The Minnesota Threshold Network invites you to our annual June Forum
Dying to Know: Conversations about Choices at the End-of-Life
open to friends, families, groups of all ages to explore together the choices around end-of-life
Participate in lively conversations about death and after death arrangements for yourself and/or loved ones.
Questions such as “What would your ideal death look like?” “Who would be there?” “How would I like to be honored after I die” and many more… Have the conversation you have wanted to have around death and dying
St. Clements Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
901 Portland Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Tuesday, June 5th
Free and open to all. Donation of the heart are welcomed
Interested? RSVP to Ellen Hufschmidt at email@example.com
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
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:30-9:30 PM
85 6th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Hear and share stories of how our experiences with home vigils, family-directed death care, and green disposition have touched our lives. The April MTN Twin Cities event is a storytelling night cohosted by Word Sprout
A few MTN members will come with prepared stories. An open mic time will follow. You’re invited to bring your five-minute story of your experiences as a death doula, vigil-sitter, green-burier, or other ways death has touched your life.
MTN Twin Cities will host a Deathwork/Network night in January. We call out to death doulas, funeral celebrants, coffin-makers, and anyone else who is working, as either a career or a passion, in the fields of conscious dying, family-directed death care, and green disposition, to meet others and share resources and knowledge.
We are stronger together.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7-9 pm
at the home of Marianne Dietzel
All MTN meetings are free and open to the public. Donations of the heart accepted.
Katelyn LaGrega’s 2017 film, “The Art of Natural Death Care,” from the Sophia Center in North Carolina, shows families caring for their loved ones after death. The 27-minute documentary, which was presented at the 2017 National Home Funeral Alliance conference, includes clips of MTN’s Linda Bergh.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 PM at 21 E Rustic Lodge, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
All MTN Events are free and open to the public. Donations of the heart accepted.
Minnesota Threshold Network – Twin Cities
Ellen Hufschmidt, MA, chaplain and hospice grief counselor,
and Kyoko Katayama, PhD, LICSW
Tuesday, November 14, 5:30 -7:30pm
The Community Gathering Space at 514 Lowry Ave NE
(Adjacent to Carma Coffee Shop)
Did you know that
- when a loved one dies, family and friends can care for the deceased and hold the visitation and ceremony at home?
- a deceased person is not unsanitary or unsafe to the living or to the environment
- embalming is not legally required
- green burials are available in Minnesota
This event is FREE and open to all. Please join us and learn about your options.
Until every Minnesotan is informed–Make it known; it can happen at home.
- What direction is MTN Twin Cities moving in?
- What is our focus for the upcoming programming year?
- What truly feeds our passion for this work and feeds the work in turn?
- What does our leadership structure look like now, and is that the best way for it to be?
We invite you to join us in examining these questions and more at an open retreat and planning meeting. Based on input from our August core team meeting and the September idea exchange, we will discuss what’s on the group’s horizon, plan the next few meetings, and generally get to know each other and our paths a little better.
All Minnesota Threshold Network meetings are free and open to the public. Donations of the heart accepted.
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