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Death and Dying Lunch Forum


Sundays April 17th, April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Our ancestors were very in touch with death -- it was everywhere. Children died, farm animals died, crops died... Wherever one looked, there was death. As we've become more and more disconnected from the land, and as medical science has progressed, many have never seen death. Those who have are taught to cover it up -- we hide those who are dying away in dark rooms, and we try to make the dead look like they're alive. With the constant reminder of death, Christians of the past knew firsthand that, as the opening anthem at burial services puts it, whether we live or die we are the Lord's.
What does that mean for us today?  How can we prepare for death? What should we do when someone close to us dies? Is it possible to embrace death in a healthy, Christian way? Over four sessions, the rector will lead a forum covering practical and theological aspects of death. In addition to Matt, speakers will include a hospice representative, a funeral home director, and others. Lunch will be provided. So that we know how many to prepare for, please contact Tom Parker in the church office to sign up for one or more of the Sundays.

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The Rocket Mile on Sunday, May 1st, first start at 2:00 p.m.

The Rocket Mile, a one-mile race downtown, will start and finish at the Imperial Center on May 1st. This will be a great opportunity to show visitors to Rocky Mount warm hospitality and to be a part of a big community event. We will have groups of "Good Shepherd on-the-go" runners who will wear the same t-shirts (youth/adults and children ages 6 - 14). We'll offer parking for the race, use of our restrooms, cold water, and chilled strawberries to all visitors. In addition, we'll ring our wonderful bell to cheer for the runners. Run or welcome or cheer - there is something fun to do for everybody!

Mother's Day Dinner Theater


Sunday, May 8th, at 6:00 p.m.

This is the perfect evening out for Mother's Day: Enjoy Good Morning, Jesus! A Children's Musical about Daily Experiences with God by Loonis McGlohonan and presented by the Cherub and Alleluia Choirs, feast on a delicious meal prepared by Chef Alex Villagomez, and give thanks for the mothers in your life.
Please make reservations by emailing Lawrence Goering or in the online giving center at www.goodshepherdrmt.org. The price for dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children. 

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