Seniors Ministry

We have an emerging and exciting dream for ministry by, with, and for Seniors and older adults in our community.

Wednesdays at St Clement’s

Connecting in Christ

 

 

What
A space to connect with others through shared learning, prayer and service.

 

 

Who
Designed with older adults in mind, but all are welcome.

 

 

Where
St Clement’s Church

 

When
4 Wednesdays in January
January 8, 2020
January 15, 2020
January 22, 2020
January 29, 2020

 

 


 

10 am
Book Club: On the Brink of Everything by Parker Palmer

 

 

11 am
Serving/Sharing (soup-making, knitting, learning tech skills)

 

Noon
Eucharist

 

 

1 pm
Gentle Yoga

 

 


 

To register, or to ask questions, please contact our Seniors’ Ministry Animator, Cynthia Majewski, by email at connecting@stclements-church.org or phone: 416-483-6664 ext. 301.

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

Do I have to come for the whole day?
No. You can come for whatever interests you.

 

Do I have to come for all 4 days?
No. You can come for any day(s) you like.

 

Is lunch included?
There is a hot lunch option available for a limited number: an RSVP is needed to help our kind cooks plan. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a meal for you. Or, you can bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea and juice will be available throughout the day.

 

 

Do I need to register ahead of time?
Yes, please. As this is a new program, this will help us to make sure we have enough supplies and space for all.

 

 

Can you tell me more about the book?
“From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to “the brink of everything.” Drawing on eight decades of life — and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist — Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. But this book is not for elders only. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. From beginning to end, the book is laced with humor as well as gravitas.” The book is available in various formats (including Kindle and audio) at amazon.ca.

 

We will discuss the following essays:

 

January 8:
Young and Old: The Dance of the Generations

 

January 15
Getting Real: From Illusion to Reality

 

 

January 22
Keep Reaching Out: Staying Engaged with the World

 

 

January 29
Keep Reaching In: Staying Engaged with your Soul

What is the 11 am Serving/Sharing time all about?
Each week, we will explore a topic of shared interest:

 

January 8  
Soup for the Soul: Preparing soup to be shared through pastoral care visits

 

January 15
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Knitting patterns, exhibits & getting started

 

January 22
Technology Workshop: Tips, tricks and troubleshooting cell phones

 

January 29
Technology Workshop, continued

 

Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely!

To register, or to ask questions, please contact our Seniors’ Ministry Animator, Cynthia Majewski.