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50 Plus Ministry

50 Plus Ministry

 

As part of the "Longevity Revolution," CPC 50+ single and married adults are unlike previous generations in the 50+ age range. The Sequoia Ministry offers opportunities to be fully engaged during these "bonus years"  through a variety of exciting learning, social and volunteer opportunities.

 

Sequoia presents a speaker series: "Understanding the Power of Human Relationships for the Good." Psychologists tell us that the pandemic has caused increases in interpersonal discord, anxiety, depression, and addictions. These stressful months have served as a test, revealing weaknesses in our usual manner of relating to the people in our lives. The purpose of this speaker series is to understand the ways human relationships go sour. At the same time, we will explore possibilities for helping past broken relationships. Finally, we will want to understand the reasons for Christian hope to forge new and more fulfilling human relationships in the future.

 

This Fall, on the third Sunday of the month at 4 PM by webinar, the first three speakers will consist of a team of Christian psychologists:

 

September 19: Jonathan (Sunny, a long time CPCer) Arnold, Ph.D.: Psychology: Founder and President of Christian Counseling Centers, a network of Christian counselors in northern California

 

October 17 Valencia Wiggins, Ph.D. Psychology, Professor Moody Theological Seminary. She is the field director of counseling at the Moody psychology program and an expert on diversity relationships. Her Ph.D. thesis concerned mother-daughter relationships.

 

November 24 Steven Argue, Ph.D. Psychology, Professor Fuller Graduate School.
Author with Kara Powell Ph.D. of an acclaimed book "Growing With," advice to Christian parents of "emerging adults" based on clinical research.

 

Scroll down to see the active interest groups that are a part of the Sequoia Ministry!

Hospitality

If you have a passion for entertaining, the Hospitality group is for you. This group will make arrangements for food and whatever else is needed at events, including the Speaker Series dinners.

Serving

The Serving group will draw from opportunities within church-wide ministries.

Book Club

Our Book Club meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 3 pm to 4:30 pm in the Library of the Foster City campus. The Club reads Christian and secular literature (both fiction and non-fiction) and books are limited to 300-350 pages. Each month the Club reads a new book, then meets to enjoy fun literary games before engaging in directed discussion. For more information contact Jeanne Dimon or JOIN NOW to get regular updates.

 

Hiking

Join your fellow CPCer's as they meet and explore breath-taking local hiking venues around the Peninsula. Hikes of all levels are offered, and complete information about what to bring, where to meet, and what to expect are provided in advance of each event. For more information contact Marilyn Stockdale Green or JOIN NOW for regular updates.

 

Movies and Dining Out

Do you like movies and/or dining out? This group gets together every 2-3 months to enjoy an afternoon movie followed by an early dinner at a local restaurant. When you join the list, you’ll get notices about upcoming movie & dine-out opportunities! For more information contact Marilyn Delaplaine or JOIN NOW for regular updates.

 

Potluck Dinners

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old-fashioned potluck dinner now and then? Join this group to get notices about upcoming potluck dinner events, or if you would like to offer your home as a venue for an upcoming event. For more information contact Dawn McDaniel or JOIN NOW to get regular notices.

 

Camping Group

Pillar's Camping Group is now on Meetup. Click on “Join” and provide your email and any profile information you wish. You’ll receive emails announcing future trips. Membership is free and very easy. Want more information about the camping group? 

Watch Previous Sequoia Gatherings!

How Christians Face Adversity

by Jeff Louie, September 2020

 

Financial Resilience

by Ronald Paprocki, October 2020

 

Dr. John Dunlop

November 2020

 

Dr. Donald Guthrie

January 2021

 

Dr. John Kilner

February 2021

 

Nancy Brandon

March 2021

 

Mark Mitchell

May 2021