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1130 Jervis Street
Vancouver, BC

Life Matters is a series of four “soup and buns” workshops designed to prepare you to plan for the inevitable end of life with courage and hope.

Wonder where to start with your will?
How to make decisions aligned with your deepest values?
Looking for a safe place to have a conversation about death?
Curious about the resources of the Christian tradition for death and dying?
These workshops are free of charge and led by experts in their respective field; however, registration is required. Feel free to attend one or all of the courses offered.

Thursday 18 Feb 2016 (12 (noon) – 2:00 pm) Writing your Will
Presenters: David Watts, Notary Public from the People’s Law School; Fr. Michael Forshaw; Glen Mitchell, Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of New Westminster

Thursday 10 Mar 2016 (12 (noon) – 2::00 pm) Power of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts, Representation Agreements & Advance Directives
Presenter: Lin Chen, Workshop Coordinator, BC Center for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS)

Thursday 28 Apr 2016 (12Noon – 2:00 pm )Death Cafe at St. Paul’s Cafe at St. Paul’s
This is the 4th in a series of 4 Death Cafés being held in early 2016 in Vancouver, where in a relaxed setting people will drink tea, eat cake, and discuss death. While not bereavement or grief support groups, Death Cafés are an opportunity to respectfully discuss death as a natural part of our lives. Facilitators: Tom Esakin and Anneke Rees

Thursday 26 May 2016 (12 (noon) – 2pm) Christian Teaching on Death and Hope
For centuries Christians have believed in the possibility of holy living and holy dying. Discover the fundamental hope of Christ in the face of death. Presenter: Reverend Jessica Schaap, Rector, St. Paul’s Anglican Church

To register: Please contact Maria at 604.685.6832 ext 10 or by email: