Mondays June 15, 22, 29, 4:00-5:00 PM on ZOOM*
Embedded within this pandemic and cultural upheaval is a host of losses, some larger and more painful, some smaller, quieter but not without pain. We no longer have in-person graduations, church services, jobs, birthdays or other social gatherings. We fear for our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Many have already lost or have known others who’ve lost loved ones without being able to be present to support and comfort. What a harsh reality.
Being compassionate and relational human beings, we feel not only our own pain but that of others. We ask “What can I do?” To begin to address that question, we need to recognize it is also the time of possibility. It is the time to explore some of the most important aspects of our lives. It is the time to reflect on our feelings of loss and then clarify what is important and essential. It is the time to create new meaning: what do we value, how do we want to live our lives, what are our fears, our hopes and dreams. It is the time to create our vision of living the best ways we can imagine.
Please join Rev. Marti Bishop, MS and Pat Francek, LCSW, in 3 one hour conversations on Mondays, June 15, 22, and 29 from 4:00-5:00 PM to identify some of our losses, our fears, and our possibilities. We will explore how one makes meaning in times of life, death and uncertainty.
*To register, contact Pat Francek. She will then share ZOOM information.
About the facilitators:
Rev. Marti Bishop, MS, has been a member of this community since the spring of 1992. After a 27-year career in marketing within corporate America, she attended The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies in Manhattan. Rev. Marti was ordained an interfaith minister in 2007. She spent the next 7 years on staff at a non-profit hospice agency where she was a hospice minister providing spiritual support to the dying and their loved ones. Marti is now fully retired.
Pat Francek, LCSW a member of the Unitarian Church in Westport since 2008, is a licensed clinical social worker working with individuals, couples and families. She addresses various issues to include anxiety, depression and grief and is co-facilitator of our Grief Support Group.