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65+ Group Moves Online!

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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!

2 thoughts on “65+ Group Moves Online!

  1. Colleen says:

    This is great to have a website. However I thought it was the 55+ group?
    Below is a excerpt I copied from an email…
    Thank you! Colleen

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Patrick Suer
    To: Suer, Pat
    Sent: Mon, Oct 29, 2018 10:05 pm
    Subject: 55plus potluck

    Hello everyone and God bless. It’s time again for our monthly gathering. Sunday Nov 4th at 12:30 to 2:30. We meet in meeting room A just past the washrooms in the north end. P

    1. Emily Morrison says:

      Hi Colleen, Yes, we just recently changed the name to 65+ because that fit more with the age demographic of those who were attending. However, 65 is just a number and if someone is 55 and over they are welcome, too. Hope that helps!

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