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About EncourAGEnet

EncourAGEnet's purpose is linking, equipping, encouraging, and celebrating post-retirement service.

 

LEA EncourAGEnet was established in 2008. Among the Network's goals are to

·        prepare LEA members for post-retirement service

·        showcase examples of post-retirement service options

·        disseminate information about opportunities for service and resource people and  materials

·        encourage LEA connection to non-members by offering access to an e-mail distribution list, website, and Shaping the Future magazine.

Register to participate free on LEA EncourAGEnet's listserv.

 

EncourAGEnet Bulletin


What do you know about multigenerational friendships? See what Barna has to say in Two-Thirds of Americans Have Multigenerational Friendships.

Don’t be hostile, but do be hostel! Ernie and Kathy Freudenburg are happy to announce the Third ALOA Ironwood Springs Lutherhostel is scheduled for September 23–27. Get a brochure here.

Have you seen Tom Couser’s blog? (No, he didn’t misplace it!) Take a look at Reflections on Turning 73 and other posts to which you might relate.

And you thought your test days were over! Test Your Knowledge of Today’s Kids (Dale Hudson in Relevant Children’s Ministry).

Hello, Sunshine! See 10 Small Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day (Renew). (Thanks to David Bever for this lead.)

Retired LEA devotion… Since this publication is especially for veteran educators, perhaps you would enjoy access to a retired LEA devotion. See “WWYS” from 2006.

LEA Convocation… registration open. You might especially note the pre-convocation EncourAGEnet Workshop and Lunch, featuring a presentation by Becky Schmidt, director of LCMS school ministry. Of course, you’re welcome to attend any sectionals! Be sure to see Tips for an (Almost) Hassle-Free Registration before you begin your registration process.


March 21, 2019

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Looking for an old new devotional resource? Ken Klaus now has his own devotional page: The Savior’s Story. Same old style—just on a new page. (Thanks to Rich Cohrs for this lead.)

What do you think of this? The Retirement Reformation Manifesto (John Stonestreet & Warren Cole Smith in BreakPoint). Care to share your reaction? Go ahead and post to encouragenet@listserv.cuchicago.edu. Use “retirement manifesto” in the subject line. And… all are welcome to respond to posts from others. Just use your “reply to all” button.

Nice to know… Now who else needs to know? Senior Adults…The Next Generation Needs You (Dale Hudson in ChurchLeaders).

In case you must… The Art of Stealing Your Loved One’s Car Keys (Wendy Irvine in GRAND).

Retired LEA devotion… Since this publication is especially for veteran educators, perhaps you would enjoy access to a retired LEA devotion. See “Petty Pity” from 2002.

LEA Convocation… registration open. You might especially note the pre-convocation EncourAGEnet Workshop and Lunch, featuring a presentation by Becky Schmidt, director of LCMS school ministry. Of course, you’re welcome to attend any sectionals! Be sure to see Tips for an (Almost) Hassle-Free Registration before you begin your registration process.


March 14, 2019

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Are you in the same pew? Five Things I Pray I Will Not Do as a Senior Adult in the Church (Thom Rainer in ChurchLeaders).

Nice to feel wanted… Senior Adults…The Next Generation Needs You (Dale Hudson in Relevant Children’s Ministry).

You too? See how you align with And Then It Is Winter (Ward Tanneberg).

You’re probably old enough now to simply enjoy words as words for their own sake. If so, you’ll probably enjoy Grammar Girl. Or for more diversion, snoop around ToughtCo on some gloomy afternoon.

With Transfiguration just around the corner and the rest of your life ahead of you, maybe you would enjoy When God Says No by Dr. Kari Vo for Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Retired LEA devotion… Since this publication is especially for veteran educators, perhaps you would enjoy access to a retired LEA devotion. See “The Way to Live” from 2006.


February 28, 2019

 

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