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Join a committee!

 

Conference & Events:

TBD

 

Education:                  Susan Oppie & Cassandra Yonder

 

Fundraising:  

TBD

 

Finance:                        Lynn Barnett

 

Legislative:

Peg Lorenz

 

Membership:           

Zalene Corey &  

Sarah Crews

 

Public Relations:

Lee Webster &

Sarah Crews

 

Many hands make light work, as home funeral guides know. If you'd like to be part of any committee, you can join any time by contacting the chair. Go to Board & Committees on our website for contact information. Welcome!

 

September, 2014
 
Well, October is rolling into focus and that means the NHFA is welcoming a new Board. We are blessed to have members rich in skills, savvy and commitment to this mission to spread the word about the benefits of home funerals and green burials. Learn all about your new NHFA Board of Directors by visiting our Board & Committees page after October 6th.

And thanks to all of you who have joined the NHFA. This newsletter is now going out to over 600 people, who hopefully share it with others. Now that's how to start a movement!
JOIN THE 1ST LEGISLATIVE TELECONFERENCE
Sunday, September 28, 8 p.m. EST

Do you have questions about the home funeral laws in your state? Want to know how to meet and talk to your legislators? Need information about the Electronic Death Registration System?

Join the Legislative Committee on its first teleconference call open to all members in September. Become an advocate for your states' home funeral families by educating yourself and others. To learn how to participate, read more

IN HONOR OF

THOSE WE LOVE AND ADMIRE

When you donate to the NHFA, you may now dedicate your gift to someone who has made a difference in your life or in the word, or simply celebrate an important event in your life. Perhaps you will choose to honor someone you have met while advocating for home funerals. Simply leave a note in the Comments section when you make a PayPal contribution, or send a note when you send in your check. Your tribute will be published on our new In Honor Of web page. Thank you for your generous support - NHFA Fundraising Committee

MEMBER SUPPORT PROGRAM REMINDER

 

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The Education Committee wishes to remind members of a benefit to any NHFA member who is seeking information or guidance regarding any aspect of their journey as a home funeral educator, advocate or guide.

We encourage NHFA members to utilize the Member Support Program that is offered by a collaborative team of experienced home funeral educators, advocates and guides for any reason; whether you have a specific question or if you are looking for advice from someone in the field. Contact the NHFA Member Support Program on our Member Resources web page for more information. (If you can't get in, become a member!)

 

Anyone interested in helping support our members through the Member Support Program should volunteer to join the Education Committee who proudly offer this valuable and increasingly utilized member benefit.

SAVE THE DATE!
2015 NHFA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

Courage, Confidence, and Connections:

Home Funerals Now!
5th NHFA Conference
October 2-4, 2015
Los Gatos, California
Our conferences serve our organization and our mission by bringing together home funeral advocates and guides from around the world to share, learn, and nurture. This conference promises to be a rich and important gathering you won't want to miss. Stay tuned for more information via email and newsletter!
THE GREEN BURIAL COUNCIL
WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Are you interested in receiving newsletters and updates about the latest green burial news from the top authority in the world? Subscribe today by going to the Green Burial Council Facebook page and click on Newsletter Signup!
GET YOUR EVENT LISTED!
Drum up some interest in your home funeral- or 
green burial-specific event by sending us a one-page poster. Any Word doc or PDF will do, as long as it's in a standard 8.5 x 11 format. 
 
First we'll post it on our new website page and then to our Facebook page. The most Liked posts on our page are your posters. And Like us while there!
 
Send to nhfa.paper@gmail.com. Let us know if you need help designing!
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Are you a home funeral guide eager to help families?

 

Are you a funeral director supporting

home funeral families?

 

Are you a minister or celebrant willing to make

home visits and conduct ceremonies

for home funeral families?

 

Do you enjoy speaking to church groups, schools, civic organizations about the benefits of home funerals?

Join our directories any time!

Go to the NHFA website for directions

GREEN BURIAL CEMETERIES IN THE US & CA


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Check back frequently on our Green Burial website page for the most up-to-date

list of green burial cemeteries. New entries are being added as they come online. Cemeteries must be verifiable by phone or website. If you know of a cemetery that accepts body-to earth burial, let us know!

JOIN OUR MONTHLY TELECONFERENCES

Don't miss the chance to talk with other home funeral advocates and ask questions person-to-person on our monthly teleconferences hosted by Heather Massey. You can join every second Sunday at 8 p.m. EST.

 

Members will find all the necessary information, including phone number and access codes on our Member Resources website page accessed with your username and password.

 

Dates of upcoming teleconferences:

 

September 14

October 12

November 9

December 14

We are happy to have you as a friend of the NHFA. We appreciate your support and look forward to working together in 2014 to advance the understanding of home funerals across the country.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Knox, President
National Home Funeral Alliance

National Home Funeral Alliance