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Older Adult Ministries

Older Adult Ministries

The Older Adult Ministries Council works to ensure the quality of life for older adults by equipping local church ministries with training; providing information, support and motivation, and leadership; and present opportunities for life enrichment and spiritual growth.

What we can do for you

The fact is that older adults are the fastest growing population in the church. OAM Council is finding ways and means to share with pastors and members and caregiving institutions to serve the needs of older adults, those that continue to enjoy church fellowship and those that are no longer physically able. The council has tapped the resources of General Board of Discipleship and church-related elder care institutions to assist in this endeavor. With the blessing of NIC, we have the OAM Initiative to make things happen, to unleash the power of older adults, in the next several months. Provide assistance to help your church celebrate and honor older adults in your congregation during May, which is Older Adult Ministries Month. Provide resources for Golden Cross Sunday.

What we are doing now

Equipping local ministries and potential leaders. Identifying district representatives and other individuals for the equipping process: training opportunities by the general church and denomination experts on the ministry, provide necessary materials, follow-up. The council is intentional in securing regional representation. We are working to strengthen relationships with NIC-related institutions (retirement homes, etc.) that serve older adults.

Co-Chairs: Pong Javier abjavierjr@aol.com and Jim Barry texbarry1@yahoo.com

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News & Announcements

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Tim Tyson keynote at Martin Luther King Celebration

Bishop Sally Dyck invites you to this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. annual celebration on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at  Faith UMC, 15101 S 80th Ave., Orland Park, IL. Disting…

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2018 Journal Available

The 2018 Northern Illinois Annual Conference Journal can be found and downloaded for free on the conference website or may be purchased at Amazon.com.

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Sympathy Notice: Carol Madalin

The Rev. Carol Madalin, ABLC in the Northern Illinois Conference, died on December 21, 2018, following a courageously fought battle with breast cancer. Carol was in hospice at the time of her dea…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Phillip Burke Jr.

Rev. Phillip Burke Jr., retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, died Sunday, December 23, 2018, surrounded by his family at the age of 81.

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