An ongoing invitation is extended to Seniors to share their talents and experience by participating in the ministries of our Cathedral community and to connect with other members of the parish: Circle of Friends (telephone circle), Naomi & Ruth (life transitions), Baby Bundles, Sack Lunch Ministry, A Lot of Good Men, Divinely Fine Women, Prayer Shawls, Eucharistic Visitors, and You are Not Alone (illness support group). These ministries and other items of interest specifically to seniors are described below. Questions about how you, as a Senior can be involved? Please speak to one of the clergy at Church or call the Church office.
Ongoing programs of interest to Seniors
Bible & Books — (Sundays at 9:00 AM) Join us to discuss a current book we are reading. We meet in Conference Room A, on the ground floor of the Parish Hall. (Runs during the school year; off for the summer.)
Weekly Bible Study — (Fridays at 11:00 AM) Facilitated by Rev. Rick, each week we spend about forty-five minutes casually discussing the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday. There is no preparation or homework, just drop in. We meet in Conference Room A, on the ground floor of the Parish Hall. (Runs during the school year; off for the summer.)
Pipes on the River — (1st & 3rd Fridays of every month at Noon) This is our free organ concert series. It is well attended. Bring your lunch! (No concerts in August)
Donate Food to help the Hungry — (Saturdays & Sundays at Church) You can donate food in the red barrels near both entrances to the Sanctuary. All donations go to St. Paul’s Food Pantry, our sister church in Sparks.
Baby Bundles — (1st Thurs. of every month) Meets downstairs in the Church to put together layette items for newborns of parents in need.
Prayer Shawl Knitting Group — (Every Thursday at 2:00 PM in Conf. Rm. A of the Parish Hall) Gathers to knit prayer shawls and chat. If you’re new, they will teach you how.
Sack Lunch Ministry — Three times a week on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, we serve sack lunches to the homeless from 9:30–10:30 AM. Just show up at 9:00 AM on any of these days; we can always use another pair of hands!
Monthly Social Groups for Men and Women — Watch our newsletter for the regular meeting times and locations for Divinely Fine Women and A Lot of Good Men. For more information. click on the “Social Groups” tab above.
You are Not Alone — (3rd Tues. of every month at 4:00 PM) This is a support group to give comfort and support to people suffering with serious medical issues or chronic illness. We meet in Conference Room A, on the ground floor of the Parish Hall.
Naomi & Ruth — (1st Thurs. of every month at 11:00 AM) For those who have lost a loved one or anyone making a life transition. They meet in Conference Room A of the Parish Hall.
Circle of Friends — If you live alone, it feels good to have someone checking on you. Every day, one person calls the next; everyone receives a single check-in call just to be sure they are doing OK. We also provide everyone with our emergency contact information. Reply to this E-mail, if you would like to be on the list.
Special Worship and Prayer opportunities:
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM — Centering Prayer
Thursdays at 12:10 PM — A quiet intimate healing service and Eucharist in the Bishop Lewis Chapel
Eucharistic Visitors — If you are homebound, please know you are still a part of our Cathedral family! Contact our office at 775-329-4279 if you would like to have a team of our Eucharistic Visitors give you a call and set up a time to bring you communion.
Becoming a Eucharistic Visitor — If you feel you might be called to this ministry, please contact our dean, The Rev. Dr. William Stomski. Together you can discern whether you are called to this ministry and talk about the training for it.
Washoe County Senior Events, Meals, and Support — There are some great services, events, meals, and support for seniors, especially those with limited incomes, offered every month through Washoe County. Click the following link for their location menus and a monthly newsletter of events ► https://www.washoecounty.us/seniorsrv/events_calendars_menus.php
Links for Caregivers and Families:
So often as we age, questions arise about caregiving, finances, and assisted living. Below are a couple of resources we hope you will find helpful.
Information and resources for Family Caregiving from AARP ► https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/
Resources and Reviews for Assisted Living in Nevada ► https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/nevada