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 April 16, 2019
XYZ’s See Cabaret in May! Winner of 8 Tony awards, Cabaret, with a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.” It’s the early 1930s in Berlin, and life is changing. On the horizon is an ugly and dangerous threat, but that’s no concern for sensational Kit Kat Klub cabaret singer Sally Bowles, whose only goal in life is to have a good time. She soon finds herself living with a young writer, Cliff Bradshaw, visiting from America to work on a new novel. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically. (Adult language and situations)
WHERE: Playhouse on the Square
WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019
COST: $20 per person cost includes reserved seat and opening night reception
DEPARTURE: 6:45 p.m. from OLEC parking lot. (Be there by 6:30 p.m.) RESERVATIONS: Call Luci Cromer, 755-0803, Gretchen Blair, 755-0797, or Garnet Brenneman, 754-3711. You must make your reservation before paying.
DEADLINE FOR MONEY and RESERVATIONS: Wednesday, April 3
May Brown Bag Lunch Series! A lifelong Memphian, Dan Conaway is a communication strategist, freelance writer, and author. He has owned everything from ad agencies to creative boutiques and promoted everything from ducks in The Peabody to Grizzlies in the NBA and pandas at the zoo. Along the way, he has never lost his fascination or his frustration for his storied hometown, and he shares his passion for both equally in his columns and posts. His column, Memphasis, is published weekly in The Daily Memphian. Come hear some of his stories at the May Brown Bag Lunch Series, an adventure in learning sponsored by the Older Adult Council. TOPIC: “I’m a Memphian: Character References for a City”
SPEAKER: Dan Conaway, Author, Columnist, Consultant
WHERE: Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall
WHEN: May 3, 2019. Program starts at 11 AM; lunch is at Noon.
COST: FREE—the church will supply beverages.
RESERVATIONS: No reservations are needed. Just bring your sack lunch and enjoy the program and the fellowship. QUESTIONS? Call Luci Cromer, 755-0803, or Pat Smith, 758-6513. There will be a crossing guard on West Street to help with overflow parking.
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.