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Older Adults in Heath, Ohio Experience Face to Face

Word is getting out about Face to Face, a new Upper Room program ministry in the Emmaus tradition.
Read this article from the Newark Advocate in Heath, Ohio . . .

(Photo: Sara C. Tobias/The Advocate)

(Photo: Sara C. Tobias/The Advocate)

HEATH, OHIO—Senior citizens are sometimes called wisdom keepers.

They can be a source of inspiration and advice, especially in spiritual settings, said Jeff Belt, pastor of Heath United Methodist Church.

“Sometimes in church, the older population is taken for granted. Congregations just assume they will be there, and will stay active in the church,” he said. “But might be struggling with major spiritual issues, such as the loss of loved ones, or questions about the end of their lives,” Belt added. “I was really surprised to learn this, but according to surveys, they are the least served demographic when it comes to spiritual needs.”

Belt and other members of the New-Ark Area Emmaus Community are hoping to change that with Face to Face, a Walk to Emmaus program designed especially for those 60 and older.

Source: Face to Face offers Emmaus program for seniors

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