Last week we highlighted how Echo, our group for 7th-12th graders, is adapting to online gatherings, but they’re not the only age group making the most of the virtual world!
Our 65+ group has tackled internet life in some creative ways.
In keeping with the tradition of Sunday potlucks, the group kicked off this week’s online events with a digital “Potluck in Place.” Each person brought their lunch and told the others what they were eating, as well as how they were feeling and how God was using this time in their life. They dug into questions like, “How do we be with God during this time?” and “How do we reach out to others without leaving home?” The group shared ideas about practicing Sabbath, using Zoom to enjoy books and music together and making masks for hospitals.
Tuesday morning focused on the contemplative, with a “Sunlight and Coffee” devotional, while Thursday focused on the competitive, with a rousing game of BINGO. Without prizes to hand out, the group improvised and winners got to sing a song of their choice while everyone clapped along.
Mary Anderson, our Associate Care Pastor, said that these gatherings have created a space of connection and community when so many are feeling isolated. Not to mention the importance of swapping funny stories about attempting “home haircuts” and commiserating over putting on the “pandemic pounds.”
The 65+ group will continue these online meetings, and we can’t wait for next week!