What's happening with SAGES? That's the older adults in our church living and working together for the mission of REACHING - NURTURING - SENDING for Christ. We started out this year with "brain storming" sessions about our ministry and over the last six months we've had some fun experiences reaching out to others, growing in our Christian journey, and serving others.
Here's a quick look back:
April - Monday luncheon, "Kick-Off Reception," and "Rise and Shine" sponsorship.
May - Service Day participation, Monday Luncheon, and "Older Adult Sunday."
June - Monday "Grill Out," Dayton Dragon Game, "The Shack" movie, and Miniature Golf
July - Monday Luncheon, "The Shack" classes each Tuesday
August - "The Shack" classes continue, Monday Luncheon
September - "The Shack" classes end, Grandparents Day at Rise and Shine, Patriot Day Luncheon, Serve Day on the 26th
These events and the associated experiences have given us opportunities to be engaged with others in our community of faith, and to reach out to our larger community. There is a lot more to do.
Here's a quick look forward:
October - Monday Luncheon on the 9th, and SAGES Fall Festival on the 18th
November - Aging Gracefully Forum on the 1st, and Monday Luncheon on the 13th
December - Monday Luncheon on the 11th and support our church-wide Christmas activities
All these experiences offer Senior Adults opportunities to minister to one another and our larger community. In addition to these events, our SAGES are involved in organizing and conducting many behind the scenes service projects. Thanks to all who have stepped forward to be involved, learn, grow, and help others.
If you have ideas that would help Senior Adults Grow, Engage, and Serve - - - to be REACHING, NURTURING, SENDING Children of God, then let us know. Our leadership team includes: Kathy Maehler and Kathy Zimmerman for REACHING, Kim Ward for NURTURING, and Sue Wiseman and Mary Wortham for SENDING. Get our attention at church, give us a call, or send a note. We need your ideas and creativity. Most of all we need your involvement.
All praise belongs to God the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
SAGES Older Adult Ministry Director