Now and at the Hour of Our Death

Medical Decision-Making in the 21st Century

A relief on Fulton County's Health and Wellness Building by Julian Hoke Harris
A relief on Fulton County’s Health and Wellness Building by Julian Hoke Harris

Designed for people of any age, in any state of health, this interactive seminar provides knowledge and resources to help in navigating today’s complex healthcare system and prepare for the future. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the evolution of Christian understanding of illness and mortality; explore the integration of faith with decision-making
  • Recognize advances in public health and medical innovations that contribute to the complexity of choices faced by patients and families
  • Understand the nuts-and-bolts of advance directives, living wills, MOLST forms, DNR/DNI, health care proxy forms—what does each one mean, and which are legally binding?

Each participant will receive a comprehensive, resource-rich toolkit, described as “a fabulously complete set of information about every aspect of this topic,” including practical information for caregivers.

Faculty: The Rev’d Deacon Daphne B. Noyes, with two decades as a hospital chaplain; Christine Gryglik, RN, CNS, a critical care nurse with extensive experience in major teaching hospitals and the Air Force

What our alumni/ae say

“Excellent and very valuable program…a wealth of information that I find very useful…wonderful, useful, and practical…the toolkit is a fabulous resource – informative, even inspirational…Well done, I like the faith integration…fascinating, so informative…provided much insight…Christian/medical perspectives together are important”

To sign up for this seminar, please contact Deacon Noyes.

Simon says: Honor the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis

On Sunday, October 4, we celebrated the feast of St. Francis and had a lot of fun at the Blessing of the Animals (check out some pictures in the Photo Gallery!).  At that service, we gathered donations for Angell Memorial Hospital, but there is still time for you to make a contribute.  

Angell helps the more than 5,000 animals annually and donations of pet food, kitty littler, old towels and blankets are always appreciated.  Please have a look at their wish list for more information.

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”


Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

Honor our baptismal covenant by joining the Missions & Outreach Committee in supporting the millions of men, women, and children displaced by violence and conflict in Syria and other crisis areas. Through the International Rescue Committee, with your help, tens of thousands of people can journey “from harm to home.”

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.