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 lifelong learning is for all ages and includes a close connection between the church and the community. We are guided by our history and the faith traditions of the Mennonite church which are rooted in the example of Jesus’ teachings of care and service. Therefore, we are led to advocate on behalf of seniors for a life a joy and purpose for all. We wish to partner with those are who aging, pastors, caregivers, and those who walk with others.

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 organizations and church leaders who can support them.

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We are committed to continually seeking new opportunities to partner with those who are aging, those who pastor seniors, 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:

  • Life planning
  • Dementia and practices of care
  • Transitions through life
  • Spirituality and volunteering
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial issues for long-term care
  • Application process
  • Lifelong spiritual learning
  • Caregiving at all stages of life
  • Sharing life stories
  • 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.