Planning for a Good Goodbye

Join us at Riverside for our in-person “Planning for a Good Goodbye” Sunday series July 14, 21, 28, 2024 at 1:30PM. This series aims to offer comfort and guidance in navigating death and life beyond it.

Here’s what we have planned:

  • July 14: Death Cafe – Please join us for a discussion of death as we drink tea and eat cake.  Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.’  A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.  It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. This is an opportunity to increase awareness and make the most of life. (please register in advance.)


  • July 21: Preparing Your Own Obituary – What would you want said about you? What is your favorite scripture? Your favorite hymn? Join a supportive community to plan your homegoing service. (please register in advance.)


  • July 28: Fill Out New York Advanced Directives – Complete the MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) form, Power of Attorney, and Ethical Will with guidance from experts. (please register in advance.)


  • August 4: “Sharing Your Own Obituary” 

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore, reflect, and prepare for life’s inevitable transitions with a community of support.

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Sundays, July 14, 21, 28 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

The Riverside Church | 20T & Zoom
490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY