Encore Lunch and Learn
What’s New in Social Media Safety? A Workshop for Seniors
Sunday, March 3
11:15am in the Armstrong Room
Senior Citizens, Retirees and Friends – Learn about identity theft, blocking callers, connecting with grandkids, Facebook privacy, and staying safe online. Bring your devices and your questions. Presented by Erin Bailey of The Social Family. No cost … but please RSVP in Box #5 on your Connect Card or at the Kiosk in the Atrium.
SHOW YOUR LOVE IN FEBRUARY BY DONATING BLOOD…We are assisting Hoxworth Blood Center in replenishing the blood supply. We need to know that 25-30 people will be available to donate when the Hoxworth donor van is parked at Armstrong Chapel for two hours. We are scheduled to have the van available on Wednesday, February 27 from 4:00-6:00pm.
Am I Eligible? - Click the link to see Hoxworth's basic donor criteria.
Roots and wings
A community fellowship for parents of grown or nearly grown children.
What We're About: Whether your "kids" are college-bound, starting careers, or have spouses and families of their own, this group is for you! Great social events, opportunities to connect with others walking the same path, friendship, support, and even service opportunities! Both singles and couples are welcome, as are both members of the church, and friends in the community!
Is This Group for Me? We understand and celebrate that while we all may be "empty nesters", with our kids still rooted in the family, yet spreading their wings and flying, we may not all be in the same place along the journey. Looking for an excuse to get out of the house and enjoy fun with friends in the same stage of life as you? Struggling to adapt to your new empty nest? Unsure how to best stay connected to your kids when they have families of their own? Looking for the support of a small group? We invite you to pick and choose those opportunities that resonate with you to participate in!
When and Where Will Roots & Wings Meet? Roots & Wings will typically meet the SECOND SATURDAY of each month, so you can set that date aside on your calendars. There may be the occasional exception to the second Saturday rule for special events.
Saturday, January 19: kick-off and Crazy Cards…7:00 pm, Armstrong Chapel (rescheduled from 1/12 due to weather)
This will be a fun and informal evening to connect with friends and make new ones as we enjoy a few rounds of Crazy Cards (no experience necessary). Attendees will also have an opportunity to weigh in on ideas for future events. Please bring an appetizer, snack or dessert to share, and feel free to bring your friends as well!
Friday, February 8: Dinner and Special Guest, Beth Guckenberger…7:00pm, Armstrong Chapel (please note change to Friday)
Beth and her husband, Todd, live with their family in Cincinnati where they serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, they have raised ten children. Beth is the author of eight books including adult and children’s titles. She travels and speaks regularly at conferences, youth gatherings and church services. Her style is based in story-telling and she draws from her vast field experience as a missionary, Bible teacher and parent for illustrations of biblical concepts. A delicious buffet dinner will be served by Urban Grill on Main.
Saturday, March 9: dinner at a local restaurant & show at Mariemont Players
Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a bit early and get a touch O’ the Irish with Outside Mullingar, a romantic comedy/drama by Patrick Shanley. Set in rural Ireland, this compassionate, delightful, and deeply moving story explores with poetic passion two introverted misfits and their journey to find some kind of happiness. We’ll gather for dinner at a local restaurant and then head to the show.
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with your name(s) and contact info and we’ll make sure that you are notified of Empty Nester events.
Dinners for Eight
Sometimes, it can be hard to meet new people. Every Sunday, during our fellowship time, we have the opportunity to meet new people — people who attend a different worship service, people who are older than us or younger than us, people who live in another community. Yet, it is challenging to greet a stranger.
Dinners for 8 is an opportunity for 8 people to gather over a meal and connect to new people. Each group of 8 is randomly placed together (couples stay together, singles can have a partner or be given a partner). The group meets quarterly at one of their homes for a potluck and conversation. The group picks their own times and their own menus. At the end of the year, the group says farewell, and can choose to be a part of another Dinners for 8 group. RSVP By January 25th so groups may be created.