Category Archives: Conferences

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network 1 Day Conference

The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) is bringing a major event to our doorstep in October.  A one-day regional conference will be held at Worthington Presbyterian Church (just N of Columbus on Fri Oct 12th.  The theme is” The Best of Times: God’s Call in the Third Thirty of Life”.  Opening the event will be a keynote address by Rev. Ray Jones, Acting Director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism at PC(USA) Louisville. In addition there will be 12 workshops from which to choose, covering a wide variety of topics such as:

  • Dementia as seen through the eyes of the inflicted
  • Navigating the Journey of Aging
  • Models for neighborhood care by the Area Agency on Aging
  • Social Justice and Older Adults
  • How to those who are “Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR’s)
  • Missions for Older Adults
  • Generational Generosity
  • Our Third Thirty and the Seven Days of Retirement
  • Overcoming Fears in the Third Thirty of Life
  • Perspectives from a Panel of Retired Ministers
  • Caregiving
  • Open Q&A Session with the Keynote Speaker, Rev Ray Jones

Overnight accommodation at a special rate of $99 (inclusive of all taxes, dinner and breakfast) has been secured at the nearby Homewood Suites, 115 Hutcheson Ave, Columbus OH 43235.  Registration for the conference ($25 early, $35 after mid Sep and $40 on the day) and hotel accommodation (if needed) will start in mid August through POAMN’s website (www.poamn.org).  For more information and any questions, please contact Chris Pomfret, POAMN’s Vice President, at 937-545-6667 or cjpomfret1954@nullgmail.com

2018 Stewardship Kaleidoscope

Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!

Register at www.stewardshipkaleidoscope.org/

2017 Conference on Ministry with the Aging

Unleashing the Spirit in Eldercare

The Four Seasons Retirement Center is hosting the 24th annual Conference on Ministry with the Aging in Columbus, Indiana, on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

The conference will be in the Chapel at Four Seasons, 1901 Taylor Road, Columbus, IN  47203.

Registration is required.  Plenty of seating is still available and registrations are being accepted through June 1, 2017.

For more information, download the event brochure from www.fourseasonsretirement.com. The brochure provides the conference agenda, speakers and sessions topics, and registration payment process,and information about the 5.0 CEUs for healthcare professionals for full day attendance.

Pyoca Middle School Conference “Impact”

PYOCA Middle School ConferenceThis March, Pyoca is hosting its first annual Pyoca Middle School Conference, and we want you to join us!

Pyoca Middle School Conference is open to all middle school youth grades 5 -8 and their youth leaders/parents. Taking place March 18 – 19 this weekend ensures fellowship, fun, and Growth.

Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks and Phillip Morgan will serve as our leadership for the weekend. Amy Kim will be delivering keynotes on the Theme: Impact – Colliding with the boundless force of God’s love. She describes it below.

“Get ready for impact!  How do we recognize God in the midst of a broken world, school, family, friends and the mundane minutes of life?  Is God even there?  Let’s uncover what we can learn from wandering Israelite’s, imperfect people and a fisherman that impacts us even today.”

Phillip will be leading us in powerful music and worship and of course there are bound to be energizers!

For registration, schedule, and other information, go to the conference website.

7th International Conference on Aging and Spirituality

“Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality,” will be taking place June 4-7, 2017 at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL.

For general information visit: www.7thinternationalconference.org

To register visit: www.7thinternationalconference.org/the-event-site
Registration for the conference is now open.

The conference will be hosted by Concordia University Chicago (CUC) in River Forest, Illinois.

Past International Conferences have attracted both those with academic interests and expertise in this discipline, as well as those with more practical experience through involvement in the aging service industry, in congregations, or as informal care partners.

The Conferences include a mixture of keynote speakers, workshops and papers of interest to those coming from a faith-based approach and to those approaching spirituality from a secular viewpoint. We plan to continue the tradition of including voices from many parts of the world, voices from the domains of the academic and the aging services, voices from various faith traditions and voices representing the “spiritual, but not religious.”

With the theme of “Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality,” the conference will address issues how aging presents us with opportunities to navigate transitions over the life course. Additionally, we will explore how we transcend the mundane and connect with something greater than ourselves while being transformed in the process.

If you have additional questions or would like to exhibit or sponsor any portion of the conference, please email Kati at 7thinternationalconference@nullgmail.com.

Download the Conference Flyer

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (www.poamn.org)

Big Tent 2017

Updated: 3/9/2017

Save the date!

We invite you to join Presbyterians from around the country at Big Tent 2017, held on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, July 6 -8th. The theme will emphasize the hope of the Gospel and its power to transform society in our current cultural context, marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity, and economic inequality. Through dialogue, workshops, exhibits, and engagement with one another, participants will engage the Church in its mission of justice-making and peace.

Worship leaders for Big Tent announced.

Join with fellow Presbyterians as we join in worship led by J.Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the PC(USA) and Christine Hong, Assistant Professor of Worship and Evangelism and Chapel Worship Coordinator at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Registration opens in March with no increase in registration fees! Registration is $395 and includes accommodations for three nights as well as and meals. The Commuter rate (no accommodations or meals) is $145.

Go to the Big Tent webpage