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Here’s what some Elderberries have to say about our activities:

  • “I like the companionship.”
  • “It’s a great way to socialize.”
  • “Variety of programs.”
  • “Elderberries get-togethers are fun!”
  • “I like the fellowship and time to spend leisurely with friends.”
  • “I like the variety and inviting other churches.”
  • “I feel well-accepted and it shows the love people have for each other.”
  • “I feel good after being here and the association with like-minded people.”
  • “I come for the fellowship and the food is good, too.”
  • “It makes you feel ‘young at heart’ no matter what your age.”

If you have noticed some of the activities listed in Saint John’s bulletins and newsletters and thought that it didn’t include you because you have not joined the Elderberries—wrong! Because of your celebrated age, 55 or better, you are an Elderberry already. So the next time you see Elderberries activities being planned, that’s for you!

Here’s what you missed in February: a very fun movie matinee and potluck and a tour and free lunch at Parkwood Estates senior living. The board would also like to hear your suggestions for future activities.

Our current series of activities includes lunches after the daytime Lenten worship services, which started on Ash Wednesday. The Elderberries board coordinates noon lunches for those attending the morning Lenten services. We will also have a special meal on Maundy Thursday after the morning service. The food is provided and those attending are asked to make a nominal free-will donation to help cover the cost of the meals. These lunches have proven to be very popular with many of our Elderberries. It’s a great time to socialize and get to know other members of Saint John’s, or get better acquainted with those you already know. Many compliments about the food are received. If you haven’t already been coming to these services and lunches, please do. You will be spiritually and physically nourished.

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.