June Newsletter

Reaching, serving and empowering older people Welcome to this June Faith in Later Life newsletter where we will be sharing updates and news, signposting to new resources, and highlighting opportunities for you to get involved with.   “To stumble across your website from a Google search for Seniors Ministry was an answer to prayer… we…

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May Newsletter

Reaching, serving and empowering older people   Welcome to this May Faith in Later Life newsletter where we will be sharing updates and news, signposting to new resources, and highlighting opportunities for you to get involved with.     “I feel like I have so much to learn but the resources on the Faith in…

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April Newsletter

Reaching, serving and empowering older people Welcome to this April Faith in Later Life newsletter where we will be sharing updates and news, signposting to new resources, and highlighting opportunities for you to get involved with.     “I have been reminded of my calling to do this work, and that God is not leaving…

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Opening up God’s Word in God’s World

‘God’s Word in God’s world’ is a new devotional resource from Pilgrims’ Friend Society which helps older people re-visit familiar scriptures. Ruth Ranger, Community Engagement Officer at Pilgrims’ Friend Society, shares with us the reason she created this resource and how it can benefit users of all ages.  During the first lockdown of Covid-19 last…

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Blessing Our Care Homes this Easter

Church Champion Sally Bates shares how churches in her area teamed up and worked together to spread hope and share the love of Christ in local care homes this Easter time.   11 churches across our area (Frinton-on-Sea, Kirby-le-Soken and Walton on the Naze) came together this Easter to bless our 21 local care homes…

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March 2021 Newsletter

Reaching, serving and empowering older people Welcome to this March Faith in Later Life newsletter where we will be sharing updates and news, signposting to new resources, and highlighting opportunities for you to get involved with. “I have come away from every session I have attended encouraged, with at least one idea I could use…

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Is your church Dementia-friendly? 

The concept of Dementia-friendly communities was introduced in 2012, which aimed to increase awareness of the needs of people living with Dementia across sectors, organisations, and the public; to build a better understanding of how to support people and their families. Christian faith organisations play an important part in the development and success of Dementia-friendly…

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Caring for those with dementia, and their carers

Starting with an encounter 14 years ago, Helen McKay-Ferguson from our sister charity Pilgrims’ Friend Society shares how the church can play a vital role in looking after those facing dementia, supported by the charity’s relaunched dementia information pack. As a 22-year-old student, I found myself sitting across the table from a man in a…

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The Lowdown on Loneliness 

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“It has been so long since I saw anyone I knew in the flesh. Seeing her face has literally made my year! I almost cried.” (‘Time to Talk Befriending’ scheme member aged 91) We hear a lot about the issue of loneliness in our society. Experiencing chronic loneliness can occur at any age. The risk…

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