May Is Older Adult Month: Celebrate the Gift of Aging

Each May, the Church of the Brethren observes Older Adult Month, an opportunity to celebrate God’s gift of aging and the contributions of older adults to our lives and our congregations. This year, the denomination’s Older Adult Ministry invites the church to consider the “Rhythms of Life: For Everything There Is a Season…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).

Like the seasons, the ocean tide, and our favorite musical compositions, our lives have a rhythm–an ebb and flow that accompanies our living. To assist individuals, small groups, and congregations reflect on how the rhythms of our lives change, a variety of resources are available. Materials include meditations, a scripture rap, an evening examen, a dramatic interpretation of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, worship resources, and an entire order of worship.

Visit to download resources or contact Kim Ebersole, director of Older Adult Ministry, at 847-429-4305 or

— Kim Ebersole of the Congregational Life Ministries staff provided this report.

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