Engage the mind, body, and spirit
Our mission in the Older Adults Ministry is to make and mature followers of Jesus Christ during the golden years.
Big Band Bash
Friday, May 20 | 5-8 pm | Youth Hall
Enjoy a wonderful meal, reminiscing, singing, and fellowship. The cost is $15 per person. RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling the church office by Sunday, May 15.
Bone Builders Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10 am | Loudon Hall
Bone Builders is a low-impact chair exercise program for those 55+. The class is free and open to everyone, so please invite your family and friends.
Spirit of Service (SOS)
Friday, May 13 | 10 am | Room A or Zoom
The program will be Tim Mitchell of Parker Street Ministry. The program will be followed by lunch (optional) at a cost of $8. Scholarships are available. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for lunch or for the Zoom link by Wednesday, May 11.
After May 13, regular SOS meetings will resume in October.
Parker Street Ministries Tour
Thursday, May 19 | 9:30 am
We will tour Parker Street Ministries followed by lunch there on May 19th and see firsthand what wonderful things they are doing. We will leave the church at 9:30AM or meet at Parker Street Ministries (719 N Massachusetts Ave.) at 9:45. Cost $12 for lunch. RSVP to email@example.com for lunch needed by May 15th. All ages welcomed.
Senior Group Day at the Rays
Thursday, June 9 | 11:00 am
Rays vs. St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game. Cost is $20 and includes your choice of a Rays blue visor, white visor or tote. Money due by May 23rd. We will leave the church at 11 am, and return after dinner at Cracker Barrel. Contact Sandie firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Third Saturday of the Month | 9:30 - 11:30 am | Youth Hall
Saturday, May 21
Saturday, June 18
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, August 20
Saturday, September 17
Saturday, October 15
Saturday, November 19
Bring your favorite breakfast item or snack and gather for a fun time of food, fellowship, and table games.
Programs and Studies
Spirit of Service meeting
Second Friday of the month at 10 AM
Room A or Zoom
Support Group led by Church Counselor Dr. Paul Suich
Mondays at 4 PM
Third Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM
The Gospel of Mark Bible Study
Wednesdays at 4 PM
Groups & Events
The Older (50+) Adult Ministry at First Presbyterian Church provides programs and activities that engage the mind, body, and spirit. We offer weekly Bible Study/Small Groups, monthly luncheons, fun fellowship opportunities, trips, and educational programs, as well as an annual Community Senior Adult Health & Resource Fair. We invite all to join in any of our events. You do not have to be a member to participate.
Spirit of Service (SOS) Program
These monthly programs are held on the second Friday of each month from October through May. These programs consist of a devotion, time for singing, special speaker/entertainment, fellowship, and lunch. Lunch is $8. RSVP for lunch by calling the church office at 863-686-7187 or emailing Sandie@fpclakeland.org by the Wednesday before the meeting. Please call the church office if you are in need of this transportation.
CLASSES LED BY PARISH COUNSELOR DR. PAUL SUICH
Everyone is invited to participate in these classes that cover a variety of topics from managing anxiety to dealing with loneliness to establishing healthy boundaries.
Game Day takes place the third Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Youth Hall. Participants are invited to bring a favorite snack or breakfast food to share and to join in fun fellowship and a variety of table games.
Monthly Day Trips
Trips are scheduled throughout the year and have included outings to museums, gardens, places of interest, plays, and sporting events.
Annual Big Trip
This is a fun three- to four-day trip offered each year. Previous trips have included St. Augustine, Fort Myers/Sarasota, Savannah, Pensacola, Charleston, and Nashville.
“Senior Prom” and Dinner
This evening is a fun time to get together before the summer to enjoy a nice meal, reminisce, and dance.
Health & Wellness & Educational Programs
Offerings cover a variety of subjects that address topics such as balance, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, identity theft, and more.
Community Senior Adult Health & Resource Fair
This annual community event takes place from 12-3 PM on the second Friday of March. The next event will take place on March 11, 2022.
Caroling to Homebound Members
Multigenerational groups go caroling in December to facilities and individual residences of homebound members of our congregation.
Participation in Home Instead’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” Program
Church members provide three gifts each to local seniors who would not otherwise have gifts for Christmas.