Thursday, May 05, 2011

Older Adult Month is observed in May.

The theme for the 2011 Older Adult Month is "Grounded and Growing" based on Psalm 92 and Colossians 1:9b-12. Each May, the Church of the Brethren observes Older Adult Month, a time to celebrate and give thanks for God’s good gift of aging.

"As people of faith, Brethren are grounded in our faith in many ways: through God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, and through our families, friends, and our faith communities," said an invitation from the Older Adult Ministry. "This grounding serves as both a firm foundation and as fertile soil for continued understanding, growth, and revelation throughout our faith journey. No matter our age, we are called by God to continue to grow, to show new life, and to flourish.

Materials have been created for individual and communal meditation and worship during May and throughout the year. The resources that are available include five different meditations, a variety of worship resources, and a plan for an entire worship service based on the theme. Visit to download resources or contact Kim Ebersole, director of family life and older adult ministries, at 800-323-8039 ext. 302 or

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