A Call to Older People - to see this stage of life as a beautiful gift for our churches...
In the month of May 2024, (the month of Pentecost), is an exciting and unique opportunity for individuals, church leaders and church communities to host a retreat day for their older people - to enable them to see this stage of their lives as a rich and vibrant gift for our churches. We will take Peter's lead, who at Pentecost, quoted the prophet Joel: 'I will pour out my Spirit on all people - your old men and women will dream dreams..'
What is the Spirit dreaming in older people? This question will be explored. We'll use creative writing to dream visions of hope. We'll explore how older people can be pioneers of deep and creative prayer for their churches and for the world. Compelling elderly figures of Scripture will be our guides - Anna, Simeon, Abraham, Sarah. We'll seek to be in the flow of Scripture that offers beautiful callings to older people.
The Retreat Days will include presentation, prayer methods, stillness, discussion, creative writing, a dramatic theatre piece etc.
Participants: anyone is welcome, but ideally for the over 60 year olds.
Times: 10.30-11am Coffee, then 11am - 4pm (including a lunch break - participants should bring their own packed lunches)
Please contact the leader of the days, Donna Worthington, if you want to host such a day for your older people. Choose any day in the month of May - there are limited number of days available, so it will be a matter of first come first served!
Total cost - £200. Venues may choose to charge individuals to cover this cost.
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