Mount Olivet to Help Families Start Conversations About End-of-Life Decisions

Plymouth, Minn. (March 22, 2016) – Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth  announced a new series, Open Conversation: Walking Through the Details of Death, for families and individuals who are faced with the declining health of loved ones, or those wanting to be prepared for future healthcare decisions. These sessions will help partners, immediate family, and community members have difficult conversations about healthcare directives, funeral planning, and the emotional impact of seeing the health of loved ones decline. Open to the public, all are invited to attend and connect with others at similar life stages: those caring for aging parents, adults wanting family to know end-of-life wishes, and individuals preparing for the future. The series was developed as a response to the many in the community making tough, and often times lonely decisions, regarding end-of-life care for parents and loved ones.

Week 1 will look at creating a health care directive that informs others of wishes for end-of-life healthcare. Week 2 will explore the facets of funeral planning that can be intimidating. Week 3 will be a panel of Hospice Workers who will talk through the emotional impact of seeing health decline in loved ones and preparing for death.

This free series is open to the public and will be hosted Mondays: April 4, April 11, and April 18 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth is located at 12235 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN 55441.


About Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth

Mount Olivet is a missional congregation that seeks to be a community partnering with God in the world. As a church that recognizes faith as a journey, the ongoing mission, “Finding our place in God’s unfolding story,” is central to congregational life through dwelling in God, connecting in community, and engaging in callings.