Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands


Worship: Engaging Intimately with Death

Author Avianca Bouchedid, Written May 18, 2015


May 24th: Engaging Intimately with Death
Led by Dr. Melanie Davis
Music: Will Magalio, Nancy and Raymond Brungard, Art Turnbull, Bob Beck, Melanie Davis

Learning of someone’s diagnosis of a terminal illness or condition can arouse feelings of fear, discomfort, and anxiety. This service encourages us to accept and move past our personal concerns in order to engage with these individuals from a place of vulnerability, humor, and service.

About our Guest Speaker – Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE, CSES
Melanie Davis is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Program Associate and is on the UUA’s Trauma Response Ministry and was a hospice volunteer through Somerset Medical Center. She is an adjunct professor at Widener University, Moravian College, and Moravian Theological Seminary, and she is the co-president of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University. Melanie is a member of the UUCSH congregation.