Vernon church to host final affairs fair


Make text smaller Make text larger




The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will host a final affairs fair on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The church is located at 307 Route 94 in Vernon. The fair is free, although donations are welcome.

Presentations are scheduled from Funeral Consumers’ Alliance and the Memorial Society of North Central New Jersey, as well as experts in estate planning, anatomical gifting, hospice and bereavement, advance medical directives, “green” burial options, and funeral planning.

According to the Rev. Howard Whitaker, although advanced planning for end of life issues can save money, pain, and stress on people and their families, these conversations can be very difficult to start. People know more about buying a cell phone than they know about buying end of life services. In four hours at St. Thomas’, families can get the information and permission they need to open these discussions.

When questioned about whether the event might be considered inappropriate or crass, Whitaker replies, “We are the church. We are supposed to be about ultimate things. If the church can’t help people face the end of life, we should just close shop.”

RELATED STORIES

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Quickbooks Expert Rochelle Dejong: Software
None. Our office utilizes QuickBooks and several other accounting programs such as Quicken, Peachtree or Money Dance and will maintain your files at our office along with a daily...
Read more »
Image

Insurance Expert Patrick Hughes: Deductible
A deductible is an amount of money that you agree to pay in the event of a loss to your vehicle. The higher your deductible, the lower your premium.
Read more »
Image

Assembly passes Agriculture Day bill
TRENTON — A joint resolution sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space designating the first full day of spring each year as New Jersey Agriculture Day won...
Read more »

Vineyard bill passes Assembly
A network of attention-grabbing roadside signs enticing tourists with alluring New Jersey wine trails is established by...
Read more »

VIDEOS



E-NEWSLETTER

Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Assembly passes Agriculture Day bill
  • Dec 14, 2017
Local News
Vineyard bill passes Assembly
  • Dec 14, 2017
Business & Real Estate
Why rent when you can own?
  • Dec 13, 2017

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