Members of the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) invite you to celebrate with them during their local events. Search for what’s happening near you and download our free Activity Guide today. It’s time to start talking!

Have the Talk of a Lifetime® at Our Saviours Evangelical Lutheran Church
10/30/2018 - 12:00 am
Our Saviours Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hastings MN

Have the Talk of a Lifetime®

How well do you know the people who matter most to you? Although we may know about some of the significant people, places and events that have shared the lives of our loved one, we don’t know everything. Sitting down with loved ones to talk about their lives can be rich and satisfying.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime® helps people share memories made, lessons learned, life stories, values, interests, and experiences. These discussions also reinforce the importance of memorialization and make it easier for people to remember loved ones in a more meaningful and personal way. Take the time now to talk with loved ones about what matters most in their lives, so you can celebrate them when the time comes. Join us for this interactive presentation at the Our Saviours Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm to learn how to get going and receive the tools you need to get started!

Register online at https://bit.ly/2wTqFFT or by calling Our Saviours Evangelical Lutheran Church at (651) 437-9052.

The presenter for the session is Melissa Stevens. Melissa is the Community Outreach Director Wise Family Funeral Home & Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home in Hastings. Melissa is also a Respecting Choices First Steps Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Certified Facilitator. An ACP Facilitator is specifically trained to hold ACP conversations with individuals and loved ones.

Monday's Moments Gathering - Conversations Count
11/05/2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Courtyard by Marriott State College, State College Pennsylvania

When you’ve lost a loved one, sometimes you think back to special conversations you had together – conversations count and you carry them with you. At this gathering, we’ll talk about these meaningful conversations and ways to continue having them with other loved ones. You’ll leave with tools to help you Have the Talk of a Lifetime.    

Visit www.kochfuneralhome.com for detailed information.  For questions email Jackie@JackieHook.com or call (814)404-0546.

Please RSVP by Wednesday October 31.  Space is limited.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime® at the Hastings Senior Center
11/05/2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hastings Senior Center, Hastings MN

Have the Talk of a Lifetime®

How well do you know the people who matter most to you? Although we may know about some of the significant people, places and events that have shared the lives of our loved one, we don’t know everything. Sitting down with loved ones to talk about their lives can be rich and satisfying.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime® helps people share memories made, lessons learned, life stories, values, interests, and experiences. These discussions also reinforce the importance of memorialization and make it easier for people to remember loved ones in a more meaningful and personal way. Take the time now to talk with loved ones about what matters most in their lives, so you can celebrate them when the time comes. Join us for this interactive presentation at the Hastings Senior Center on Monday, November 5th at 6:30 pm to learn how to get going and receive the tools you need to get started!

Register online https://bit.ly/2NuYYg6  or by calling the Hastings Senior Center at 651-480-7689.

The presenter for the session is Melissa Stevens. Melissa is the Community Outreach Director Wise Family Funeral Home & Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home in Hastings. Melissa is also a Respecting Choices First Steps Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Certified Facilitator. An ACP Facilitator is specifically trained to hold ACP conversations with individuals and loved ones.

ACAP - Have the Talk of a Lifetime
11/13/2018 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, State College Pennsylvania

Jackie Hook, MA, Spiritual Director and Celebrant, coordinates the Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program through Koch Funeral Home.  Jackie will present Have the Talk of a Lifetime at the monthly Adult Children of Aging Parents (ACAP) November meeting.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime is designed to encourage families to talk with loved ones about life, the things that matter most, and how they want to be remembered.  You will leave with tools to help you have these meaningful conversations.

Registration is appreciated; email or call 1-877-599-2227 (ACAP).   Open to the public at no cost.  Light refreshments served. Click here for more information.

Healing through the Holidays - Every Monday
11/19/2018 - 12/17/2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CHOICES, State College Pennsylvania

The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone who has experienced the death of someone special.  For five weeks, we will offer an education and support/discussion group with time to talk, share and learn about how to cope with what can be difficult times.  Please join us, these gatherings are open to the public.

Please RSVP.  Space is limited.

For additional information, please visit the Koch Funeral Home website’s Monday’s Moments Gatherings and Events page or or call
(814)404-0546.