What is Death Over Dinner? It is a chance to gather in a familiar setting to talk with welcoming people about death, a discussion that most people try to avoid.
Death Over Dinner is an opportunity to have that difficult yet crucial end-of-life conversation we often tiptoe around. While sharing a meal together, groups will have a chance to ponder and discuss questions such as, “What was your first experience of death like?” or, “If you had a choice, where would you die?”
Food and beverage will be provided.
Please join us for an enlightening discussion!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth
12235 Old Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN 55411
The MTN Twin Cities January meeting is Death Over Dinner. Join us for a potluck dinner and conversations about death and dying.
January 10, 2017, 6:30pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
1895 Laurel Ave, St Paul, MN
RSVP to Anne Murphy, 651-964-9128, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for “Death Over Easy,” a community brunch with conversations about death.
Circle around the table for brunch and conversation on a topic that we like to keep under the table. We will listen to each other and share our collective wisdom about death. Through exploring thoughts and feelings, we can more readily move through fears, shed inhibitions, and forge deeper connection with our loved ones. It can be that easy!
3104 16th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Bring: Juice, Breads, Fruit Salad, Green Salads, Eggs
Also bring: Your own tableware (plates, cups, utensils, napkins)
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to cover room rental
So that we can have starting places for our shared conversations, we have selected a couple short, engaging, informative, and inspiring pieces that we encourage you to read, watch, and listen.
Bronnie Ware worked for many years with patients who were in the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. She shares the five most common regrets they shared with her.
Join us for a potluck dinner and engage in a conversation that we usually keep under the table. This is not meant to be a morbid conversation, but instead a very human one where we consider what we want, both in life and during its closure. Through sharing our thoughts and feelings on this subject, we can more readily move through our fears, shed inhibitions, and forge deeper understanding and connection with our loved ones.
Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm
Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church
So that we can have starting places for our shared conversations, we have selected a few “homework” assignments for all of us to read, watch, and listen to before we gather at the table. They are very short but …are quite engaging, informative, and inspiring.
READ: To One Who Will Shortly Die
Walt Whitman’s poem eloquently invites us to face our impermanence without dread.
WATCH: You only die once. Engage with Grace.
Eliza Founder, Alexandra Drane delivers a passionate talk about the need to discuss end of life decisions, and how we can approach this topic with grace and dignity. At the heart of this short video is a powerful story of losing a family member to cancer.
LISTEN: What Doesn’t Kill You
Tig was diagnosed with cancer. A week later she went on stage in Los Angeles and did a now-legendary set about her string of misfortunes. Please listen from 3:04 – 15:35.
Come join us as we circle around the table for a hearty meal and conversation around a topic that we like to keep under the table, death. Tonight will be different, as we listen to each other and share in our collective and individual wisdom about death.
“Death Over Dinner is a way to spark an open-ended conversations about death, from one’s personal experiences and spiritual views about a topic that can be a conversational taboo, to ways friends and families can plan for end-of-life care and advance directives when they or their loved ones die.” Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post
This event is open to the public. Invite your friends and neighbors!
Thursday, November 6th, 6:30-9pm
Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church
1895 Laurel, Saint Paul MN 55104
Potluck Dinner (please bring something to share)
Please RSVP to Anne Murphy at annievmurph @ gmail.com or 651-964-9128