Senior Adult Ministry Initiatives

Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Miriam, Zechariah, Elizabeth, Simeon, Anna – these are names of just some of the senior adults that God used in significant ways as told in scripture. Even if they had retired from work to support their livelihood, God still actively engaged them in ministry in a variety of ways. I am thankful to get to support senior adults at BMPC in ways that enrich and engage them in active ministry in service to our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Here are some upcoming initiatives having to do with senior adults (keep reading even if you are not a senior adult): 

  • The Senior Adult Council, chaired by Pam Haynes Walsh, seeks to support, nurture, and foster spiritual enrichment and fellowship among BMPC seniors. It does so through sponsoring social and educational programs, events, and trips, as well as supporting local seniors in need, offering mission volunteer opportunities, and promoting intergenerational activities. If you are 60 or older, the council asks that you take this 5-7 minutes survey to inform our council about member interests.
  • BMPC is partnering with a non-profit agency, Surrey Services for Seniors, to provide senior adult enrichment and educational programming in the Foerderer House starting in mid-March. Surrey Services has similar programming in other locations already, and we look forward to this programming that will be on our campus for BMPC and members of the broader community. There will be open houses for this upcoming programming occurring in the Foerderer House (the house adjacent to the Radnor parking lot) this Sunday, January 28, from 11-1 and on Wednesday, January 31, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The programming will have on-site staff, but will need significant volunteer support.  If you are interested in exploring volunteer options, here are two links with information. 
  • pdf Volunteer Roles at Bryn Mawr (140 KB)
  • pdf Surrey Volunteer Application (114 KB)
  • This next opportunity is not limited to senior adults! The BMPC Caring Ministries team has invited back Laurie Lewis to present at a symposium entitled, “What to Say to People Who Are Hurting.” She has written a book by that title, and she was a retreat leader for our Deacons a couple of years ago as they focused on this topic. She will share lessons learned through years of experience to help us grow in our capacity to encourage, listen, and be a supportive presence in everyday encounters of life. This event will take place on Saturday, March 2 from 9 to noon. To request more information or to register contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It is a joy that God is using BMPC members and facilities in so many ways! God’s care for and use of people of all ages certainly continues!