November 3 Service at 10:30 AM
Ed will use his hospice experiences with memorial services and grief groups and other examples to explore what the Day of the Dead means for us today. He will also compare and contrast the “American” way of dealing with death with the ways other cultures celebrate and deal with death.
Ed was ordained in 1973 by the Central Association of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, Ed spent 44 years engaging in a number of ministries. These included Community Missioner at an ecumenical lay academy, local church pastor, intentional interim pastor, Community Representative for the former Massachusetts Office for Children, Executive Director of a youth and family services council, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and for the final ten years of his active ministry until retirement in 2017, hospice chaplaincy. Ed is married with two adult children