There is Life After 50!

by Pastor Ron Marsh

Image Top: Annual B.I.G. (Blessed In God) Dinner at the Grants Pass Golf Course.

Image Top: Annual B.I.G. (Blessed In God) Dinner at the Grants Pass Golf Course.

Introducing our ministry to our empty nest adults, Life After Fifty (over 50 and still working) and Traditions for our retired adults.  LAF (Life After Fifty) events are offered on a monthly basis for our still working adults who have graduated their children into the main stream of life.  THERE IS…Life After Fifty with no children in the home, take advantage of these times to get acquainted with other folks of like circumstance and enjoy being empty nesters.  Watch for monthly events focused for you: game night in January, Valentine’s dinner in February and an evening Seder meal
in March.  Look for specifics as the dates draw closer, they will be published in this newsletter, on the website, in our bulletin, and on our bulletin board in the Fellowship Hallway by the patio entrance.

Pictured above is our annual BIG (Blessed In God) day event.  This year about 90 of us ate a wonderful meal at the Grants Pass golf course dining room.  Our first year trying this event off campus was a total success.  Due to the generosity of one of our supporters, who paid for the meal for all who attended, we were able to give our portion of the meal fees to aid the ROC (Reaching Our Community) food pantry Thanksgiving Basket Give Away.  The ROC will distribute 650 food baskets to the individuals and families in our community.  Traditions thanks our donor supporter and the ROC for their commitment to feed the less fortunate and needy in our county and Traditions is honored to be able to support these families.

Traditions will be distributing gifts to the former Fairview Rehab Center, usually about 75 folks, on Dec 21st during our meeting time followed by a Christmas potluck lunch.  You are invited to participate in distributing these gifts to the shut-in adults in our neighborhood.  Traditions ministry is also supporting families by adopting two families this year for Christmas gifts and food for a holiday meal.  We have adopted a family recently graduated from the Gospel Rescue Mission and a family that has recently been restored through our efforts and connections with Royal Family Kids.  These families struggle once public assistance ceases so we are helping them transition into responsible healthy lifestyles.  We also are assisting four elderly widows for the
holiday season.  Thank you all for your support financially and spiritually so we are able to pay forward to help meet these needs.   

If you are interested in a mid-week uplift, ministry to others and belonging to an active group of believers, join us on Thursdays at 10:00 AM  and/or  our special monthly activities.  THERE IS…Life After Fifty, God isn’t done with you yet, there are many who still do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior, so join us as we continue to serve in the Kingdom, offering opportunities and ministry to our growing community of over fifty adults.

To read the full newsletter this article appeared in, go to, December 2017, Vol. 1, Issue 5.

Posted on December 1, 2017 .