Seniors Over 60 -XYZ Fellowship (Xtra Years Of Zest*)
About Us... We are an informal group open to anyone with at least 60 years of zest (less zesty spouses may also participate). We will be listing events, classes, or field trips when they are arranged. For more information contact Margaret Sowers, 717-272-9703, or via email CUMC.email@example.com, or through the church office. Mission of this group is three-fold: •Provide social opportunities. •Establish a community outreach relationship with the residents of Cornwall Manor to enhance and/or support resident opportunities. This volunteer activity is individually-scheduled and not a group-scheduled event. •Establish a “Helping Hand” program for CUMC members 60 years of age and older living alone, not a resident of another retirement or nursing facility, who have lost a loved one, and would appreciate a helping hand.
[*zest: a lively quality that increases enjoyment, excitement, or energy!]
Sept. 29th 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM Fall Festival Picnic
WHAT: Fall Festival Picnic
WHERE: Annville Church of the Brethren Pavilion 739 Church Road, Annville
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
WHY: Gather to celebrate fall’s activities, foods and fellowship.
The church bus is reserved. Watch for registration details in the bulletin.
Face To Face Encounter Sept 25, 27, Oct. 2 & 4 9 am to 3:30 pm West Lawn UMC 15 Woodside Ave, West Lawn, PA 19609 For more infor contact Mary Wilson 610-329-9442 Participants must fill out form found in our church foyer. Cost $50 which includes all lunches and program expenses.
What is Face to Face
Face to Face is an experience in The Walk to Emmaus tradition, designed specifically for seniors, sixty years and older and people with physical disabilities. The theme is “Living in Grace.” The age and physical circumstances of the Face to Face participants, require special adjustments to The Walk to Emmaus model. The adapted model presents the basic theological and biblical content of The Walk to Emmaus without the typical Walk format. Face to Face consist of four full day sessions or eight half day sessions scheduled over two to four weeks. While most Walk to Emmaus talks are part of Face to Face, the program has added meaningful content for seniors. This content includes a talk by a hospice representative or person who has lost a life partner and a video presentation of four meditations by United Methodist Bishop Rueben Job from his book and video series Living Fully, Dying Well.
The event is open to both men and women and both women and men serve on the Face to Face team. Table discussion groups are single gender. During the Face to Face Encounter the Pilgrims: Hear 14 talks about God’s grace and love Participate in Holy Communion Enjoy in-depth discussions with people their age, covering topics such as God’s grace, discipleship, grief and end-of-life issues Experience God’s grace personally through prayer and service Understand more fully the presence of Christ in the body of believers
Sight & Sound Theater Trip... November 9th, 2018, bus leaving Church at 5:00 p.m.
The XYZ Fellowship of Cornwall U.M. Church had a wonderful time May 19th 2018 honoring our 80 and older friends & members hearing about their lives and adventures. See photos in the photo gallery in first drop down menu.
XYZ Monthly Outings...
Now here is a fun idea for the seniors (60 +) of Cornwall UM Church! The XYZ Fellowship steering committee asked me last year to chair an effort to organize a series of outings available to the first 15 XYZ members (including the captain) who sign up each time. We had several of these last year and they were a great success so we would like to do it again.
Here is how it works. Each event would have a designated captain (captains if a couple) who would pick a restaurant or other activity or venue to go to. They would make the reservations and solicit the signups. The captain or someone he/she assigns would drive the church bus from the church to the restaurant/venue and return, filling the gas tank before leaving it at the church. The bus is an important element because of the camaraderie on the trip and it holds 15 including the driver. Everyone would be responsible for their own meals or other costs and asked to donate toward the cost of the fuel. The dates would have to be cleared with the church office to assure availability of the bus.
We would like to restart this as soon as possible so we need some captains to sign up for April – December, 2018. Some examples of outings would be, but not limited to, the following: any restaurant for lunch or dinner, dinner theater, Longwood or Hershey Gardens, museum, a minor league baseball game, etc. They can be day or night, weekday or weekend. Use your imagination!!
If interested in signing up to captain an XYZ outing call Bob Ladd at 717-269-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all cards... We have instituted a Card Ministry as an instrument to extend friendship and caring on behalf of XYZ Fellowship. Perhaps you have some greeting cards such as birthday, get well, thinking of you, or sympathy, that you would like to donate. Sometimes drawers and boxes overflow with cards that are forgotten. Jane Weik, chairperson of this committee, would love to give your donations a new home when recognizing other’s life journeys. There are marked baskets on the bench outside the sanctuary and another on the table near the first floor elevator where you can place your unused cards and envelopes. (She has enough cards for awhile...May 14th, 2018!)
“Caring Friends” Program and more... Join in our community service outreach with Cornwall Manor. There are opportunities to become involved with the volunteer areas on the Cornwall Manor Campus. “Caring Friends” program participates with the residents in the health center on a regular basis. There are many other areas throughout their campus that offer volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in helping others, please contact Margaret Sowers at 717-272-9703 to arrange for additional orientation information sessions. The community service outreach can be arranged for individuals as well as small groups. I hope you will consider how you can be a part of this XYZ Fellowship ministry.