About Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging

Rev. Beth Long-Higgins is the VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging with United Church Homes. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, musician, amateur birder and fiber artist. Travel with her spouse, Dave, to visit their adult children and beyond brings her great joy.

Recent Blog Posts

Changing Traditions

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday for our family. This is in part because of the food. I do love my turkey, mashed potatoes and dressing followed by a good..

Citizenship & Civility

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  October 20, 2022

Our understanding of what it means to be a citizen is formed by many factors. Family can help influence how a person sees their relationship with their country. So can..

The Decade to Come

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  October 06, 2022

“This experience cannot be as significant for people who are in their 20’s as it is for me.” This was the statement of a classmate during a small group conversation in..

Seeing Technology Choices

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  September 08, 2022

Technology—there are days when we can’t live with it. But neither can we live without it. For most of us, there are likely to be twinges of feelings of frustration and..

Building Community

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  August 04, 2022

In the words of Brene Brown, we are wired for connection. As human beings, even those of us who understand ourselves as being introverts, need connections with others in..

Take A Stand

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  June 09, 2022

This is the first blog in a series around the theme of “Here I Stand”. Knowing that rulings from the Supreme Court would be coming in the month of June and in response..

Recognizing the Holy

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  April 28, 2022

In this season of Easter—yes, it is a season, not just one day—there are many stories which detail the ways in which the early disciples and followers of Jesus made..

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  March 24, 2022

When I arrived in church on February 27 there was a large vase of sunflowers in the front of the sanctuary. I took note of them and wondered, why sunflowers in winter?..

Music Memories

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  February 03, 2022

My great grandmother would come to visit and stay for a couple of weeks each year. Together with my mother they would play piano duets in the evening after I had been..