The purpose of the Senior Adult Ministry is to create, encourage and sustain within our church family and the community at large a warm spirit of caring, appreciation and nurture for persons who are retired. We do this through planned social activities, Bible studies, care ministries and outreach opportunities. For more information on any of these ministries, write to Craig Koskela or phone 533-2092, ext. 2028, unless specified otherwise.
Senior Adult Bible Study
The monthly senior adult Bible study and luncheon offer an opportunity for fellowship around God’s Word and through worship using some familiar hymns. The Bible study meets the first Wednesday of each month from September through June at 10:45 a.m. in the auditorium, followed by lunch at noon. If you haven’t attended before and would like to sign up, call Jo Albrite, 533-7329.
JOY (Just Older Youth) Choir
The JOY choir meets regularly for rehearsals and performs at nearby retirement facilities in the spring and fall. We’re not looking for “great voices,” but voices who desire to “make a joyful noise” for the Lord. For more information, call Jo Albrite, 533-7329.
Our church Visitation Team visits members, friends and families of our congregation who are struggling with various situations. Our goal is to bring encouragement through prayer, Scripture reading and sharing truth about God’s salvation. We also offer helpful resources such as cards, books, tracts and pamphlets. It is our hope that people thus ministered to will experience the church as a caring community. Visits are made to hospitals, prisons, retirement and nursing homes and private homes where there are personal crises such as bereavement, loss of work or loss of health. If you would like a visit or know of someone who may benefit from a visit, call the church office at 533-4848 or Pastor Omar Zook, pastor for Care Ministries, at 533-2092, ext. 2010.
‘Sweat and Sweet’ Event
Each spring, members of our congregation volunteer to provide a chore (“sweat”) and a treat (“sweet”) for widows and widowers, as well as older single adults. The purpose of this event is to provide help around the house for those who need it, as well as to encourage connections between people of various ages. Watch the bulletin for an announcement about the event.
Senior Adult Council
This team of lay people is involved in the development of the Senior Adult Ministry and the planning of activities. The council seeks to uphold the principle that this ministry is to be “for” seniors and carried out “by” seniors. Contact Pastor Omar Zook, pastor for Care Ministries, 533-2092, ext. 2010, if you have suggestions for the council.
We believe strongly that senior adults have much to contribute to the body of believers at our church, as well as in the community. Therefore, volunteerism is encouraged in all aspects of the church. Opportunities to get involved within the Visitation and Senior Adult Ministry include visiting nursing homes, hospitals and shut-ins; writing notes of encouragement; participating in the Senior Adult Council; leading Bible studies; and helping to organize seminars geared toward the senior adult population. Contact Evie Zook, director of next steps, 533-2092, ext. 2034, to learn about opportunities to serve.