Welcome To The Circle Of Life Coalition

Please visit the “Spring Conference” tab for details & registration for our Spring Conference.

Walking in Their Shoes: Empathy, Compassion, and the Relaxation Response

Friday, April 29, 2016
The McGlinn Conference And Spirituality Center
460 Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607

8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Click here for Conference brochure.


ViVA’ Restaurants Community Donations Night

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

4PM and after

Present this coupon to your server at ViVA’ Bistro & Lounge in Wyomissing Square or ViVA’ Castle Pub at Reading Country Club & they will donate 20% of all your party’s food, non-alcoholic beverage & alcoholic beverage purchases to support the Circle of Life Coalition.



May 2016 Seminar

The Healing Power of Reiki
Presenter: Jennifer Murphy, Licensed Massage Therapist

Join us as we learn about a healing technique called Reiki. We will learn how human touch alleviates stress and how it restores physical and emotional well-being. Jennifer is a licensed massage therapist and instructor at the Academy of Massage Therapy in Pottstown, PA. She has been a practicing Reiki Master since 2006.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:15 – 9:15 am
The McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center
460 St.
Bernardine St. Reading, PA 19607

Click here to download flyer.

Elder Law

  2015 Annual Excellence Award

The Circle of Life Coalition presented our Fifth Annual Excellence Award to Joyce Christman, Chaplain and her employer, Adventist WholeHealth Network. This award is given to those who have gone beyond the call of duty in their support of the Coalition. Adventist WholeHealth Network has supported our mission and has been allowing us to host our board meetings in their welcoming meeting space. Joyce had chaired our Conference Committee and coordinated a truly remarkable Annual Conference for the COLC. The administrative staff of Adventist WholeHealth Network assisted with many clerical duties related to our Annual Conference. The Coalition thanks Adventist WholeHealth Network and Joyce for their continued support and we proudly give them this award as our symbol of appreciation.


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Want To Become A Part Of The Coalition? Join one of our Committees. Whether you’ve got a few hours a month or more, we would love to have you become a part of the Circle of Life Coalition. Learn more by reviewing our individual Committee’s by clicking here or e-mail Margaret Gore at margoretj@gmail.com.


Donate to the Coalition: The Circle of Life Coalition welcomes donations to help continue our mission to the community and health care professionals. All donations are tax deductible. Within 2 weeks you will receive a letter from the Coalition indicating your tax deductible status for your tax return. Make a donation today by clicking on the donate button.    

Coalition News

Media CoverageSince January of 2009, the Reading Eagle has published reviews of our monthly seminars and conferences over 17 times. We would like to thank them for their continued support of the Coalition.

1. Seeking Evolution in Treatment for Addiction - April 6, 2016 – Click here to read the article.

2. Seeking Death with Dignity – March 16, 2015 - Click here to read the article.

3. Carolyn Quinn – Music For The Journey – January 29, 2013 – Click here to read the article.

4. Rev. David Duquette – A Blue Christmas – December 22, 2012 – Click here to read the article.

5. 2012 Annual Conference – November 7, 2012 – Click here to read article one. Click here to read article two.

6. Dr. Edward Hanna – Mediation for family disagreements that stem from end-of-life issues – February 19, 2012 – Click here to read the article.

7. Barb Bieber – Cancer Challenges and Resources – August  Seminar 2011 Click here to read the article.

8. State Of The Coalition – A review of the Coalition’s success and future plans – June 2, 2011 – Click here to read the article.

9. Rev. Joyce Christman – Loss of A Baby – May Seminar 2011 – Click here to read the article.

10. Dr. Edward B. Michalik – Suicide Prevention – March Seminar 2011 – Click here to read the article.

11. Gary R. Hawkins – Technology/Society/Suicide – March 2011 -Eagle Reporter Mary Young – Click here.

12. Jamal Abodalo – From Keening to Quiet Acceptance, Cultural Reactions to Death Vary Greatly – November Conference 2010 -  Click here to read the article.

13. Janet A. Hivner/Jay Harris – Organ Donation & You – October Seminar 2010 – Click here to read the article.

14. Lilly Tryon – Berks Parish Nurses In Our Community – April Seminar 2010 – Click here to read the article.

15. Rev. Dr. Gregory Stoddard – Palpable Power of Presence – February Seminar 2010 – Click here to read the article.

16. Dr. Daniel B. Kimball – Universal Healthcare – January Seminar 2010 – Click here to read the article.

17. Domer Leibensperger – Ashes to Ashes – Cremations On The Rise – May Seminar 2009 – Click here to read the article.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

18. Dr. Henriette Alban – Near Death Experiences – February Seminar 2012 – Read the article by clicking here.

19. Caroline Baker – The History of Black Funerals – January Seminar 2009 – Click here to read the article.     

Archives – Click here for archives for all of the Circle of Life Coalition TV Program