Ashes to Ashes Adult Ed. Series
- Every Sunday until March 26, 2023
- Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
- Coordinator: RCCPC Office
On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded that "we are from dust, and to dust we will return." This lent we will seek to honestly consider the end of our mortal lives. This is a difficult topic, but one that many of us wrestle with and look to our faith to help us with. The four-part series begins Sunday, March 5th at 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall and continues each Sunday throughout March. It will consider eternal life, dying well, planning a memorial, and leaving a legacy. We encourage you to sign-up in advance so that we may have enough materials for all attendees.
“What is Heaven?”: Week 1 of our series will be a consideration of the question, "What happens when I die?" We will explore the scriptural references to heaven and hell as well as the impact of art and hymnody on our imagination of the eternal. NT Wright's book, "Surprised By Hope" will be a guiding text. Register to receive excerpts ahead of time.
“Dying Well”: Week 2 of the series will focus on dying well. As Christians, we believe that our lives are a precious gift from a loving God, and that we are called to reverence that gift by living well. Yet, what if our dying is also a God-given gift and, as such we are invited to befriend the dying process so that we might die well? This week we’ll explore the attitudes and practices that will help us surrender our fear and befriend our death.
“Memorial Planning”: Week 3 of the series will be a workshop to design a memorial service. Most people do not have a list of preferences - hymns, speakers, readings, etc. - and loved ones are often left guessing at the time of death. Pastor Nate, Jeffrey Miller, and Julie Reeder will walk through the options for a service and burial and answer questions. Register to receive materials ahead of time.
“Legacy Giving”: Week 4 of the series we ask you to consider for a moment how blessed we have been by faith lessons and resources gifted from those who came before us. They lovingly shared their Christian faith. So today we are the beneficiaries and now caretakers of all that has been entrusted to us. Following the path of those who came before us, now is our turn to prepare this wonderful church for tomorrow. Now is the opportunity to tell our stories and plan for those next to have the tools and resources to thrive. Join us in Fellowship Hall at 11:30 am for this conversation led by The Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, Ministry Relations Officer, Presbyterian Foundation. Lunch will be provided. We look forward to exploring how we can continue to be Christ’s hands in the world through Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church – even after our lifetimes.
You may sign-up HERE.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.