Today older adults are living more active, more productive, longer lives. People in their 50’s and 60’s can expect to live 20-30+ more years. So you may be thinking “I am not a senior adult, these are my middle years.” And that is true. Whatever your age, our Senior Adult Ministry is for those who may be racking up the birthday candles, but are still young at heart!
We never out grow the need to connect, learn, worship and serve and in many ways your generation sets the example for the rest of the church to follow! You are vital to the life and legacy of FBC. For that reason we have many opportunities for older and senior adults to get involved in: Sunday School, Wednesday Night Suppers, Prayer Meeting and Bible study and lots of ways to serve!
There are also special events just for you to enjoy like Conferences and Concerts, BINGO and trips to the Cumberland County Playhouse and other outings!
Ongoing Senior Adult Programs
Sunday School: Sunday school meets from 9:30-10:20am. Enjoy Coffee, Conversation and Community in a small group setting perfect for growing your faith and fellowship. Sunday School has three goals: Connect, Teach and Care for people. Click here to learn more!
Wednesday Night Suppers: Wednesday nights from 5:00-6:00 in the fellowship hall we serve a delicious meal you are sure to enjoy and its a perfect way to connect with other family and friends. Click here for more information!
Prayer Meeting: Each Wednesday night at 6:00pm in the fellowship hall we go over the prayer needs of our church and community and spend time in prayer. We pray for our staff, programs events and mission partners. We pray for members in nursing homes and assisted living and those who are homebound. We also pray for our members who are sick or recovering. And from time to time world events and other local needs.
This time of prayer is important for the success and growth of our church and its mission in the world. Max Lucado wrote “Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One Who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.”
If you would like to receive a prayer sheet via email or have a prayer concern listed on our prayer sheet email Karen at email@example.com.
Wednesday Night Bible Study: This is a mid-week chance to connect with other adults and study the Bible. Come for supper at 5:00pm, then stick around for Prayer Meeting at 6:00pm. Then while your kids or students are in AWANA’s, CrossOver or Tribe or your spouse is in choir, take some time out for yourself and have your own small group Bible Study. There are two options to choose from. One study for older adults led by Dave Johnson and one study for younger adults led by Dana Wiggins. For more information just come by for Wednesday night Supper or contact karen at the church office firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-442-4544.
WMU: The Women’s Missionary Union (or WMU) was founded in 1888, WMU is a missions organization that has educated and involved generations upon generations in Christian missions. Our purpose—to challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. At WMU women pray for, support and engage in missions as well as support the work of the church and the denomination.
The WMU spearhead many missions efforts such as the Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong Mission Offerings, The Golden State Mission Offerings, Operation Christmas Child and other local mission needs.
We have two WMU groups that meet at FBC. The first group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00am. Another program for younger adults called “My Mondays” meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:00pm. To learn more about the national WMU organization click here.