First Community is open today, January 25. MECDC and Preschool are Closed.

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 have multiple opportunities to get involved in various groups including books clubs, singles groups (Quest), exercise classes, and outings. 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.

Programs

Older Adult Luncheon
Tuesday, January 24th, 11:30am, Grace Hall
The Older Adult Council heard your requests for more daytime gathering opportunities and would like to invite you to our January Luncheon. Come brighten up the winter blues by joining your friends for food, fun, and fellowship. This will also be an opportunity to meet our new Care Coordinator and Director of Older Adult Ministry, Kathi Williams! 
Please RSVP by January 20 to Kathi Williams, or call (614) 488-0681, ext. 235. 

Elder Wisdom Book Group
Last Thursday of the Month, 1 pm, South Campus Library
This book group enjoys discussing books, and fellowship. Please contact Lorelei Lanier Lotozo at (614) 209-7125 or Kathi Williams, Care Coordinator, with questions or to add your name to our email list.

Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6 pm, Grace Hall
Contact Rev. Mary Kate Buchanan for more information.

Quest Singles
A singles group that enjoys meeting new people for dinners and/or book
discussions. Most are in our sixties and up, but we welcome all ages. If you would like to be on
our e-mail list, contact Nancy Dunn. If you have an idea for a fun activity, let us know! 

Older Adult Council

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the Month

This ministry team supports the mission of the Older Adult Ministry, striving to provide fellowship and hospitality to the older members of our community. Team members plan and host older adult gatherings, 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 team 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.

A Day at Akita

Sponsored by the Foundation and hosted by the Older Adult Ministry, a group goes down to Akita for the day.  The group enjoys a bus ride down (or you can drive yourself), lunch, and a guided nature tour.  You are also welcome to walk and explore the grounds on your own.  We finish the day with a message on Vesper Hill, given by one of our clergy.

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 Kathi Williams.

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