.A.R.G. — the Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer, Greene counties area — we’ve started negotiating for venues where the local groups can meet for the inaugural program in mid-March. Visiting a local…

A Special Word About Our Funeral Directors

Awareness of the Special Role of Mortuary Services Providers, the Funeral Directors For the pastoral care provider or the clergy, death is a theological event. For the healthcare provider it is a defeat. No profession or vocation is as intimately connected with death than the funeral director. The funeral director is the first to be…

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