The Sunday Seminar, a short-term class that meets on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., will start a new study on January 12. The class will read the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. The book by a practicing surgeon argues that quality of life is the primary, desired goal during conditions of life-threatening injury or illness, or inevitable aging and death. Medicine, the author states, can not only improve life but also ease and enrich the process of its ending.
The study examines how medical decisions can extend suffering or be rich and dignified experiences for patients and their families. In this work, Dr. Gawande examines the limitations and failures of medicine as life draws to a close. In his work, he follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in this clinic and finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure that we never sacrifice what people really care about.
This study of a critical topic that all families must face begins at 9:45 a.m. on January 12 in room 203.
Wednesday night Bible Study
We will begin Ray Vander Laan’s Mission of Jesus on January 15at 6:15 p.m. in Room 209. This six-week Bible Study will help you deepen your understanding of God taking human form so He can redeem us. The study will follow the footsteps of Jesus in Galilee and Jerusalem as Christ triumphantly makes God’s presence known on earth. If you are interested, contact the church office so a study book can be ordered for you.