- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 29 April 2015 29 April 2015
Every month our Elderberries gather for a potluck lunch and a special presentation or activity. What's an Elderberry, you ask? Well, you are, if you're reading this and are 55 or over—or, as the Elderberries Board puts it, ”'55 or better!” And even if you're not yet one of the Elderberries, you are certainly invited and welcome to join us for our Thursday events!
The June presentation will provide a unique view on World War II. Local author Jean Messinger will join us to talk about her extensive interviews with 25 German immigrants to the Front Range. These men and women lived and served in Germany during the war. “[Their] narratives describe bombing and destruction, displacement, hunger, fear, combat, losing relatives and all the horrific accompaniments of the Nazi era and its war.” They “confirm that the human spirit is remarkably strong and resilient under the most unimaginable, adverse conditions.”
Jean Messinger has written two books on this subject: “Same War, Different Battlefields” and, just out, “Voices from the Other Side: Inspiring German WWII Memoirs.” A copy of “Same War” is available in the library, and several copies of each book are in the church office for checkout.
The lunch and lecture will be on June 18, starting at 12:00 PM in the Small Fellowship Hall. Don't miss it! And keep an eye out for future Third Thursday events.
The Elderberries Board (the Board of Older Adult Ministries) affirms the unique worth of older persons, equips older people for ministry and provides opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for older adults.