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July 2009
In This Issue
Finding Meaning - Home Funeral Talk Sunday August 2nd
National Green & Home Funeral Conference 2009
NY Times highlights Home Funerals
Lake Washington Technical College Fall Home Funeral Classes

Summer has been a busy time for A Sacred Moment as more families learn about and are choosing Home Funeral Vigils and Green Burials. 

Read below about this trend in the NY Times article recently published.  If you're in the Seattle area this weekend, you can hear Char Barrett speak at Edmonds Unitarian Church Sunday morning and if you miss that opportunity you may want to check out classes she will be teaching at Lake Washington Technical College this Fall.  We've also included information about the National Green & Home Funeral Conference being held October 3rd in Boulder Colorado.  Char will be one of the featured speakers at this national gathering of Home Funeral & Green Burial educators and advocates.

Be watching for a survey to arrive later this summer from A Sacred Moment asking for your input regarding the kind of news and information you would appreciate hearing about in future newsletters.  Enjoy your summer!

Finding Meaning - Home Funeral Talk Sunday August 2nd - 10:00 AM
The Journey of a Home Funeral Vigil and the option of a Green Burial can bring profound meaning and healing for families facing the death of a loved one. Come hear about the emotional and spiritual honoring a home funeral vigil and green burial can offer family and friends. This Sunday August 2nd at 10:00 AM, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St SW Edmonds, WA 98026.  MAP

National Green & Home Funeral Conference October 3, 2009 ~  Boulder, Colorado
Man Raking Fall Leaves The National Green & Home Funeral Conference will feature national leaders in the home and green funeral movement.  Keynote presenters will include Billy Campbell MD and Kimberley Campbell, South Carolina Founders of Ramsey Creek Preserve, the nation's first green burial cemetery.  Beth Knox, founder of home funeral resource center Crossings, will highlight Trusting the home funeral process. Char Barrett will  speak about encouraging change from within the funeral industry regarding home funeral vigils and green burials and handling unusual circumstances during a home funeral vigil.

NY Times highlights Home Funerals 
Computer A recent article in the NY Times highlights the growing trend in home funerals allowing family members to privately say their last goodbyes. 


Fall Continuing Education Classes
LWTC Logo Learn about home funerals and green burial this fall through the Continuing Education program at Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland Campus.  Choose between a three-hour introductory class September 16th or a four-week in-depth program starting October 20th taught by Char Barrett, Licensed Funeral Director & Home Funeral Consultant.



We hope to see you at an upcoming event or class in the near future.  We are also looking forward to your input in our upcoming survey of newsletter topics you would appreciate reading in the future.  Have a relaxing and rejuvinating summer!
Char Barrett
A Sacred Moment
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