During November we are exploring what it means to be mortal. What does it mean to live knowing that we will die? How do we love when we risk losing those we love to death? How do we talk about death as well as prepare and even plan for death?

Such weighty questions are deeply spiritual. They can lead us to identify the values and purposes for which we live, while also helping us to name our choices for how we would prefer to die.

In choosing this theme, we are joining with congregations across Greater Boston in a “Conversation Sabbath,” part of the Conversation Project, a non-profit initiative that encourages people to talk about mortality and end-of-life care.

Among other events, we will hold a book discussion on Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End by Dr. Atul Gawande. Join us for this event on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. in the Sunroom. To sign up, contact Kate Holland.

For a short reflection, quotes and discussion prompts on being mortal, please click here.