July 06, 2010

Scripture of the Month
Is it not to SHARE your bread with the hungry; and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, ….. (Isaiah 58:70)

Table Grace of the Month
Give us grateful hearts, O Father, for all Thy mercies, and make us mindful of the needs of others (so we will SHARE both the daily bread, and the bread of life), through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  (Excerpts by Julie B. Sevig)

Thought for the Month
And, like many things we do, the more we practice SHARING, the better we become at it. Remember to practice SHARING and caring, this month, as we are CALLED BY CHRIST; and SENT TO SERVE, and SHARE!  (Excerpts by Ruth Gilmore)

Senior Ministry Tip
S H A R E - a smile, an ice cream treat, a piece of watermelon, an ear of corn, a slice of tomato, a jar of blackberry jam, a glass of ice water or fruit juice, a cup of tea or coffee, a meal with a stranger, or your newspaper, a shirt or blouse you like to wear, a visit to the nursing home or hospital, or better yet a shut-in near your home, or a friend in a local jail, or make a SHARE  list of your own. 

Sponsored by Kentucky Conference Older Adult Ministry Team

THEME: NEW BEGINNINGS: THE GIFTS  OF AGING

PURPOSE:  To address the spiritual needs of the older adults in their affirmation of life in relationship with God, self, and community.

MISSION:   Pray – Share – Listen – Love – Serve

EXPLORING THE LONGEVITY REVOLUTION: AGING AND MINISTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
A workshops featuring Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Dir. of OAM, Gen. Bd. Of Discipleship – UMC
September 9, 2010 – 9 am to 3:30 pm – CEUs .6
Faneli Hall – Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center, Crestwood

WISDOM AND GRACE CONFERENCE – August 9-12, 2010
Lake Junaluska, N. C. – SEJ – Assoc. of Older Adults
Reaching Up, Reaching Out – Our Call to Spirituality and Mission