Our older adults simply refuse to act their age . . . and that’s good! There are endless opportunities for older adults to be involved with life at our church. Whether taking exercise classes at the Owings Life Enrichment Center, or going on a day trip with the XYZ’s, or enjoying dinner with our ladies group, Solos, you are bound to meet some nice people and enjoy fun and fellowship. We also offer a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series (September-May), which is an enrichment and educational program for adults age 55 and older.
Events are for everyone—singles and couples. Our activities are open to anyone age 55 and older regardless of church membership.
News & Events
Luci Cromer, 755-0803,
Our activities are open to all adults age 55 and older. Full event descriptions may be found in the Tidings.
Updated February 24, 2017
AARP Smart Driver™ Course! GUMC and AARP will present the “AARP Smart Driver™ Course” on March 16 & 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.The class will meet in Room 339 (Fellowship Forum classroom) in the Ministry Center, and the cost is $15 for AARP members ($20 for non-members) payable to AARP. Successful completion entitles participants to a discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years. Call Jan Cameron at 366-2772 to register. This class will be closed at 28 participants, so sign up soon. Please read your Tidings for a full description of this event.
March Brown Bag Lunch Series! James A. Cornfoot, Instructor of Music at Rhodes College, will talk about “The Music of Easter” and will play some music for us. This presentation will be Friday, March 3, in the Fellowship Hall. The program starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Bring your own sack lunch; the church will supply the beverages. Call Luci Cromer, 755-0803, for more information. No reservations are needed. There will be a crossing guard on West Street to help with overflow parking.
XYZs April Event! Join us for a private guided tour of Scent and Symbolism: Perfumed Objects and Images at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens and lunch at Jim’s Place Grille on Wednesday, April 12. We depart at 9 a.m. from the OLEC parking lot, and the cost is $20 for the tour, lunch, and transportation. Call Nancy Arnold, 754-6326, Gretchen Blair, 755-0797, or Luci Cromer, 755-0803, to make reservations and pay before Monday, March 13.
XYZ = Xtra Young and Zesty! Our activities are open to anyone age 55 or older. You do not have to be a church member to share in our fun and fellowship. For reservations, call Luci Cromer at 755-0803, Louise McGhee at 755-3463, or Gretchen Blair at 755-0797. Cost of reservations MUST be honored. No refunds can be given after the reservation deadline has passed.
Most activities depart from the OLEC (Owings Life Enrichment Center) parking lot, 2323 West Street and transportation is included in the cost unless otherwise specified. This series runs from September-May.
The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a monthly enrichment/educational program for adults age 55 and older. You do not have to be a church member to share in the fun and fellowship! Presentations are held in the Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m.- noon (with lunch following) on the first Fridays from September-May.
Participants bring a sack lunch and the church provides beverages. Enter the main entrance under the canopy on the west side of the building. There is no charge for these events, and no reservations are required. A crossing guard is available on West Street. This series runs from September-May.
Handy Helpers is a minor home repair and maintenance service that lends a helping hand to older adults who need assistance with small repair and maintenance jobs. Materials used are to be paid by the person receiving the service. To put in a job request, contact Handy Helpers Coordinators, George Milam, 752-1445, and Charles Waters, at 286-4823.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Room 240 (The Huddle)
The Friday Bridge Group meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room 242 for party bridge. No partners are needed. Bring a sack lunch. Contact Alma Pitner, 754-5127, for more information.