Older Adult Ministry

Our mission is to support and enhance the connection our elder members have with their church, with others, and with God. We provide for older adults of our congregation who seek personal pastoral care, monthly spiritual direction, and support in considering later life living arrangements. We visit those in care centers, help older members and their families to connect with community resources, and assist with Services of Memory.

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Communication

The Older Adult Times is a monthly email that contains articles, program information, worship information, registration links and more. Sign-up to receive this information by emailing Robin Hood.

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Programs

Elder Wisdom Book Group
Last Thursday of the Month, 1 pm 
This book group enjoys discussing books, and fellowship. Please contact Lorelei Lanier Lotozo at (614) 209-7125 or Robin Hood, Congregational Care Coordinator, with questions or to add your name to our email list to receive the Zoom meeting invite.

Weekly Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7 pm, North (Room 101)

Contact Rev. Jim Long for more information.

Coffee with Clergy
Available clergy, Older Adult Ministry leaders, council members, and interested others in the congregation commune with members and friends who live in retirement communities. These gatherings include prayer, a message of inspiration, and casual fellowship.

Older Adult Council

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the Month

This council supports the mission of the Older Adult Ministry, striving to provide fellowship and hospitality to the older members of our community. Council members write personal notes to congregants in need of loving, positive thoughts and host “coffee talks” with our clergy in retirement communities where many of our older members are living. Other activities are planned and implemented by the council as needed.

Ministry Highlights

Heritage Sunday

A celebration in November when we honor our church members of 40 years or more. Older Adult Council plans and hosts the reunion reception that follows service.

Burkhart Luncheon

Each spring, this special luncheon is planned and hosted by the Congregational Care Council to honor our Sweethearts (members 65+ years young) of the church.  This is a name given by Dr. Roy Burkhart to the women of the church in honor of his mother, when the luncheon began over 70 years ago.

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