My wife and I have a "made up" calling as the "Ward Single Adult Specialists". We are supposed to be of service to all single adults in our ward of any age. The young single adults have their own ward in our stake. This ward has been very successful for many years. We therefore work with the "Old Folks", and most of them are sisters.
Our present program has us teaching an Institute type class on the 1st and 3rd Mondays, and FHEs on the 2nd and 4th Mondays.
I have two questions: Could their needs be better met at the Stake level by creating a seperate Ward, just like the young single adult ward? It would provide a very large group of similar aged, similar circumstances, and similar problems. As much or more so than the young single adults. And if that is the case, and I feel it is, then how does one go about getting such a ward started?
Is there a church directive to keep this from happening? What are the problems?
Who knows, your input here could not only change our Stake it could change the Church!