Older Adult Ministries

Getting Started

By engaging in older adult ministries, you will come to realize that the wealth of experience, wisdom, and faith that often abounds in older persons should not be lost or underutilized.

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Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference

Date: July 28-31, 2014
Location: Lake Junaluska, NC

Sponsor: Southeastern Jurisdiction Association of Older Adults


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Older Adult Ministries Seminar, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Location: Kingswood United Methodist Church
Buffalo Grove, Illinois


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Jubilation 2014

Date: April 27-29, 2014
Location: Meadowview Resort and Conference Center
Kingsport, TN

Sponsor: Asbury, Inc. and Holston Conference Older Adult Ministries


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Aging in Poverty Ministry Grant Application

The Committee on Older Adult Ministries and the General Board of Discipleship announce the availability of grant funding for Aging in Poverty Ministries. The application period is now open and completed applications should be submitted no later than August 18, 2014.


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It’s All About Community - Issue #186 (January 17, 2014)

How does your congregation intentionally provide opportunities for people of all ages, including older adults, to experience Christian community?


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Responding to World Events

Prayers, Litanies, Worship Services and other resources.


Race Relations

Terrorism and Violence

US Storms

School Violence

Are you an Older Adult Coordinator?

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Older Adult Ministries Coordinator

Events Calendar

April 24, 2014
SPRC: Your Role When the Pastor Changes

Nearly one-third of all United Methodist congregations change pastors each year, but it may have been a while since YOUR congregation changed pastors. This training for Staff Parish Committees and other laity will offer tips and remind you of your responsibilities in this process.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm, Central Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Betsey Heavner
For more information, Betsey Heavner, bheavner@gbod.org