The Older Adult Ministry Council (OAMC) recently mailed a booklet, titled Listening to Legacies, to all United Methodist churches in the California-Nevada Annual Conference.
"Listening to Legacies" involves older adults and middle school-aged children in a two-session program in which the students learn to interview, and the older adults tell some of their life stories. Both age groups find delight in this interaction, which works best one-on-one.
The two-session program is intended to engage different generations in talking and sharing with one another. Please look for that booklet and consider implementing the "Listening to Legacies" program.
To learn more about the OAMC, visit its web page: Go to www.cnumc.org, rest your cursor on "Ministries" on the toolbar, and then click on "Older Adult Ministry."
Click on the link at the bottom of the page to download a copy of the OAMC's latest newsletter. Also on the page, you'll find a description of Best Practices, and ways to get an older adult ministry going at your church.
You're encouraged to submit information about programs or services offered for older adults in your congregation, too. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.