Aging is Risky Business Seminar

Aging is Risky Business
What you don’t know CAN hurt you
Don’t go it alone!

March 5, 2016
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Parish Hall

Description: This seminar is designed to address issues the Aging Population will face. Topics include:

  • “Scripture, Aging and Values”
  • “Dynamics of Aging,” taught by a Nurse, which will include info about Geriatric Care Managers
  • “Aging from a Legal Perspective” by Wally Kelleman, an attorney and retired nurse
  • “We wish you a long life–How do you plan to pay for it?” on the Financials of Aging
  • “Making Your Final Arrangements” by Mother Liz
  • “Leaving a Legacy”

Speakers

  • Mother Liz Hendrick, Rector St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
  • Metta Johnson, RN, BSN, CNC, Nurse Consultant, Certified Care Manager
  • Mark DiGiovanni, CFP, ChFC, MBA, Investment Advisor, Marathon Financial Strategies
  • N Wallace Kelleman, Esq, LLM, LTCP, Retired RN, Licensed Insurance Agent~ Wally

Register by emailing Sally at stmattsyouth@bellsouth.net  The cost is $12 which includes lunch.



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Upcoming Christian Education Classes and Updates

Due to the overwhelming response to Fr. John Ray’s Forum on World Religions, we are restructuring the next Spring Block to take advantage of his being with us for another two weeks.

  • On Feb 21 and Feb 28, we will have two more Forums with Fr. John on World Religions in the Parish Hall.  For info on his forum on Feb 14th, see here.
  • The Newcomers class will still meet for 4 weeks as planned (Feb 21-Mar 13)
  • The classes on Aging, Parenting, Marks of Mission, and a follow-up World Religions class will be offered on March 6 & 13 only.

Also, please take advantage of the day-long Saturday Seminar on Aging we are offering on March 5th, led by Wally Kelleman and others!

Upcoming Seminar:
“Aging is Risky Business: What you Don’t Know Can Hurt You! Don’t go it Alone”
March 5th, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
This seminar is designed to address issues facing the Aging Population! Mark your Calendars!
Topics include Scripture & Aging, the Financials of Aging, the Dynamics of Aging, Final Arrangements and Leaving a Legacy. Speakers include attorneys, nurses, our priest and financial advisors.
Register by emailing Sally Ulrey at stmattsyouth@bellsouth.net. The cost is $12 which includes lunch. Well worth your time and money!

Upcoming Classes
Newcomers Class (Feb 21-Mar 13)
Location: Canterbury Room
Facilitators: Mother Liz and parishioners from various ministries
Description: New to St. Matthew’s? Or want to learn more about the church community here? We will walk you through the history of the Episcopal Church and this parish. You’ll get a chance to learn about the ministries of St. Matthew’s, and meet some of the leaders here.

World Religions Class (Mar 6 & 13)
Location: Library
Description: A follow up to the World Religions Forums with more information on Islam, these two classes will show and discuss the documentary film “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think,” which presents the data gathered in a Gallup opinion and beliefs poll about what Muslims really say they believe. The film is a total of 55 minutes, and will be shown in two parts with discussion following.

Parenting Class (Mar 6 & 13)
Facilitator: Sharon Ferrell
Location: York Room
Description: This class provides a space for parents to work on their own spiritual growth, using a devotional book study.

Aging is Risky Business Class (Mar 6 & 13)
Teachers: Wally Kelleman
Location: Coil Chapel
Description: Building on the session last fall and as a follow up to the Saturday Seminar (March 5th), this block of classes will cover Advanced Directives, Competency, Guardianship, and Final Affairs.

Marks of Mission (Mar 6 & 13)
Facilitator: Waylee George
Location: Undercroft Classroom
Description: The 5 Marks of Mission are descriptions of what the Church should be doing in the world, based on Jesus’s teaching about mission. By using these characteristics of mission to engage our neighbors in the world, we will grow our church.



