Senior Adult Ministries exists to fulfill the following:
1. To worship our God and Savior Jesus Christ
2. To study the Bible together as a family of faith
3. To fellowship and pray for one another
4. To reach out and minister to our community
BIBLE STUDY AND WORSHIP
Connect Group classes meet each Sunday morning at 10:00 am. Emphasis is on worship, Bible study, fellowship, and prayer. Seniors can choose from several Connect Group classes, each of which is structured to teach the Word of God in a format that lends itself to discussion and learning in a friendly, nurturing atmosphere.
Sunday morning worship services are held at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Midpoint gatherings begin Wednesdays at 4:45 pm in our Fellowship Hall with an evening meal and Bible study. Meals are $5 per adult and $3 for a kid’s meal. Dinner reservations must be made through the Church Office at 822-1360 by noon on Wednesday each week. Standing reservations may be made.
See more about Connect Groups.
The Homebound Ministry Team is designed to reach and minister to seniors in our community that are unable to get out on their own. Ministry opportunities include driving seniors to Sunday services, doctor appointments, and short errands; visiting homebound members and praying for special concerns as they are shared.
Another outreach opportunity is the S.M.A.R.T (small maintenance and repair teams). S.M.A.R.T is a team of skilled workers who help with odd jobs and basic home maintenance. These ministries provide opportunity for seniors to use their God-given gifts and talents as they continue to be a vital part of the overall ministry of Shades Crest. If you would like to serve, or if you need some assistance from this team, please contact Mark Johnson.
THE MOUNTAINAIRES CHOIR
Membership in the Mountainaires Choir is open to all retired adults. In addition to singing for worship services and special events within the church, the Mountainaires Choir is actively involved in Music Ministry to area retirement and nursing homes, averaging 7-8 concerts per year. The Mountainaires meet on Thursday mornings at 10:30 from early September through mid-April.
LLL (Live Long and Love It) On the third Thursday of every month from August through June, Senior Adults meet for lunch (usually potluck) and a program. Programs vary from professional acts, entertaining presentations, comedy and choral presentations to programs highlighting the talents of our members. Reservations are not necessary; lunch begins at 11:30 am; programs conclude no later than 1:00 pm.
Mystery Luncheons: Throughout the year we schedule mystery luncheons. The mystery lunch costs approximately $10 and lasts from 11:30 to 2:00 pm. Departure and return times will be posted in The Spire newsletter.
Senior Adult Christmas Banquet: The Christmas Banquet is always one of the best attended events of the year. The cost is just $5. The church Food Director prepares the meal that is in turn served by the entire church staff. After the meal, a short program is enjoyed by all.
The Shades of Adventure Travel Team plans two trips per year, with one trip close to home that involves, at most, a one-night stay. The second trip planned is of a more extended nature and involves several days spent overnight. Each trip is extensively planned and publicized in The Spire newsletter.
If you need a ride to church or special events, please contact Mark Johnson.