Engaged Aging (con’t) 

 In Pastoral Care - Prayer Min.

Remaining socially active and engaged in meaningful activity is a cornerstone of aging well. While many older adults lead purposeful and socially active lives, for some, changes in life circumstances that accompany ageing, such as retirement, widowhood, or declining health can make remaining engaged in meaningful activities difficult. Because activity engagement is widely recognized as a core component of aging well, Holy Spirit Church has traditionally hosted numerous events to connect seniors in the community with one another for Christian fellowship and encouragement. The COVID-19 Pandemic has made these social events and luncheons impossible in the traditional format.  However, Holy Spirit does have many other ways to share your gifts and time. Following are some suggestions for older adults who have time and talents to share: 

Widows Faith-Sharing Group
Prayer Shawl Ministry (knitting, crocheting)
Layette Ministry (sewing baby layette items)
Prayer Partners (praying daily for others)
Funeral Ministry (liturgical ministry roles)
Bereavement Ministry (lead support groups, make calls)
Spirituality offerings (lead prayer, read scripture, share your story) 

If none of these matches your interests, help us to develop more opportunities to match specific gifts and talents! Contact Leah Harris, Pastoral Care Director, to offer insight and help to engage others who are retired or limited to remote work but feel called to give the gift of time and presence. God never promised an easy life, but he did promise we would never walk alone.  

“Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we might be able to comfort those that are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 

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