About Rev. Rebecca S. King

Having served as pastor at Community UCC in Fort Seneca, Ohio for three and a half years, Rev. Becky King currently serves as the chaplain at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio and as the dean of chaplains at United Church Homes.

Recent Blog Posts

Advent Series – Peace

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  December 12, 2019

Got Peace? What Brings Older Adults Peace — A Conversation Peace. Throughout the Advent season, as our journey brings us closer to Christmas Eve, many Christian churches..

Thanksgiving: Shining Light and Gratitude on Communities Who Care for Their Older Adults

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  November 21, 2019

Love Thy Neighbor: A True Story There once was an older adult who lived alone. He was not married and never had any children. His extended family did not live close by..

Staying Connected: Older Adults and the Use of Social Media

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  September 12, 2019

MY MOM’S STORY My mom was born in Ohio but moved to Indiana the summer before her third-grade year commenced. In their community in Indiana, my grandparents maintained..

LISTEN UP: Hearing What Matters Most to Our Care As We Age

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  July 08, 2019

AGE FRIENDLY The population of the United States is aging. A 2017 study found that “within just a couple decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for..

Hope as a Journey

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  June 13, 2019

Assessing for Hope As a chaplain working with older adults in long-term care, part of my call is to complete spiritual assessments with residents. In obtaining their..

Small Groups: Big Connections

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  May 16, 2019

Connecting Through Small Groups: A Story Last week, at the continuing care retirement community where I serve, the speaker for our senior class group that day called two..

Love: How Music Brings Abundant Life in Community

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  March 21, 2019

Connection I serve a community where music is valued as one way to connect with others. Through our Music & Memory program, several residents have an iPod personalized..

Narrative Gerontology and the Importance of Storytelling

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  January 31, 2019

The Importance of Storytelling and Story Listening I was saddened by the recent death of poet Mary Oliver. In the wake of her death, I spent time reading various pieces..

Finding One's Voice through Singing: A Story of Love

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  December 13, 2018

Advent: Love During worship at United Church Homes' Fairhaven Community, we light a candle each week in Advent as we travel the four Sundays to Christmas Eve. Each..