Senior Ministry

Intentional Ministry for Senior Adults

Spiritual

Let the Last Word Be Love – 1 Corinthians 16

Let the Last Word Be Love – 1 Corinthians 16

A Devotion from Pastor Ron

Gathering together each Wednesday for our 50+ Bible Class has been a source of joy, growth in the Lord, and strength for daily living. This is true of all our gatherings as a community of believers in Christ, just as the writer to the Hebrews said it:  “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together. . .”  (Heb. 10:24-25).

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Health and Wellbeing

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Eric Paul Justin, MD, MPH, MBA

We all remember those dreaded words don’t we? Whether it was a truly long trip and even on shorter trips. Our young ones uttered that simple question many times. And we did the same thing when we were young. Distances were hard for us to understand.

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Seniors and COVID-19

Seniors and COVID-19

Eric Paul Justin
MD, MPH, MBA

Greetings! Hopefully you and yours are well. My name is Eric Paul Justin. I am a retired physician. My wife Debra Lueck-Justin and I have been members at Trinity for about 8 years. Mr. Tom Perry invited me to contribute what will hopefully be helpful information.

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Fellowship

Seniors’ Fellowship-April 3

Seniors’ Fellowship-April 3

Hello everyone! I hope and pray you are all doing well, staying safe, and are healthy. I have had an enjoyable time calling many of you to see how you are doing. Some of you are just fine and some of you are having challenges. I am continuing to call and often I will...

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Seniors Fellowship – March 27

Seniors Fellowship – March 27

New Fellowship Focus

The new fellowship focus of the Senior Ministry web page will invite you to participate by letting us and your friends know what has been happening with you. We are a very social group and care and are interested in what is happening with our friends. 

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Tom Perry

Tom Perry

Senior Ministry Leader

What's the latest?

Something New for Seniors!

Something New for Seniors!

Greetings to all of Trinity’s seniors!  It is my hope and prayer that you are managing well through these troubled times. It is important that we stay connected with one another and support each other as best we can.  In an attempt to keep you in touch and current...

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A Letter to Seniors

A Letter to Seniors

Senior Moments Special Edition This is a special edition of Senior Moments. The health crisis in our country has caused us to make serious changes in the way we go about our lives. There have been changes in how we worship and how we study the Word as well. It is a...

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As you age you gain life experiences that you may wish to share with others. The Legacy project being offered by the Senior Ministry will give older adults a vehicle to accomplish this. Legacy interviews are approximately 20 minutes in length, facilitated by an interviewer, which will provide you with a vehicle to record your life of faith and faith stories, lessons and views, to be given to family and loved ones. Faith stories will be recorded on a DVD and then given to you.

The Legacy project is designed not to give a biography of your life, but to offer insights as to what makes you unique, offering a deeper understanding of who you are and whose you are. Biographical stories will undoubtedly come into play but should be given as support to what has caused you to believe what you do and how that has materialized in your life. With some preparation, the interview can aid you in reviewing your life and evaluating where you are in your faith walk. It can also aid our church members in knowing each other better. The Legacy diary is similar in purpose to the Legacy interviews. There are things you can do in written form that time constraints may limit in the recorded interview. There is no length restrictions to the diary. It may also be possible to include a few photographs.

Leave your legacy. Tell your loved ones who you are and whose you are.

Trinity Senior Ministry is providing a unique service to older adults: recording your faith legacy for loved ones. Interested people can record their thoughts in the form of a 20-minute video. You are also invited to write a diary of your faith journey, which Trinity will produce. Either or both are available to Trinity older adults.

You are welcome to make your own questions as long as they pertain to you and your faith journey. The following are possible questions to be used. Try to budget your time so that you can be sure to have a recording that gives the message you want to send. Life experiences can be helpful but don’t let them take up all your time. Grab a sheet of paper and jot down some notes.

  • How did you come to your Christian faith? As a child? As an adult? Through marriage? Other? Explain.
  • Was there anyone or any institution that was especially instrumental in you becoming a Christian?
  • How would you explain the essence of your faith to your loved ones?
  • How has your faith been important in your life?  Perhaps a few examples would be good.
  • In what ways do you feel God has made good use of you?
  • Tell of an especially moving or life changing moment in which faith played an important role.
  • What is the message you would like your loved ones to remember from this talk?

 

Legacy Diary

Those writing the diary will be responsible for the final written and edited text put in an electronic document that can be sent to the church office. Trinity staff will not be responsible for editing the copy. We encourage family members to share in the writing of these diaries for those who consider this a challenge. It can serve as an additional bonding time. In some cases it may be possible to include a few photographs. Trinity will take it from there. There is a minimal cost for the booklet to cover paper and printing expenses. We expect that to be less than $2 per copy. You may have as many copies as you like. The questions provided for the Legacy interview may be used a guide for your diary. Enjoy reviewing your journey.

You will receive a DVD of your interview with rights to make as many copies as you wish for loved ones. You may receive as many copies of your diary as you wish.

The cost for the DVD is completely free. Free will donations to offset costs are always accepted. The cost of the diary is minimal and less than $2 per booklet.

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Interviews will be approximately 20 minutes long and will be facilitated by an interviewer. There is no limit to the length of the diary.