First United Methodist Church
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Faith and Aging

Join with others for a brown bag lunch and an Upper Room series on Faith and Aging.  This four-week study creates a spiritually formative framework for both understanding the aging process and living with vitality in older adult years.  
  • Aging as Personal Journey with Missy Buchanan

  • Upper Room author Missy Buchanan brings a hopeful spirit and rich insight into the personal aspects of the aging process. Missy encourages us to recognize that no two aging journeys are alike, but all of us are invited to lean forward into vitality and life.
  • Aging and Life's Transitions with Dan Moseley

  • Dan Moseley is no stranger to loss. In part two of this four part series on faith and aging, Dan shows how new life emerges from losses well grieved. The third phase of life brings with it many losses but also offers new opportunities to embrace a deeper awareness of our true identity. Dan Moseley offers insight into the spiritual discipline of grieving loss and into the delight of finding companionship in this phase of life.
  • Aging as Spiritual Journey with Richard Morgan and Jane Thibault

  • Richard Morgan and Jane Thibault bring enthusiasm and insight as they generate fresh metaphors for the aging process. Jane views aging as a natural monastery. Richard sees aging as an open possibility for new life, a new career, and a new identity. Together, Upper Room authors Richard and Jane offer a hopeful, life-affirming perspective on the aging process.
  • Aging and Ministry to the Church with Rick Gentzler

  • Rick Gentzler brings his experience as Director of the Center on Aging and Adult Ministries (GBOD of the United Methodist Church) to this Upper Room presentation on aging and ministry to the church. Rick knows our churches are in need of intentional ministry to older adult, especially in our youth-oriented culture. In this highly practical session, Rick will offer suggested steps for implementation of an older adult ministry.  
    This study will begin in November.  For more information, please contact Karen Revier.