This month we are beginning a new feature in The Branch called “Senior Moments.” Various Senior Adults will write a short article about every six weeks about matters that are important to them.
 
2020 has been the most stressful year that most of us can remember, and it is beginning to appear that it will be late spring before we see a lot of improvement. We long for a time when we can gather to worship in our Sanctuary or study together in our Sunday School classes. We miss the meals together on Wednesday nights and at Friday Lunch and More programs. We miss the fellowship and the community. We fondly remember a time when we were not asked to wear masks or to social distance. How we miss the days of handshakes and hugs! When life changed in March 2020, we first thought everything would be alright by summer… then fall… and now we are beginning to hear that it will be spring or summer of 2021 before life begins to look and feel “normal.” As we continue to be cut off from one another, our hope lags, and we despair.
 
The Bible speaks so much about hope. Psalm 31:24 says, “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.” Christopher Reeve said, “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” During this Advent season and into the new year, we pray that God will lead us and help our resolve to choose hope. Staying in touch with family and friends in ways that are safe will be most helpful. We need to persevere with all our restrictions, so that we may all stay safe.
Our Senior Adult Committee is trying to facilitate better communication in our Senior Adult community and to increase opportunities for our Senior Adults to reach out to each other. We hope to hear from all of you with your ideas regarding communication. Contact one of the members of the Senior Adult Committee with your ideas.
 
—Nancy Kirby, Chair 2020
 
Senior Adult Committee:

Janet Albert
Eve Burroughs (Co-Chair 2021)
Anne Cargill
Jo Carson
Jim Cauble
Anne Clark
Marlene Douglas

Tyrone Edwards Sr.
Sandra Funderburk
Mary Louise Green
Nancy Kirby
Bill Lacy
Mary Ruth Lacy

Brenda League (Co-Chair 2021)
Judy Pace
Bernie Showman
Cindy Showman
Barbara Stone
Lois Stroud

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