Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship PUUF 820 Alameda Avenue Astoria - Oregon
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PUUF Board: 2015 - 2016
Allison Wilski
Vice President:
Cameron Brister
Kate Summers
Peggy Coreson
At Large:
Coralie Crayne
Craig Holt
Michael Rowe
Team Leaders:
Kit Ketcham
Sunday Service:
June Baumler
Arline LaMear
Music & Facebook:
Allison Wilski
Craig Holt
Sunday School:
Connie Moore
Craig Holt
The Larger Movement:
Unitarian Universalist
Pacific NW District
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1319
Astoria, OR 97103
Sunday Services are held weekly thoughout the year at 11:00 a.m. with a social hour to follow.
Sunday August 23:
Doug Balcomb will facilitate a discussion on
Being Mortal
This discussion is a natural extension of Kit's topic of two weeks ago: "Preparing for Death". It is based on the book by Dr. Atul Gawande, "Being Mortal", which is recommended reading.
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. He discusses how nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat, dictate their schedules and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable with discussing patients' anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that actually shorten lives rather than improving them. And families go along with all of it!
"Being Mortal" shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the end - and helps us achieve this goal.
Come join in a provocative discussion while enjoying refreshments furnished by Veja Lahti.
New Facebook Page
Welcome to the 21st century! PUUF now has a Facebook page! Just search for Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Facebook and our page will pop up. If you can, please "like" the page and that will help other people that you are connected with see it and what we are about. We hope to use this page to reflect our growing presence in the community and to continue to attract more like-minded folk to help our community grow and thrive.

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