Our goal is to develop strategies which will help inform older adults on a wide variety of topics: those relating to spiritual, physical and mental health, financial concerns, law and retirement issues, housing and transportation matters, volunteer and employment opportunities, and end of life planning.
Retreats and other events planned by the Older Adult Ministry create opportunities to gather and focus on particular age-related issues, with time for worship, learning together and fellowship.


Lillian Rhudy, moderator​
Miriam Bailey​
Gladys Bowles
Ralph Rhudy



Committee Meeting

July 25, 1-3 p.m.
Presbytery office

Interested in being more involved in ministry to older adults across Presbytery of the James? Attend the next meeting of POJ's Older Adult Ministry to learn how.


National Conference

October 15-18
Louisville, KY

The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network’s national conference will address intergenerational engagement. Scholarships are available; apply by September 1.

Keynote speakers:

  • Rev. Dr. Diane L. Givens Moffett - president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PCUSA)
  • Rev. Jason Brian Santos, PhD - mission coordinator for Christian Formation and Small Church Support, Presbyterian Mission Agency (PCUSA)

Find the conference brochure and registration form online.


Annual Retreat 2018

In September 2018, 70 individuals gathered at Camp Hanover to focus on keeping our spirits joyful and positive, our minds and souls alive, our bodies moving and active. Read about the 2018 retreat.


What does Christian vocation look like for the elderly?

God calls us to serve the world with our bodies—even when those bodies are failing.

Read more from Christian Century

“Life is a gift of God, and aging is a natural part of living, involving the whole life span from birth to death. Older adults are not a different category of persons, but are simply those persons who have traveled further along on the journey.”

Task Force on Older Adult Ministry—2004 General Assembly PC USA 1992