Older Adults Ministry (OAM)

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.

Upcoming Events

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 sandie@fpclakeland.org 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 sandie@fpclakeland.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 sandie@fpclakeland.org 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 sandie@fpclakeland.org.

Game Day
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.

Join Us

Programs and Studies

Please contact sandie@fpclakeland.org for class information or Zoom link to any of the below.

spirit of service meeting on a computer call

Spirit of Service meeting

Second Friday of the month at 10 AM

Room A or Zoom

dr paul suich support group

Support Group led by Church Counselor Dr. Paul Suich

Mondays at 4 PM


older adult ministries

Game Day

Third Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM

Youth Hall

older woman speaking into microphone

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Game Day

    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.

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    Monthly Day Trips

    Trips are scheduled throughout the year and have included outings to museums, gardens, places of interest, plays, and sporting events.

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    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.

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    “Senior Prom” and Dinner

    This evening is a fun time to get together before the summer to enjoy a nice meal, reminisce, and dance.

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    Health & Wellness & Educational Programs

    Offerings cover a variety of subjects that address topics such as balance, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, identity theft, and more.

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    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.

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    Caroling to Homebound Members

    Multigenerational groups go caroling in December to facilities and individual residences of homebound members of our congregation.

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    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.

Who We Are

The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to make and mature disciples for Jesus Christ.

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