Here you can find selected material from issues of Trinity Memorial Church's monthly newsletter, the Trinity Times.
November Forum - November - Issues of Loss
Through the month of November the Trinity Forums will be exploring the issue of loss, that associated with death and also the loss caused by divorce. These are things that have touched us all to a greater or lesser degree, so we hope that these talks will give us the opportunity to consider how we deal with them as individuals and as a community, informed by our Christian faith.
The series begins on Sunday November 5th, when Fr. Glenn will speak on “How Religious Communities Deal With Death,” a fitting talk to accompany our observation of All Saints Day and the choir’s presentation of the Faure Requiem that evening.
The following Sunday, November 12th, the Rev. Christine Day of All Saints Church in Johnson City will talk about bereavement: "If you need anything, call me: The myth of closure".
On November 19th Deena Dement will speak on “Divorce and Loss, Hope and Resilience,” discussing the types of loss experienced by the family system as a result of divorce and how to foster resilience and healing for the family.
Finally, on November 26th Dr. Corinne Alexander Cole, the daughter of Fred and Connie Alexander who is a professor of palliative care at Harvard Medical School will talk on “Approaching the End of Life: The Family Conversation.”
A little background information on Dr. Corrine Alexander Cole:
Corrie has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital since 2011, following extensive training and work as palliative medicine and hospice care physician. Her medical educations is complemented by an advanced degree in Moral Reasoning (Ethics) from Oxford University, England.
Her clinical interests include advance care planning for patients with chronic medial illness, and she has developed a pilot program for integrating palliative care consultation into the primary care practice at Mass General.