2024 CONFERENCE

POAMN was delighted to bring our 2024 conference to Southern California May 29-30. Ministry leaders, chaplains, and lay leaders gathered for fresh perspectives on older adult ministry. They left inspired with new ideas to implement and tools to deepen their spiritual connection to serving older adults.

RESOURCES FROM CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

POAMN 2024 and Beyond
Chris Pomfret and Cindy Wright, POAMN
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Loneliness: How Faith Communities Are Uniquely Positioned to Respond
Robin Johnson, Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
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Check out Robin’s article in the 2024 Older Adult Ministry Planning Guide

Sharing Your Life Story
Rev. Taylor Phillips
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Supporting Care Partners Resource List
Miatta Wilson, PMA Office of Christian Formation
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Practical and Spiritual Tools to Support Care Partners
Miatta Wilson, PMA Office of Christian Formation
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No Senior Left Behind
Hugh Plappert, PhoneLive
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Resources for Cancer Patients, Families, and Friends 
Rev. Dr. Huw Christopher, retired pastor
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Resources for Grieving People
Rev. Dr. Huw Christopher, retired pastor
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Introduction to New Expressions Resource from POAMN & PMA
Miatta Wilson, PMA Office of Christian Formation
Find information online

The Spirituality of Grief: Ten Practices for Those Who Remain
Rev. Dr. Fran Tilton Shelton, Faith & Grief
Available at booksellers nationwide
View POAMN’s 2023 interview with Fran

In Praise of Gratitude
Dr. Emery Cummins, Presbytery of San Diego
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Bible Journaling: An Intergenerational Connection to God’s Word and Each Other
Rev. Denise Shannon, Weldon Valley Presbyterian Church
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AGENDA

8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Fellowship
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Worship (Mike McClenahan, Jamie Nelson, Morgan Ziegler)
In Praise of Gratitude (Dr. Emery Cummins)
9:45 a.m. The New POAMN (Cindy Wright, Chris Pomfret, & Miatta Wilson)
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Session 1
– Bible Journaling: An Intergenerational Connection to God’s Word and Each Other (Denise Shannon)
– Introduction to The Third Thirty (Chris Pomfret)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Keynote – The Gift of Age (Richard Lederer)
1:30 p.m. Resource Fair
2:00 p.m. Session 2
– A Well-Loved Life: Honoring Our Story, Faith, and Culture in End-of-Life Decision-Making (Zeena Regis)
– Practical and Spiritual Tools to Support Care-Partners Panel Discussion (Pat Baker, Fran Shelton, & Miatta Wilson)
3:00 p.m. Session 3
– Developing a Dementia Friendly Worship Service for Your Community (Ben Lindstrom & Elaine Burrell)
– Glimpses of Heaven (John Illian)
4:00 p.m. Session 4
– No Senior Left Behind: Addressing Tech Gaps in Online Church Participation (Hugh Plappert)
– Sharing your Life Story (Taylor Phillips)
4:45 p.m. Happy Hour and Connecting
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Dessert and Team Trivia
7:30 p.m. Shuttles depart for hotels

 

8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Fellowship
9:00 a.m. From Generation to Generation: God’s Mission for Everyone (André Rocha)
10:00 a.m. Session 5
– Your Life is a Work of Art (Elaine Burrell)
– Loneliness: How Faith Communities are Uniquely Positioned to Respond (Robin Johnson)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Session 6
– Expressions of Older Adult Ministry (Miatta Wilson)
– A Personal Journey Through Grief and Dementia (Mike McClenahan)
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Resource Fair
1:00 p.m. Session 7
– Where To Live As We Age (Jonathan Schwartz)
– How to Carry the Varieties of Grief (Fran Shelton)
2:00 p.m. Session 8
– Chaplain Chat Panel Discussion (Taylor Phillips, Tom Theriault, Sharon Lao, & Gin Lao)
– Caring for Cancer Patients and Those in Grief in Your Congregation and Community (Huw Christopher)
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Closing Worship (Denise Shannon, Gin Lao)
Offering collection to benefit Peninsula Shepherd Senior Center, San Diego
4:00 p.m. Shuttles depart for hotels

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

120 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075

 

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