SevenDays® Make a Ripple, Change the World is gearing up for another week of interfaith activities April 21-April 27, 2020, as we remember the three lives lost in the April 13, 2014 tragedy at the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas- William Corporon, Reat Underwood, and Terri LaManno. SevenDays® is a challenge for young and old, to embrace diversity across race, religion and culture. Our events are all virtual this year in accordance with shelter in place restrictions. We are excited we are still able to bring them to you in the comfort of your home! Join us in our mission to provide opportunities encouraging all people to increase kindness through knowledge, mindset and behaviors.
 

Next Tuesday, April 21, we kick off our week with LOVE Day. Please join us to hear this amazing panel of area faith leaders, including Emanuel Cleaver III, discussing what each faith teaches about what it means to be open to those who are different from themselves. Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GbgVZtcoRLqezjQ9gCK6Zw

For more information, or to register for a variety of online panels and recorded speakers, visit http://www.givesevendays.org or our Facebook page at Give SevenDays.
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J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Senior Adult Fellowship is precisely what the name suggests – a socially and spiritually engaging group for the young at heart in their senior years. Laughter and fun are key ingredients to these quarterly gatherings.  All St. James senior adults are invited to participate, and those from other churches and denominations are also welcome to become a part.  The group will, from time to time, take outings to local events, restaurants, and other establishments, enjoy various interactive activities and informational presentations.

This Senior Adult Fellowship needs You (your ideas and participation).  Each gathering will be distinctly its own form of engagement.  The activities, events and speakers are determined by you and fellow seniors.  Please consider participating.  Friends are also welcome to join in the fun and sharing.

We would love for you to be a part of this vibrant, newly formed group, as we spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24), and remember Proverbs 20:29 – “The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.”

Purpose:

  • To bring people to Christ, and to a closer, more intimate relationship with Him.
  • To minister to the relational needs of this segment of the local church.
  • To serve as a vehicle for interaction among this body of congregants.
  • To encourage commitment to ministry in God’s kingdom work.
  • To maintain the identity of senior congregants with regard to their recognized value in terms of wisdom, experience, knowledge, talents, and other God-given abilities and gifts.

Objectives:

  • Improve senior members engagement within the life of the church
    • Spiritually enriching activities including bible studies, small groups, corporate prayer opportunities and more
  • Meet the needs and interests of seniors in the congregation (recreational, social, spiritual, etc.)
    • Fulfilling recreational activities
    • Informative presenter programs
    • Rewarding social events
  • Acknowledge the usefulness and significance of senior congregants as vital parts of the body of Christ
    • Meaningful service opportunities