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October 14 – Rev. Joan Shiels

Rev. Joan Shiels


Most of us have brushes with death when we’re young but in those years it is usually never more than a rare visitor, to be forgotten as quickly as possible. After 50 it becomes an acquaintance, sometimes a frequent one. Soon, for all of us, it will be a companion and, finally, move in with us. This message is NOT about living wills or health powers or legal matters. It is a meditation on the deeply personal feelings we have about dying and how we might prepare ourselves for the inevitable day when the light goes out.

Joan Shiels is a good friend and frequent speaker at UUFDC. She has been a church pastor in Sturgeon Bay and a chaplain in a nursing home in Minneapolis. These days her ministry is doing weddings —and funerals.

Music: Ellen Shahbazi
Service Leader: Toby Mason

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