Senior Adult Ministry
The Senior Adult Ministry program is a vital part of our church with new and expanding opportunities for involvement.
This growing ministry provides Christ-centered activities addressing the spiritual, social, physical and educational needs of men and women in the “second half of life.” This rapidly growing segment of our church family includes retirees, grandparents, people with adult children, couples, singles and widows/widowers, all of whom desire to be productive servants of Christ.
The Senior Adult Ministry program includes classes, studies, trips, luncheons, dinners, socials and volunteer activities. All activities provide opportunities for Christian fellowship.
Select the current newsletter from The Senior Point on the right to see our calendar of events for the month.
Sunday School Classes
Believers meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Jones Library. This large class is presented in a lecture style. The first Sunday of each month, coffee and light treats are served.
Common Ground is a Sunday School group for singles of all ages that meets at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in room D211. This is an interactive class that utilizes rotating teachers and periodic DVD studies. This class also finds many opportunities to gather in the community and serve through missions.
Crossroads meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in room D209. Class is conducted in a discussion setting, and members meet monthly outside of class for dinner.
The Friendship Class
The Friendship class meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Aldersgate Hall for coffee and fellowship. This class utilizes both formal series curriculum and informal Bible study from books of notable authors. This class provides fun and fellowship for its members with field trips, monthly Game Nights, and annual Ice Cream Socials, Missions Dinners and Christmas Parties.
Good News meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in room B210. This large class consists of lecture and discussion and meets for class socials and dinner groups.
Lamplighters is a class for ages 55 and over and that meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in room D205. It consists of in-depth open discussion, and members meet regularly outside of class for dinner and fellowship.
Perspectives meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in room D208. This large class is discussion style and meets bimonthly for socials.
Promises of the Messiah
Promises of the Messiah meets at 9:30 a.m. in room D210. This class is comprised of Bible-based studies and discussion with class member teachers who are also volunteers.
ElderRide assists those who are unable to drive with a ride to doctor's appointments. Volunteer drivers are appreciated. For more information please contact Diane Jones or call 281.419.8221.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is an outreach program for adults who have early to moderate Alzheimer's or dementia. It meets the first Monday of the month. For more information contact Nancy Williams at 281.681.8207 or Connie Norton at 281.292.3875.
Shepherd Care is a ministry for our members who are in local nursing homes, senior adult residences and private residences. Shepherds check on their Lambs three times a month. They also deliver bimonthly Upper Room devotionals and administer Holy Communion when it is requested, and we take flowers to shut-ins during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Contact Senior Adult Ministries or call 281.297.5935 for more information.
The Goldenaires Choir
The Goldenaries Choir is a group of folks who like singing together and providing music for various functions such as Prime Timers, funerals and visits to senior facilities. Rehearsals are each Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Music Suite, except during performance seasons. There is no need to audition. For more information or to get involved, contact John Tidmore at 281.297.5961.
For the Love of Piano Music
This group meets one Monday each month to enjoy piano and various other types of music. Snacks are served.
Members of this group enjoy monthly luncheons held at 11:15 a.m. in Wesley Hall on the first Wednesday of each month. Prior to the luncheon and program, games are enjoyed by those who wish to participate at 9:30 a.m. Programs are presented with outside speakers who are spiritual, civic, educational and cultural leaders from within and outside of our community and church. In addition to the monthly luncheons, Prime Timers regularly offer day trips at minimal costs. Occasionally, overnight trips are planned.
An Afternoon at the Movies
The last Friday of each month, a group enjoys a movie shown on the big screen in the large choir rehearsal room. Snacks are served.
The second Tuesday of each month, our seniors meet at a local restaurant for fellowship and lively conversation. These are very informal gatherings and are “dutch treat.”
Prayer Shawl Group
This group meets quarterly at 2:00 p.m. in room D205 to create and make prayer shawls and afghans for people who are ill, have suffered a loss, or are in the midst of a life crisis. Experience is not necessary.
Peggy’s Book Club
Each month, on the third Tuesday, this group meets in Aldersgate Hall with a bag lunch for lively discussions on a pre-selected book. Book selections are varied and range from very serious and thought-provoking to light and entertaining. Contact Lois Ramey at 936.856.7063 for more information.
This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month to work on quilts and other projects for the homebound. Several times per year the group meets for a luncheon. For more information, contact Joyce Nesmith at 281.367.5519 or Lela Smith at 936.273.2545.
This group meets in Aldersgate Hall 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.on Tuesday and Fridays. MoveFree training programs are 50-minute sessions designed to accommodate any fitness level — whether it’s your first time working out or you’ve been exercising for years. There is no charge. Please wear comfortable clothing.