Did you know that First Congo has a Faith Ambassador Program?
A Faith Ambassador is trained in Advance Care Planning to facilitate and help others complete their advance directive documents.
Advance Care Planning includes thinking about, talking about, and writing down your wishes for future health care. If you don’t plan, the decisions that are made may not be what you would have wanted and this can also be very difficult for your loved ones.
Faith Ambassadors advocate and provide information about the conversation to have with loved ones about when you can no longer speak for yourself. They have resources from Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership and have been conducting National Heath Care Decision Day information sessions at church for years.
If you are age 18 or older and live in Wisconsin, there is no person who can automatically make health care decisions for you if you cannot (such as your spouse or next of kin). Everyone above eighteen should have an advance care document completed.
We are looking for anyone already trained or who would like to be trained as a facilitator to assist us in our passion for helping everyone live well at the end of their life. A training session is scheduled for April 16 via Zoom and presented by Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership. We are also tentatively planning a Zoom informational meeting on April 11 and April 18 sponsored by First Congo.
You can find out more information on Advance Care Planning at www.fvacpp.org.