Adventures in Aging

Why do the teenagers get to have all the fun? Introducing "Adventures in Aging", a fellowship group designed specifically for our active senior adults who want to get together once a month and go somewhere fun. Adventures include movies, dinner theaters, short beautiful hikes, and so much more! Please contact Amy Loberg if you have an idea of something you'd like to do with your BLC friends. She'll be happy to coordinate the details and work out transportation issues! Email Amy or call 303-827-8350.

 

 

 

Guided Autobiography Class

Bonding through Stories

Stories have been a part of our existence since the beginning. It has been a way to pass on lessons, messages and legacies from generation to generation. This last spring nine members decided to sit down and begin to write their life stories to pass along to their friends and family. Through the Guided Autobiography class we were able to share laughs and tears through the unique life experiences of everyone in the group. Every week we would do an activity that challenged the group to think outside the box and to spark memories that they could write about. Then each person was able to read their story. As the class went on, the topics grew more personal to write about and the group grew closer together.

 

c aa 2015JanGAclassPic IMG 1390bWe came to find out that the class was more than just reading a story—it was about building relationships with those that are around us. Through learning about each other's lives we became more curious about one another and craved for the next week's class, so we could hear more about each other. I was able to witness the development and growth of the relationships. Some individuals in the class went from just knowing their classmates name to seeking them out and sitting next to them in church.

 

I encourage you to talk to one of the individuals that took the class and see if they would share their experiences and stories with you. If you are interested in writing your own stories and becoming closer to others that want to share their stories let me (Amy Loberg) know, if there is enough interest, I may start another class in the fall.

 

 

 

Movie Trips

Our first adventure is a movie outing! Have you been craving movie theatre popcorn, the large screen, and surround sound that you can only find when you go to the movies? Do you like thriller? Adventure? Romance? Comedy? Let's go to the movies! Stayed tuned for details; the movie will be determined by popular demand so if you have one in particular that you have been patiently waiting to see, let Amy know!

 

 

Theater and Theology

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

If you enjoy the performing arts and would like to engage in a theological discussion with the cast members, save Tuesday, January 26 on your calendar.

We will be going to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to see The Nest. After the performance the cast members will talk about the theological issues in The Nest. Tickets are $35, and the performance is at 6:30 p.m. We will meet at the church at 4:45 p.m. and carpool to the show. Please sign up with Amy Loberg before January 3 to reserve a spot!

 

 

Amy's Corner

 

Holiday Season Traditions

The holiday season holds many traditions: setting up Christmas trees, lighting Advent candles, Christmas caroling, making holiday goodies to share, and many others. It is a time when we celebrate and pass along the story about the birth of Jesus. One of the keys to faith formation is rituals and traditions. This Christmas, take some time to think about some of the traditions that you have followed over the years. How could you pass along those traditions to those you love? Consider writing down one of your cherished memories or stories from your life and pairing it with a picture. Or perhaps take an object with sentimental value, write about the meaning it holds for you and then give it to a family member or friend. The gift of story can be a very powerful and meaningful gift to share, one that they, in turn, can pass on to their family and friends.

 

Leave Falling to the Leaves

As the weather turns colder and the leaves begin to fall, a season of hidden hazards for falling begins to emerge. This autumn take into consideration a few of the following tips to help prevent an injury.

 

Think about rugs in your home. Although rugs seem to be harmless and are great for keeping the mud in the front entrance, they have loose corners that are easy to catch and cause falls. Consider not having a rug or taping the edge down so that it is smooth with the surface below it.

 

Do you have ice or salt to put on your drive way and walk ways? When the temperatures drop and ice begins to form, it creates a treacherous path to try and navigate. Putting ice salt or sand down helps to minimize the area. Still try to avoid walking where there is ice and keep to paths and driveways.

 

As the holidays approach, it is a time to decorate the home with festive decorations such as Christmas trees, nativities, and other décor. Before decorating plan on where you want your decorations to go and consider if it will make a walking path narrow or if a cord is exposed to where you walk. Also consider who will be visiting your home (individuals with walkers, canes, wheelchairs) and how the placement of your decorations may impede their mobility through the home.

 

Honor Flight

Thousands of planes arrive and depart from Denver International Airport daily, but not all of them get a parade from Fort Collins consisting of motorcycles, helicopters, buses and people waving flags on the overpasses. No, one specific flight gets this well-deserved treatment. On May 3, veterans met at the Embassy Suites and were ceremoniously sent off on their trip to Washington, D.C.—Don Wuertz and Will Tritthardt were among these veterans. This flight is called the "Honor Flight" and it is designed to thank veterans for their services through flying them to Washington, D.C. to go see the memorials. Sent off by their wives and the community, Don and Will embarked on a two day, one night trip, where they got to see the WWII, Air Force, Iwo Jima, Korean, Lincoln, and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. When you see Don or Will, ask them about their flight and be sure to thank them for their service. Take a moment out of your day to thank all veterans for their service. The next Honor Flight takes off in September so stayed tuned for more Honor Flight ventures from our veterans at BLC.


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