New Resources to Celebrate Older Adults
Older Adult Recognition Day, typically observed in May, can be celebrated any time during the year. It is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the gifts, talents and contributions older adults make within and beyond the local church. The day also provides congregations with the opportunity to learn more about the issues and concerns related to aging and older adulthood. Presented by the General Board of Discipleship offers creative ideas for the church to honor the legacy and inheritance of older adults in the congregation.
Download Materials such as Resources for Celebrating Older Adult Recognition Day, Older Adult Services and Liturgies, and an Activity Guide. These resources help you develop spiritual biographies, include older adults in worship, offer sermon starters, and other creative ideas to celebrate older persons through ceremonies, events or fairs.
Applications are now available from the Committee on Older Adult Ministries and GBOD for grants to help with creative aging in poverty ministries. Grants are meant for ministries in local congregations of jurisdictional and central conferences. To obtain an application, go to http://www.gbod.org/minister-to-people/older-adult-ministries/resource/aging-in-poverty-ministry-grant-application. Submission deadline is Aug. 18. For more information, contact Teri Kline by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 877.899.2780, Ext. 7177.