Sunday Morning Dialog

Join us at 8:45 am for coffee/tea and bagels. Dialogs begin at 9 am.

Our Dialog series provides a forum for intellectual pursuit and rational thought as integral to our spiritual journeys at UUCMC. We welcome suggestions for speakers and topics. The series runs from October through May.

October 20th

“A Look Behind the Scenes at Lunch Break”          Peggy Rizzo, Lunch Break

A non-profit organization, Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities – food, clothing and fellowship – for our community members in need. Our mission is to alleviate hunger and lead those we serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. We serve everyone, with compassion and dignity. Lunch Break also runs classes in interview skills, communication, computer, budgeting, legal and immigration referrals.

Peggy Rizzo is Administrative Assistant for the Lunch Break program, has worked with them since 2001, at every phase from volunteer to pantry supervisor to main contact for donors and volunteers, to Board of Trustees. And before that she was a schoolteacher in Hazlet for 35 years.

October 27th

“The Importance of Advance Care Planning”      Lori Rawson, Kathleen Marabeti, & Susanne Hermida

Advance-care planning is about being prepared for the future, no matter what life brings. We hope to inspire people to start the conversation with their loved ones. We believe that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table-not in the intensive care unit-with the people they love, before it is too late. We will bring informative materials for all.

Lori, Kathleen and Suzanne are all specialists for Hackensack Meridian Health, Palliative Care Program.