Celebrations of Life

Greetings everyone, Robert and I are taking a vacationfrom August 18thuntil September 3rdto celebrate 20 years of happy marriage! See you all in September and remember to celebrate life every day. Love, Aleia Our second Death Caféwas held last Saturday and it was, again, a wonderful celebration of life! We had 30 reservations; 18 new … Read more

Mid Summer News

Further Shore is hosting another Death Café on August 10th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Federated Church in Flagstaff (400 W. Aspen on the corner of Sitgreaves and Aspen). Reservations are limited to 30 people and we are close to that goal. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 928-525-2910 or on Facebook in the “Event” section. Everyone at … Read more

Death Cafe and Other News

Further Shore Summer Programs and retreats are in full swing. Bridging the Gap will be offered just once this season (the first week in August). Holding Space is a three hour workshop to help you deepen your understanding true presence. There are several dates to choose from. Five Wishes Coaching sessions are available by appointment withMeg Leander. Inquire about Renewal Retreats at Wayne’s House. … Read more

Remembering Konrad

Dear Further Shore Friends, Our Flagstaff community will remember Rev. Konrad Kaserer at a memorial service onWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Unity Church of Flagstaff, 6134 Black Bill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. His obituary appeared in the Daily Sun on Sunday. Robert and I have known Konrad for many years as a teacher, minister, … Read more

Beautiful Beginnings and Endings

Dear Further Shore Friends, Walking in the Ponderosa Pine forest last week I spotted the first sprouts of yellow flowers poking through the pine needles. Spring is finally coming to the still snow-capped mountain. Meadows are greening up, red-winged black birds are singing and daffodils are bobbing in the blustery wind. Springtime for me, especially … Read more

In Loving Memory

Dear Further Shore friends, Our team was honored to serve Karen Vercoe in her valiant journey and transition. My thanks to her Further Shore team and to Hospice Compassus who provided her end of life care. Here is the obituary that appeared in Sunday, March 3rd Daily Sun paper. Karen Leslie Vercoe, born November 23, … Read more

Late Winter News

With only days left in this Winter Season, Flagstaff is again blessed by a deep blanket of snow! While Wayne’s House is still closed for the season, our service continues with gentle support of six Tender Loving Care (TLC) Clients; the eldest is eighty-one and the youngest is four! Your generosity makes our work possible. … Read more

A Moment of Silence

Dear Friends Near and Far, As you know, at the heart of our work is the intention to support those facing the end of life. We also assist loss-survivors to cope with grief. On the prompting of a friend, who lives near Newtown, Connecticut, I recently took time to visit a website remembering the shooting … Read more

Giving Thanks

Dear Further Shore Friends, We are currently in gentle support of six TLC (Tender Loving Care) clients. We are able to do so because of your generous support. Please note the long list of “Bone Dance Gratitude” below! You have helped us to continue our TLC Client Support Program into 2013. On Thanksgiving Day, and … Read more