Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM!

 

 

Check out the April/May "Good Word" Newsletter here.

 

 

Let’s talk about “Being Mortal”

Tuesdays: April 30th, May 7th & 14th @ 7:00 PM

with Vicky Guest & Lisa Fusaro 

 

We live in a death-denying culture and that denial has serious consequences for us and our loved ones – medically, personally, spiritually.  Using a variety of resources, including excerpts of the PBS documentary with Atul Gawande, the author of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,we will open up a conversation that too rarely takes place about loss and grief and about the choices that we or others might have to make as we approach the end of life.

 

We will be joined by Lisa Fusaro, who in addition to her work on the Mental Health team at First Church, is a licensed psychologist and an experienced therapist who has worked with individuals and families at times of loss.  While there is no one way to grieve, we will explore grief from the perspective of those experiencing loss, including the loss of their own life, as well as ways to be supportive to those who are confronting the loss of a loved one.

 

Reserve your seat HERE.

 

 

“Stop the Bleed”

Sunday, May 19th at noon in the vestry

 
 

In April 2013, just a few months after the active shooter disaster on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the American College of Surgeons convened a group including the U.S. military, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and emergency medical response organizations, to create a protocol for national policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events.  The “Stop the Bleed” initiative was the result.  It was determined that many lives could be saved if victims had bleeding controlled by bystanders and first responders in the field.  By doing so, they are able to make it to definitive intervention before bleeding to death.  Much like the Red Cross and American Heart association’s efforts to teach CPR, The American College of Surgeons’ goal is to train every American in basic bleeding control techniques.  

 

To date there are over 44,000 registered instructors and over 600,000 people have been trained.   Steve Palmer is one of those instructors and the Safety and Security team is bringing a “Stop the Bleed” class to First Church Natick.  Come find out how to save a life on May 19th after worship. We will be reviewing the use of the AED as well.