Baby Boomers - Stage & Age Luncheon
When the luncheon was announced, 50 to 60 were expected. Surprise! 250-260 participated on January 13, 2019.
The overwhelming response revealed an interest and a desire for more in this season of life.
Pete Deison provided a context for what most of us sense and feel. We make up a large portion of our society and our church. Yet we have lost many of the normal avenues of keeping up with another. Now that we are empty nesters or soon to be, our attention turns to our bucket lists and our grandchildren. Grandchildren are a blessing and yet add another obstacle because they add to our isolation from others. They wonderfully take up our time, yet they do take up our time. We find ourselves less in contact with our peers.
We have also come to discover a wonderful yet mystifying fact, God has given us a gift of twenty plus years of good health due to medical progress. Many of our parents didn’t have that privilege.
The last and more important fact is the push for us to retire and step away from leadership positions to allow the next generation to lead. We want them to lead yet we begin to feel less needed and tempted to think we have less importance.
With more time, better health, greater wisdom, and resources, the temptation is to feel all dressed up and nowhere to go.
Some of us have found our new niche; some of us need a break and change – but all of us need to be connected. We need each other as we navigate this next life season - Life 2 - so to speak.
All of us need to know God is not finished with us — by a long shot. Paul wrote, “you were created for good (very good) works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
These good works do not stop at 60 or 65; but with maturity, they take more wisdom. We have just begun to focus on this new uncharted season. So, expect more to come.
We begin with three needs:
1.) Focus on your family’s spirituality
Come to the Grandparenting Seminar, March 29-30. Taught by Bill and Ann Parkinson from Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock. Bill and Ann are also deeply involved in Sage Works and Age & Stage Ministry for Boomers. Save the date! More information to come.
2.) Focus on connecting
We are working on upcoming events. We have opportunities where you can serve. Please email Bill Lamberth if you are interested!
3.) If you haven’t already sent us one, please complete this 3-minute survey:
Baby Boomer Survey
Let us know if you want to receive emails regarding Upcoming Baby Boomer Events by emailing Elaine Montague.