End Of Life Decisions


The Care Committee urges all to have advance directives completed and on file with family, friends, and primary physicians. Advance directives, which can be changed at any time by you, facilitate your wishes in regards to your health care should you become unable to respond if either seriously ill or injured.

Persons living alone and those in committed relationships that have not been legalized by the State of Florida are especially urged to complete advance directives. Without advance directives, "next of kin" have the power in Florida to make health care decisions for you. Please consider completing advance directives as a New Year Resolution, with a timeline for completion.

You might consider joining the Suncoast Tampa Bay Memorial Society. The Society is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and volunteer-led Pinellas County organization, that has an agreement with a local funeral director to offer dignified, lower-cost funeral arrangements. Become a member of the Memorial Society for a one time donation of $20.  Funeral arrangements are made and paid directly with the funeral director. 

Forms for both advance directives and the Suncoast Tampa Bay Memorial Society are available in the church office. You may wish to speak with Laurie Clement (Suncoast Tampa Bay Memorial Society) and Valerie Cadoret, chair of the Care Committee (advance directives).