Older Adult Ministry

Our mission is to support and enhance the connection that our elder members have with their church, with each other and with God.

Missy Obergefell, Director of Older Adult Ministry, provides for older adults of our congregation who seek personal pastoral care, monthly spiritual direction and support in considering later life living arrangements. She helps older members and their families to connect with community resources and assists with Services of Memory.

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.

ElderWisdom Book Group
ElderWisdom is a book discussion group that meets every other month to discuss books that focus on the spiritual aspects of aging. ElderWisdom meetings are in the Older Adult meeting space on the second floor of the South Campus. All ages are welcome. Books are often available in the bookstore. Follow this link to see available titles.

Coffee with Clergy
The Older Adult Council hosts “coffee talks” in the facilities where many of our older members are living. 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
This council meets monthly to plan ways to support the mission of the Older Adult Ministry. All ages are welcome. Council member terms are three years. New terms begin each January.

Heritage Sunday
Heritage Sunday is celebrated in November when we honor our church members of 40 years or more.

For more information about any of these offerings, email Missy Obergefell, Director of Older Adult Ministry, or call 614 488.0681 ext 246. Or contact Robin Hood, Administrative Assistant to Missy, 614 488.0681 ext 235.

Aging with Intention

In 2018 and 2019, the Older Adult Ministry is partnering with The Burkhart Center and the C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio to provide programming on themes of Aging with Intention. Programs in this series will feature this logo. If you wish to receive updates about these programs, please contact Missy Obergefell.