ASM Logo  Summer Newsletter 2010

We've had a full spring and summer at A Sacred Moment.

Since opening our new South Everett office in January, we've had the honor of serving more than 180 families.

Char Barrett also became the first president of the newly formed NHFA (National Home Funeral Alliance).  Read below about NHFA's conference in October and watch Char's conference invitation on YouTube.

During this busy time, through presentations and webinars, updates about home funerals & green burials were shared with the ICCFA (International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association), NFDA (National Funeral Directors' Association), and the US Navy.

We'll stay in touch and hope you'll do the same! 

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National Home Funeral Alliance - Boulder Conference Oct. 8-10
Building Bridges to Bring Death Care Back Home
Hosted by Colorado-based non-profit, Natural Transitions
Our first conference since forming the
National Home Funeral Alliance!    Attend This Event

Our keynote speaker is Josefine Speyer, co-founder of the UK Natural Death Centre
and co-editor of The Natural Death Handbook. The Natural Death Centre educates on
all aspects of death, dying and bereavement in the UK, including family-run funerals and
environmentally friendly funeral options, such as hundreds of multi-use "woodland

Speakers include Josh Slocum, executive director of the Funeral ConsumersAlliance; Joe Sehee, executive director of the Green Burial Council;  and a host
of home funeral educators, including Jerrigrace Lyons (Final Passages) and Char
Barrett (A Sacred Moment).

Our special pre-conference home funeral workshop offers a unique collaboration of
perspectives from home funeral pioneers Beth Knox of Crossings, Jerrigrace Lyons of
Final Passages, and Karen Van Vuuren of Natural Transitions. On Thursday and Friday, October 7-8, presenting together for the first time, they will teach the sacred art of caring for our own dead.
Please register soon at   Click and Register
Educating the ICCFA, NFDA, and US Navy... and more this Fall!

A Sacred Moment has had the opportunity to share about Home Funerals & Green Burials with prestigious organizations such as the ICCFA (International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association) in San Antonio (March) the US Navy Mortuary Affairs and Funeral Honors in San Diego (June) and the NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association) via a national webinar (July).
Besides presenting at the National Home Funeral Alliance ~ Boulder Conference in October, this November will find Char presenting a national webinar to Green Burial Council members, as well as to other progressive funeral homes wishing to support home funerals and green burials.
We hope many of you will be able to join us in Boulder this October!  As we approach the end of summer may your days be filled with warm sunshine and blue skies.
Warmest regards,
Char Barrett and Staff
A Sacred Moment
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