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Brewed Theology - Talking about Death as a Faithful act of Living: A Conversation about Advance Care Planning - Tuesday, June 18

Jointly hosted with The Vancouver Clinic | 

One-time-only on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 
7:00-8:30p (you may arrive as early as 6:00p

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We should familiarize ourselves with death during our lifetime, inviting death into our presence when it is still at a distance and not on the move.– from a sermon by Martin Luther in 1519 on the topic of preparing to die.
Ninety percent (90%) of people say that talking with their loved ones about end of life care is important. Only 27% have done it. Eight-two percent (82%) of people say it is important to put their wishes in writing. Only 23% have done it. Seventy percent (70%) of people say they would prefer to die at home. Eighty percent (80%) die in long-term-care or a hospital. So where does this leave you? How are you doing, and what are you feeling? In this Brewed Theology, we'll do our part to flip the percentages just a wee bit. We will, with honesty and respect for each other, talk about dying while "it is still at a distance." We will do this in such a way as to be a statement about life and love, and in the knowledge that Jesus the Christ—who talked a lot about his death and who made his choices early—did so that we "may have life, and have it abundantly." (Jn.10:10).

Special Presenters
A panel of health care professionals from the Vancouver Clinic will be serving as our guest experts for the evening.

Invite a Guest
The moniker for all Brewed Theology events is "What church looks like." As we continue to discover where God is working ahead of us outside the walls of the church, Intern Joel and I encourage you to consider this and all BT events as opportunities for authentic connection to the Messiah community and to the Messiah.

Location - a 'private party' event at Ghost Runners Brewery in Vancouver with food options
We have reserved Ghost Runners' recently acquired warehouse next to its taproom and brewery. Owners Jeff and Amy have put together a trio of beverage and food options for our BT participants. Service will begin at 6:00p.

Tax, gratuity, and room rental are included in the prices. There are no additional costs.

  1. Beverage only (2 drink tickets) - $14.00
    (We will have three kegs on tap of Ghost Runners' most popular beer styles and a keg of cider)
  2. Food buffet only (per/person) - $18.50
  3. Food buffet (per/person) and beverage (2 tickets) package - $26.50

The food buffet will be an all-you-can-eat sandwich bar with turkey, ham, an assortment of cheeses, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and mustard. It will also include Kettle chips, and fresh vegetables with ranch dip.

You may purchase soft drinks and other specialty beer styles on your own in the taproom next door.

After registering, you will receive a separate email in which to indicate your preference for food and beverages. We will collect your payment at the door.

Preparatory Homework
Intern Pr. Joel and Pr. Peter will send the links to preparatory homework in a separate email to the address you use to register. These links will go out 7 days or so in advance of the event. Please share the links with each person for whom you register.

We hope to see you at this very special Brewed Theology on June 18.
Feel free to arrive as early as 6:00p.

Beers and blessings to you,

Team BT - Pr. Peter and Intern Pr. Joel

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