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October 24, 2021, 6 p.m., via Zoom

In preparation for All Saints Day, all clergy and laity of the Virginia Conference are invited to this service of healing. We will sing together, hear the Scripture, grieve together as we light candles for the saints we have loved and lost, and boldly claim the promise of the Resurrection through Jesus Christ our Lord. This service is virtual (via Zoom) and you are invited to bring candles to light for all the saints that you would like to remember this year. The Rev. Dana Trent, author of Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life will be our preacher and will stay on after the service for a time of encouragement and visioning about best practices to offer pastoral care during this season.

We will also be using the liturgy at the link below during this service, which we also offer to pastors to use in their churches this year, so we can all experience God’s grace in the midst of grief together.

To find the liturgy for All Saints Day follow this link: https://doc.vaumc.org/MinServices/AllSaintsLiturgy.pdf

To join the service, click on the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96284017163

About the Preacher for the All Saints Day Service

The Rev. J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. An ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain, her work has appeared on Time.com, and in Religion News Service, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, and The Christian Century. Publishers Weekly calls her fourth book, Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life “poignant,” “hilarious,” “practical.” She is also the award-winning author of One Breath At a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation, and For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community.