Third Chapter – Spirituality as We Age

The "third chapter" of life is becoming, for many, a time of second careers, exploring new interests, developing neglected talents, and giving back in a myriad of ways. It can be a time of transition, letting go, wisdom, gratitude, discovery, healing, forgiveness, hope, and most of all, profound spiritual growth.

Our Third Chapter ministry helps us explore spirituality as we age. It takes many forms, including workshops, adult forums, book studies, and retreats on a wide range of topics.

3rd Chapter – Spirituality as We Age - hosts a variety of opportunities throughout the year addressing the spiritual, emotional, and physical concerns and interests for those aged 55 years and older.

For more information, contact Pastor Lois Pallmeyer.

Upcoming Events

May
29
Wed
At The Crossroads – Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At The Crossroads - Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

Roundtable Discussions at the Crossroads of Work and Retirement.

Explore the opportunities and challenges of post-retirement with others who have recently entered, or are considering retiring. These will be confidential, open discussions where your questions are welcomed and your experiences valued. Come to exchange insights, perspectives, ideas, and concerns, as you discern how you might use your gifts in a new stage of life.

No cost.  We hope you can attend all five of these discussions, but you’re welcome to come as you’re able.

Fill out my online form.

Sponsored by Gloria Dei’s 3rd Chapter: Spirituality as We Age.

Jun
5
Wed
At The Crossroads – Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At The Crossroads - Retirement Discussions for 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

Roundtable Discussions at the Crossroads of Work and Retirement.

Explore the opportunities and challenges of post-retirement with others who have recently entered, or are considering retiring. These will be confidential, open discussions where your questions are welcomed and your experiences valued. Come to exchange insights, perspectives, ideas, and concerns, as you discern how you might use your gifts in a new stage of life.

No cost.  We hope you can attend all five of these discussions, but you’re welcome to come as you’re able.

Fill out my online form.

Sponsored by Gloria Dei’s 3rd Chapter: Spirituality as We Age.

Jun
13
Thu
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

“A Toolbox for Sharing” led by Jan Borgschatz. Jan’s Masters Program at Hamline University enhanced her ability to teach the writing process to students. Since her retirement from elementary school teaching, Jan has led workshops on “Writing Your Faith Stories” in churches.

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter’s writing series, In Your Own Words:  Writing as a Spiritual Practice here.  

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter: Spirituality As We Age ministry here.

Jun
18
Tue
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

Writing About the Spiritual Vocation of Friendship” led by Deanna Thompson.Deanna has taught religion (and writing in religion) at Hamline University for 23 years and soon will be moving to St Olaf College to be the inaugural director of the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community. She is the author of five books and many articles. Visit Deanna’s website here.

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter’s writing series, In Your Own Words:  Writing as a Spiritual Practice here.  

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter: Spirituality As We Age ministry here.

Jun
24
Mon
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room
Jun 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
In Your Own Words 3rd Chapter @ Colonial Room

“Out of the Ashes: Transformed By Death” led by Lenore Franzen. In 2010 Lenore lost her husband and mother within five days. Building on a career in communications and a love of language, she is writing a memoir about her own transformation following loss. She has published several books, a short story, articles and essays. Visit Lenore’s website here.  

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter’s writing series, In Your Own Words:  Writing as a Spiritual Practice here.  

See more information about Gloria Dei’s Third Chapter: Spirituality As We Age ministry here.


Resources

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