Keystone 65+ Ministry

Keystone Ministry for Adults Over 65

Building discipleship with older adults

Our Story

Growing older today is an opportunity. The age 65 no longer signals the onset of late life. Yet the reality is we live in a culture that places more value on the first half of life; focusing on productivity, raising families, achieving, and accumulation. The church, if not intentional, will default to cultural trends and thereby overlook the gifts, wisdom, and experience of people in their second half of life. Therefore we have initiated Keystone ministry built upon the following belief:

We believe Jesus Christ is our cornerstone, the apostles and prophets are our foundation, and Redeemer’s older adults are the keystone of the household of God.

At the apex of an arch, the keystone maintains the strength and architectural integrity of a structure. Keystone members of our congregation connect and sustain the spiritual strength and moral integrity of our community. In addition, Keystone members leave legacies that eternally link us to the saints who have gone before us and to those who will follow. We thank God for our Keystone community!

Our Work

The Keystone Ministry Team will offer resources that support the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of older adults. We will encourage older adults in their efforts to sustain physical wellness and create pathways for new opportunities of service and strong relationships. To be clear, while Keystone Ministry is age specific, the goal is to partner with other ministries of all ages. The Keystone Ministry will offer an intentional and faithful resistance to ageism.

If you or someone you know is looking for elder resources, visit our Care Giver Resources page.



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Keystone Excursions

October Biergarten Fest!

October 19th, 2021  11:30-2:30 PM

Bold Monk Brewery Biergarten
1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Unit D Atlanta, GA (Across Chattahoochee Ave. from Top Golf)

Join us for our 1st 2021 Fellowship and Lunch Event in this scenic outdoor space created to imagine a real Biergarten experience in Atlanta’s West Midtown district. Affordable Menu options and free parking, plus handicapped-accessible ramps for ease of mobility with senior discounts too! We hope you’ll come out and celebrate and enjoy our first 2021 Keystone Dining Out Event!

RSVP with text or call to 404 667-6290

*Anyone 65 and older are Keystone Members. Friends over 21 are welcomed too!

Keystone Exploring Atlanta and Beyond

November 11th, 10-2 pm visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. More details to come.

Keystone Educational Series

“How to Find and Access Services and Resources for Older Adults”

Monday, November 1, 2021, 4:30-5:30 pm

Zoom Link

The purpose of this webinar will be to inform our members about one phone number they can call in the Metro-Atlanta area for information and assistance, and let them know about the Empowerline website which has a comprehensive database of services for older adults, by county. An overview of the kinds of services available will be discussed. There will also be a discussion of the Redeemer website, and how the “Care” and “Connect” tabs will help older members and their families link to these services.

Keystone Ministry Wellness Series: “Panel on Growing into Abundant Life”

Monday, December 6th, 2021 4:30-5:30

Zoom Link

The purpose of this webinar will be to demonstrate healthy aging by talking with a number of older persons about their lifestyle which has enabled them to continue to be engaged in meaningful ways in the second phase of life.

Keystone Ministry Wellness Series: “Spiritual Formation in the Second Half of Life”

Led by Pastor Jenny

Sunday mornings, February 6th, 13th, 20th, 2021 10-10:45 am

Hybrid class: in-person in Room 121 and online, Zoom link

The second of life presents some of life’s richest spiritual, theological, and ethical challenges. ​Pastor Jenny will lead this three-week series, exploring the question: “How will we live generatively into the rest of our lives?”

Our Keystone Ministry Team

Jenny McLellanSusan CordellCliff BurtJeanne MerrittDiana PalmaDorothy BeasleyConnie Eshenour
Pastor, Congregational CareCouncil Liaison and CommunicationEducationElder AdvocateIntergenerational
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