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Agenda: Our guest speaker, Crystal RedBird Rising, will give a presentation on End-of-Life Doulas and Pagan Spirituality. Death comes for all of us eventually: Have you thought about what you want your last days to look like? An End-of-Life Doula (EOLD) can help you and your family plan for your ‘good death,’ and walk beside you during those last days. Crystal will explain the concept of EOLDs, the work that they do, how they fit into the coordinated care for those ‘in the system’ at the end of their lives, and how this work intersects with Pagan Spirituality. There will also be an opportunity for regional pagan (and pagan-friendly) groups and events to announce their upcoming activities. Crystal is a 16-year veteran of the greater NoVA Pagan community. She has been an integral part of planning and coordinating local Pagan events since 2008, including Fertile Ground Gathering and Hallowed Homecoming. Called to an Earth-based spiritual path in her mid-twenties, she has studied with teachers in both NoVA and nationally. She was ordained as clergy through ShadowGrove Spiritual Ministries in 2010, and continues her clergy work in the larger community--recently serving as as chaplain for the Guardians of the Caomhnoiri Fian. Crystal first learned about End-of-Life Doula (EOLD) work through a weekend intensive with Nora Cedarwind Young ( http://www.thresholdsoflife.org/). Crystal is currently pursing certification for her EOLD work through the International Association of End of Life Doulas (INELDA). Food and Drink: Auld Shebeen is a commercial establishment with fine food and drink, and any purchases will be the responsibility of each individual. Please tip your wait staff appropriately so we can continue to use this wonderful space in good graces! Donations accepted: There will be a donation jar for those who are willing and able to donate to the Moot. Donations are split 50%/50% between the guest speaker and the Moot until the $15.00 monthly Meetup fee is met, then all remaining proceeds go to the guest speaker to use as they see fit. If you wish to donate to the Moot general fund, please contact the organizer directly: The general fund is used to pay for our booth at the annual NoVA Pagan Pride Day, and similar activities in support of the NoVA Pagan community. RSVPs and Attendance: An RSVP is required for attendance: Registration for each event opens 2-weeks in advance, and closes at 2 pm the day of the event. Members may RSVP for themselves and up-to two guests. Because many events fill to capacity, no-shows will be tracked: As a courtesy to others, please update your RSVP immediately if your plans change.