Church & Community Relations

“I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.” John 15:5A

At Living Branches, we believe that a close connection between the church and the community is a critical component to a spiritual, joyous, and compassionate life – for members of all ages. Our foundation in the faith tradition of the Mennonite church compels us to advocate on behalf of senior adults and to help close the gap that currently exists between the senior population and the local churches.

We hold seminars for pastors and church leaders within the Indian Valley and North Penn communities throughout the year on topics that affect seniors, and we provide an Older Adults Month celebration guide for churches to use in their services during the month of May. We also help connect seniors (both residents of Living Branches and those living in the broader community) to spiritual organization and church leaders who can support them.

apple-tree-branches-800x520.jpg  LivingBranches-023-800x520.jpg

We are committed to continually seeking new opportunities to partner with those who are aging, those who pastor the elder, and those who walk with our older generations.

The Resource Center 

The Living Branches Resource Center is dedicated to community and church interactions for education and support. Through the Resource Center, we provide knowledgeable and caring members of the Living Branches team to speak, lead discussions, or coach on a variety of topics that relate to aging, including:

  • Learning about aging
  • Dementia and practices of care
  • Transitions in care
  • Spirituality and volunteering
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial issues for long-term care
  • Spirituality and aging
  • Caring for aging parents
  • Creating a living will
  • Storytelling
  • Family conversations

To learn more about our Church and Community Relations activities, please contact Margaret Zook, Director of Church and Community Relations, at 215-368-4438 ext. 44231.