Preparing an advance directive: An advance directive is a broad term designed to help us make plans for those we leave behind. This kind of program, or its equivalent, has not been presented for Trinity’s worshipers in over 15 years. For this reason two time periods from 10:ooam to 10:45am on both Sunday, October 23 and Sunday, October 30 have been reserved for these presentations in Mehaffey Hall. Some materials may be available to accompany each presentation. Current plans are for the program to be presented only one time, so mark your calendars. Coffee and light refreshments may be available.
October 23 will include (A) health directives for hospital, hospice care, living will, power of attorney, estate planning, and last will and testament. Dave Eldridge, a practicing attorney, will deal with this segment. This period also includes (B) planning expressions of sympathy, flowers, and memorial gifts. Del Smith will cover these topics.
October 30 will address (A) the specifics of planning the memorial service. Rev. Watson will make this presentation, and (B) body preparation, funeral home, burial, cremation, vault, and casket requests. Rev. Scott will address these issues. (Membership and Evangelism Committee)
For those of you who are interested, but are unable to attend Trinity’s two 45-minute programs, a day-long program is being offered to the public at the Old Yacht Club (across the street from Trinity) from 9:00am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 5. It is free to the public, and overflow parking is authorized to park in Trinity’s parking lots. A cash bar may be available at the Old Yacht Club.