YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
You may wonder: Why have a link to Boomer Spirituality on our Social Justice and Outreach webpage? The simple answer is that from the time they were young, Boomers have always wanted to make a difference in their world.
Today many Boomers and older adults have more free time available to be of service to others, as well as reasonably good health to enable them to take up new ministries that benefit the church and the world. With years of experience behind them, Boomers are not only able to restore a dimension of long-term thinking in society, but they are also better able to look at the world’s problems from a much needed third-person perspective. Moreover, they are ideally suited to serve as mentors to the younger generations coming up behind them.
God’s call on our lives is for the whole of life, not just the first half. Have a look at some of the vital outreach ministries outlined on this website and see how you too can make a difference! Perhaps God is calling you “for such a time as this”. (Esther 4:14)
United in Learning, which provides Distance Learning for Church Leaders in the United Church of Canada, is offering “Preparing for Retirement: A Practical Spirituality”. The course will take place in three sessions on April 15, 22, and 29. The instructor is Rev. Dr. Sheila Macgregor, for 30 years an ordained United Church minister, who has a D.Min. focussed on spirituality in the second half of life. For more information and to register, visit https://www.united-in-learning.com/index.php/webinars/373-preparing-for-retirement-a-practical-spirituality
Learn more about Sheila Macgregor’s ministry to those in the second half of life via her blog: www.boomerality.wordpress.com .
Kelly Walker leading a workshop at Siloam United Church in London. April 2019. “Growing Somewhere: Living Life from Mid-Life On.”