The St. John's Legacy Society Presents: Preparing for Eternal Life
As Christians, we believe that life is eternal. Jesus promises us that beyond this earthly realm there is a place, Heaven, where we will reside with him forever.
This life, however, will and must end. Unfortunately, many, if not most people, do not prepare for the transition from this life to the next. This includes making a will, planning a memorial service, and letting loved ones know the depth of our love for them.
Please join Fr. David Erickson and Jody Giles, author of The Missing Pieces Plan, for an exploration of how to address these important matters, and others, so that we may make this transition with dignity and grace, and at the same time give peace and assurance to our family and friends.
A presentation and luncheon on The Missing Pieces Plan is being held this Sunday after the 11 a.m. service in Ingram Lounge. Please RSVP to Tina Hutcheson at [email protected] today! Lunch is provided by the Boy Scouts, and all participants will receive a copy of The Missing Pieces Plan. The cost for the event is $20. A portion of the cost will go to support our Boy Scout troop. Scholarships are available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Below you will find more information about our guest speaker, Jody Giles, CPA, CFP®, who will also speak at our Dean’s Forum class this Sunday at 10 a.m. in Taliaferro Hall:
After receiving a masters in taxation from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, Jody attained both her CPA and CFP® licenses. Over the last 20 years she has been working with families to craft their financial and philanthropic plans.
After moving from Los Angeles to Jacksonville two years ago with twin four-year-old daughters, Jody began to realize there were many pieces missing in their family’s financial plan. The long distance move, along with inspiration from her mother in law and a dear friend, Jody was motivated to determine what the missing pieces are and ultimately wrote The Missing Pieces Plan.
Her book has four sections. She discusses legal issues such as a will, power of attorney and advanced directives; legacy issues like planning end-of-life celebrations; insurance issues; and letters to be prepared, including a letter of instruction and notes to loved ones.
Now, Jody’s goal is to help others fill in the missing pieces and “leave a legacy, not a mess.”
To learn more, visit her website at www.missingpiecesplan.com.
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