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.

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 the 10 am service.

Burkhart Luncheon
This special luncheon is held each spring to honor the “Sweethearts“ of the church. This is a name given by Roy Burkhart to the women of the church aged 70+

 

Programs

Elder Wisdom Book Group
Last Thursday of the Month, 1 pm South: Library A book discussion group that meets to discuss books focusing on the spiritual aspects of aging.

Friend to Friend Program
People in our congregation who have a passion for communing with older adults are paired with our older members who desire companionship. These pairs meet at least once per month for fellowship.

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

Meet 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.

Contact Rev. Jim Long
Email: jlong@fcchurch.com