October, 2022

Do – It – Yourself

Family – Directed Funeral Workshop

Friday, October 21st, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, October 22nd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

First Unitarian Society

900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 


Full workshop cost ($85) includes lunch and one copy of My Final Wishes.

Reserve your space by contacting Julie Swanson

608-609-7693 or  julie@whatspossiblenow.com

or mail registration form Julie Swanson, 537 Gately Terrace, Madison, WI 53711 Payment can also be made through Venmo: @Julie-Swanson-47

Until the latter part of the 19th century, most people were born and died in their own homes. When they were born, their family cared for them; when they died, their family cared for them. Dying, like birthing, was integrated into living. Caring for those who had died was not only the last act of love, it was the first step toward healing. This workshop will give you information and hands-on practice to prepare you to care for your family member after death at home, and to carry out a home or family-directed funeral with or without the services of a funeral director.

Friday: 6:30 pm (open to the public)
Screening of In The Parlor. Discussion to follow.
Friday evening movie and discussion is part of the workshop, but is also open to the public for a free will donation. 

Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Saturday Workshop Topics covered:

• Advance planning
• Meeting WI legal requirements and acquiring the necessary paperwork
• Care of the Body, Creating Sacred Space and Home Vigils
• Family Direct Cremation and Green Burial Options

***Advance registration for Saturday is required as space is limited. ***


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