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Webinars provide spiritual framework for people working with older adults


September 10, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Clergy, laity and professionals seeking a spiritual framework for their work with older adults will benefit from Faith and Aging, a new webinar series from The Upper Room beginning in October.

Scheduled on four successive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 9, the series will be hosted by Jerry Haas, spiritual director for The Upper Room, a division of the General Board of Discipleship. Each session will be presented by Upper Room and Discipleship Resources authors who are experts in the field.

The series is designed for clergy or laity designing older adult ministries in local churches, professionals working with an older adult population in any field and individuals seeking a view of aging that is rooted in the Christian faith.

Each session will be webcast live from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Saving Time) and will focus on these unique aspects of the aging process:

"Aging as Personal Journey," presented on Oct 9 by Missy Buchanan, author of Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet
"Aging and Life's Transitions," presented on Oct. 16 by Dan Moseley, author of Lose, Love, Live
"Aging as Spiritual Journey," co-presented on Oct. 23 by Richard Morgan and Jane Thibault, authors of Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life
"Aging and Ministry to the Church," presented on Oct. 30 by Richard Gentzler, author of Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century

Registration for a single webinar session is $14.95, or the cost for all four sessions is $49.95. Recorded versions of the webinars will be available after the live events at the same rate.

High-speed internet access is required for the live events, which are being offered in partnership with United Methodist Communications.

Registration is limited. For more information about the webinar series or to register, go to Or contact Sharon Conley at Upper Room Ministries by phone at (615) 340-7525 or by email at

Information about Upper Room eLearning and future webinars, eCourses and online retreats can be found at

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