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



Adult Retreat

November 7, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Camp Hanover

Join other adults and church leaders for a day retreat on November 7. Using “Great is thy Faithfulness” as inspiration, explore and reflect on our purpose, our gifts, and our legacy. What is the witness we bring to our church? What gifts do we offer in this season of our life? What are the blessings of our ministries? The retreat is jointly hosted by Camp Hanover and the Older Adult Ministry.

National Conference

October 15-18
Louisville, KY

The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network’s national conference will address intergenerational engagement. 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)

2018 Retreat

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.

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