Our Senior Adult Ministry is based on the Scripture "He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth much fruit" (Psalm 1:3). Our senior adults contribute much to the life of our church and community, and our Senior Adult Ministry offers a variety of avenues of ministry and service. We also offer special times of study, fellowship, travel and continuing education. Our ministry includes very active senior adults all the way to those who are now homebound. Senior adults are valued at First Baptist Church, as are their wisdom and experience.
Senior Adult Newsletter
Each month we publish a Senior Adult Newsletter which is mailed out to over seven hundred seniors in our church and community. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please call the Associate Pastor's Office at 903.831.6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Adult Trips
Our senior adults are active! We always offer a variety of trips ranging from one day adventures to more extensive trips all over the world. This year we will be doing several day trips as well as our major trip to the New England states this fall, October 10 - 20, 2016. In March, 2017, we will be taking a South American Cruise. For information on upcoming trips, call the Associate Pastor's Office at 903-831-6000, ext. 121.
There are many of our church members and friends who are no longer able to get out of their home or retirement facility. Our extensive Homebound Ministry extends the love of Jesus to these individuals by visiting our homebound church family. Currently, our Homebound Ministry is one of the largest in the Southern Baptist Convention! Including a host of volunteers, there are almost two hundred people enrolled. Every month, the Homebound Volunteers gather for a meeting and brunch. For more information or if you would like to volunteer for this ministry, call Mary Jo Essex at 903-838-9627.
There are various men's, women's and co-ed classes available on Sunday morning for senior adults of all ages.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Walk Away the Pounds 9 a.m. in the gym
Senior Adult Choir - 10:00-10:45 a.m. in the Choir Room (does not meet in the summer)
Senior Adult Bible Study - 11:00 a.m. in Room 182, followed by a delicious $3.00 lunch for senior adults and a great time of fellowship.
Ceramics - 1:00 p.m. in the Ceramics Trailer.
A group of senior adults gather in Room 172 on Wednesday mornings to help tab and label the weekly Generations church newsletter. Volunteers are welcome!
Scrapbooking - 1:30 p.m. in Room 173
Wednesday Evening Meal - 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Gym
Wednesday Night Service - 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium
Senior Adults Contact Info
Larry Sims, Associate Pastor
Kathy WRIGHT, Administrative AssistanT
Robin Thomas, Senior Adult Choir Director
Pat Nance, Activities Director
MARY JO ESSEX, HOMEBOUND MINISTRY DIRECTOR