(formerly Senior Ministry)
Post-Career Ministry Programs
JOY (Just Older Youth)
JOY (Just Older Youth) formerly called Third Friday Gathering, is led by former “Highlander” team leaders AND new members with energy and enthusiasm to accomplish new things and to expand participation. The leadership team plans 3-4 gatherings during the year to connect post-career individuals with each other for fun, fellowship, food and learning new things. Recent activities (prior to the Covid 19 shut down) include:
- How to Keep Your Brain Healthy
- Summer Picnic & Photo Memories
- “Then Sings My Soul” Musical – Local musicians offer musical on history and
- sing 30 beloved hymns
- Annual Christmas Party
- “Beware of Scams and Cons”
The Planning Team has not met since March 16th since reopening of large groups is not yet permitted due to the virus.
Senior Life Institute
What began as a vision of our Associate Pastor of Congregational Care in her doctoral dissertation has come to life as Highland’s Senior Life Institute. The Institute expands senior life ministries at Highland to offer our congregation and the larger community new dimensions of lifelong learning. It is a significant way to care and share with our community. Donna Benson and Judy Singer serve as co-moderators for two recent events. In Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Davinci’s birth, the 2019 four-part fall event explored how this renaissance man influenced modern creativity and innovation.
Due to the pandemic, “Birds on the Brink” was pre-recorded and posted to Highland’s YouTube website so that individuals may now participate virtually, from wherever they are located. The Highland Quilters provided donations for an online Silent Auction whose proceeds will support the Earth Care of Creation ministry and provide support for bird habitat preservation in Manheim Township. You may access this Sr. Life Institute by going to Highland Presbyterian Church’s YouTube page. You may also click the links below.
Highland Singles Group
Highland Singles Group meets on the last Friday of each month for fun and fellowship. This group meets in homes and in restaurants. The Covid 19 shutdown on March 16, 2020 was a large factor in the group’s not meeting in 2020.
Senior Ministry Breakfast
Sr. Ministry Breakfast meets on first Thursday of each month at Oregon Dairy Restaurant for a time of food, fellowship, and fun. This group fluctuates in the number of participants depending on the season, the weather and schedules. Meetings resume Thursday, September 2, 2021!