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Our informative annual newsletter, Egress (formerly The Messenger), is mailed to members and archives are available here.

 

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Going Out Green

Going Out Green offers a sensitive, entertaining and honest account of the twists and turns award-winning writer and Michigan author Bob Butz encountered when planning his own natural burial.

 

Before I Go, You Should Know

BIGYSK is an end-of-life planning kit. It comes in a plastic button-tie pouch with state-specific advanced medical directives. The 16-page write-in booklet is illustrated by the delightfully macabre artist Edward Gorey. Click here for a sneak peak.

 

If you're wondering how to talk to your family about your funeral plans, this booklet will help. With hundreds of thousands in print, we've seen first-hand how careful planning and candid family talk can make a tough time more manageable and less expensive.

 

Five Wishes

 Five Wishes is America’s most popular living will. It's written in everyday language to help start important conversations about care in times of serious illness.

 

Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:

 

Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them;

The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want;

How comfortable you want to be;

How you want people to treat you; and

What you want your loved ones to know.

 

Undertaken With Love: A Home Funeral Guide for Congregations and Communities UWL is designed to be used independently by any group exploring home funerals. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to:

 

start a home funeral committee;

research and identify your legal rights, options and responsibilities;

handle, bathe and transport the body; and

sustain an effective home funeral committee.

 

Created by a volunteer cadre of home-funeral advocates across America, including FCIS's Holly Gilbert, who served as art director, and Wendy Lyons, who served as co-editor. Available as a Free PDF Download.

 

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Funeral Consumers Information Society, also known as FCIS, is a volunteer-run nonprofit  dedicated to helping Michiganians make dignified, meaningful and affordable funeral arrangements since 1961.

 

In 2006, our mission expanded to advocate for the re-establishment of family rights in after-death care, including family-led home funerals, and to foster sustainable environmental practices, such as green burial, in the state.

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