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We Welcome Fr. John Ray for Forums on World Religions

Many thanks to Fr. John Ray for lending his expertise, personal experience, and loving heart when it comes to the topic of other religions.

The objectives of this study of other religions is two-fold:
1) To strengthen our faith in order to communicate more effectively
2) To learn more about world religions so that we may learn to love our neighbors

Fr. John’s first session was on February 14th, but two more sessions will follow on February 21st and February 28th. He welcomes questions about what YOU would like to learn. Please email him at johnsewakray@aol.com

See below for selected resources on world religions:
http://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/religious-projection-table/

http://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/23/live-event-the-future-of-world-religions/

http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/

http://www.globalreligiousfutures.org/

http://www.operationworld.org/countries-alphabetically

http://www.religionfacts.com/

http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups

http://www.omsakthi.org/religions.html

http://www.religioustolerance.org/



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Youth Sunday Evening Service Photos

St. Matt’s Youth plans and participates in their own worship service on periodic Sunday nights throughout the year. This photo gallery is from once such worship service.

TurnAround Youth meets Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. All youth 6th through 12th grades are welcome.

 



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St. Matthew’s Choir and String Ensemble Perform Fauré Requiem

The St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Choir and String Ensemble performed Fauré Requiem on Good Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m., incorporated into a service of readings and prayers for Good Friday. Soloists included Althea Benton, Soprano, and Bob Ferrell, Bass.  Julie Mitchell Smith, Organist. Dan Mitchell, Conductor.

Faure’s best known work and performed in Latin, Requiem is based upon the Catholic Mass for the Dead.

Photos from the Requiem will be published as soon as they become available.  Messiah 2015 (Advent and Christmas portion) are included in this gallery.



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New Class During Lent — Cafè Theology With Mother Liz


Mother Liz invites you to join her in a new program beginning this Lenten season.
The program is titled, Café Theology, and the plan is to offer three times per year on a series of Saturday mornings, a study in the area of Christian Theology. 
The location of the study will be dependent on the number of participants, but could be held in one of the local restaurants that offers breakfast. This first study will be offered on Saturdays during Lent, beginning Saturday, February 20 from 10:00-11:30 in the Parish Hall. The topic will be “Did God Kill Jesus?” and we will be reading a book by the same title by Tony Jones. Information about this book can be found on Amazon or the Barnes and Noble website.   To sign up for this class, please click here.



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Adult Christian Education Classes, Spring Block 2 (February 14 – March 13

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

Feb 14th–Adult Forum World Religions

Fr. John Ray will walk us through an introduction to religion and faith, including stories of his personal history, and give an overview of the religions that willl be covered in the World Religions class.

2nd Spring Block Classes (4 weeks: Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 6, Mar 13)

1. World Religions
Facilitator: Fr. John Ray
Description: An overview of Islam and Hinduism, with the intention of helping us understand our faith and other world religions, so that we may love our neighbors as ourselves.  Sign up here.
2. Parenting–Spiritual Growth of Parents
Facilitator: Sharon Ferrell
Description: This class provides a space for parents to work on their own spiritual growth, using a devotional book study. Sign up here.
3. Legal Issues in the Aging Population–Aging is Risky Business
Facilitator: Wally Kellerman
Description: Building on the session last fall, this block of classes will cover Advanced Directives, Competency, Guardianship, and Final Affairs.  This will be in conjunction with a weekend seminar in Lent which will include similar topics (more details on that seminar TBD).  Sign up for the class here.
4. Newcomers
Facilitator: Mother Liz and various parishioners from various ministries
Description:  New to St. Matthew’s? Or want to learn more about the church community here? We will walk you through the history of the Episcopal Church and this parish. You’ll get a chance to learn about the ministries of St. Matthew’s, and meet some of the leaders here.  Sign up here.
5. Marks of Mission
Description: The 5 Marks of Mission are descriptions of what the Church should be doing in the world, based on Jesus’s teaching about mission.  By using these characteristics of mission to engage our neighbors in the world, we will grow our church. Sign up here.

 



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