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Matters of Life and Death

by | Aug 3, 2020 | Churchwide, Congregational Life, Pastoral Care

Congregational Care is offering an information series exploring some implications of COVID-19 on life and end of life. Each Sunday in August beginning the 9th, join the Congregational Care team and guest presenters for a 30 minute session following worship. We will explore the following topics: caregiving in the time of a pandemic, medical perspective on COVID-19, funeral and obituary planning, and The Conversation Project: Being Prepared in the Time of COVID.

Please email Marina Luckhoo, Faith Community Nurse, for more information or questions about the course or guest presenters.

Caregiving in the time of COVID-19

Sunday, August 9 |  10 a.m.  |  Zoom

During the changing times of COVID-19, learn how to meet loved ones’ care needs while maintaining a healthy caregiving role.

Ashley C. Brooks, MA


Ashley is a lifetime member of MPPC and co-facilitates our Caregiver Support Group. She directs the Caregiving Wellness Program for Caregiving Corner, to empower, support and coach caregivers, couples and families as they navigate adjustments to caregiving needs for their loved ones.
Medical Perspective on COVID-19

Sunday, August 16 |  10 a.m.  |  Zoom

Conversation with two members of our Medical Advisory Panel, who have been in dialogue with our Health Ministry Team, advising on best practices during COVID-19.

Dr. John Blumer


Dr. Blumer’s clinical specialities are pediatric ENT and airway disorders, adult nasal, sinus and obstructive airway, and sleep disorders at CEENTA since 1998. He has been voted “Top Doc“ by Charlotte Magazine and/or Charlotte Business Journal every year since 2004.

Dr. Krista Morris


Dr. Morris grew up at MPPC and graduated from Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is a specialist in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She currently practices at Novant Pediatrics South Park.

Funeral and Obituary Planning

Sunday, August 23 |  10 a.m.  |  Zoom

Learn about the process of funeral and obituary planning in the time of COVID-19.

Rev. Deborah Conner


Deborah has been the Associate Pastor of Congregational Care at MPPC for the last 16 years. She equips lay ministry, guides new members, and ensures members are supported through their greatest joys and deepest sorrows.
The Conversation Project: Talking about end of life wishes during COVID-19

Sunday, August 30 |  10 a.m.  |  Zoom

The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative with a goal to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected. To prepare for this session, please download the following PDF here.

Mary Catherine Chesney, MPH


Mary Catherine is a Charlotte-native, Deacon, and lifelong member of MPPC. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Health & Wellness Professional, she works to motivate, encourage, and support clients in reaching personal goals toward improved overall health.