On the cusp of Dementia Awareness Month (September) and Victorian Seniors Celebration (October), services to celebrate ageing were held on 30 September in all MUC’s worship locations.
At both Fellowship@10 and Woodhouse Grove people were encouraged to exhibit the freedom to dress as they pleased in the spirit of Jenny Joseph’s poem‘Warning’ Over morning tea we shared cupcakes decorated with forget-me-knots lovingly prepared by Jenny Ellis.
It was such a good idea of Megan’s to have a service in each worship centre to celebrating ageing.
At Family@10, four members of our congregation shared stories about their first day at school, an experience that is shared across the age range of those attending. Hallie, Chris, Elaine and Claire all shared their memories accompanied by photos on the screen which started in colour and ended in sepia! Chris also read ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’ by Mem Fox.
We took the story of Moses, a man of great wisdom and age, being supported by Hur and Aaron so he could hold the staff aloft during the battle. If his arms dropped, the Israelites lost ground but if he kept his arms up high, supported by Hur and Aaron, the Israelites won. Moses was played with much drama by Ezekiel!
Thanks to everyone who took part and shared their gifts and stories.
Chris and Rev Claire