North Ridge’s Senior Adult Ministry is here to direct people to Christ and to provide a local gathering place for relationships, fun and resources to foster the celebration of life and faith for those 65 and over.
Tuesday | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | The Forum Room
Come join us for the Lunch Bunch each Tuesday. We have the time of our lives – fun…food…Bible Study…and make great friends. What more would you want? Oh…don’t forget to bring your lunch! For more information, contact Janet Limmer at (480) 948-1415. We’d love to have you join us!
“You created every part of me, knitting me in my mother’s womb. For such handiwork, I praise You. Awesome this great wonder.” Psalm 139: 13-14
Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, loving God! If you would like to help with this ministry or know someone who could be blessed by receiving a prayer shawl, please contact Joan Wendt. 602.421.1515
Some uses for the shawl…
Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; prayer or meditation; commitment or marriage ceremonies; birthing, nursing a baby; bridal shower or wedding gift; leading ritual; first menses or croning rites of passage; during an illness and recovery; ministering to others; graduation, birthday, anniversary, ordination, holiday gifts; or just socializing…there are endless possibilities!
To make a shawl personal, the giver or the recipient may want to adorn the shawl with beads, shells, feathers and charms. A blessing or ritual maybe offered when the gift is presented.
Reaching, equipping and unleashing adults 60 and better for the cause of Christ during their “encore” years of life.
ENCORE – the name says it all. If you have ever been to a concert that was so excellent you didn’t want it to end, you have most likely cheered for an encore. Stood and applauded and maybe even whistled. Wanted more and hoped the best was saved for last. This encore metaphor expresses the attitude of many older adults: Life has been good because God is good. We want more. Perhaps the best is yet to come. Won’t your join us on the journey?
Some events require registration so make sure you sign-up at the Guest Services center on Sunday.
Next Event: Lunch at Buffalo Chip – Saturday, January 13th @ Noon SIGN UP NOW!