Senior Adults



AWOL - A Work of Love
AWOL, or "A Work Of Love," is First Baptist Church's ministry for people aged 55 and older. AWOL meets needs and interesst through information and fellowship, and our experienced volunteers fill many positions and responsibilities throughout the church. AWOL also offers a wide range of special services including a monthly social luncheon and organizes opportunities to reach out into the community through Christmas projects serving the needy, working with homeless veterans, and more. Our members contribute to each other and all of the church from an abundance of talent, leadership, experience, and wisdom.

 

 

 

Weekly
 

Sunday Mornings
Worship is at 10:45am, and Small Group Bible Study is at 9:30. Adult 5 and 6 classes meet for Opening Assembly in Rushing Hall in the Arnold Ministry Center.

 

                Adult 3 & 4      
    Intergenerational John Bevil Great Room     Bible In-Depth
    Family Class Stan Kay CLC 227     The Gospel Project
    Adults (all ages) Ron de Craen CLC 230     Bible In-Depth
    Ladies (all ages) Dora Hightower Cry Room     The Gospel Project
    Mature Adults Gib Watt AMC 117     Bible In-Depth
    Couples Jim Fielder Library     Bible In-Depth
         
  Adult 5 (55+)      
    Mature Adults John Hardy CLC 124     Bible In-Depth
         
  Adult 6 (60+)*   *Begin in Rushing Hall at 9:30
    Victory Class Cecil Toon AMC 115     Explore the Bible
    Faith Class (Ladies) Cindy Wells AMC 122     Explore the Bible
    Pacesetters Tom Wideman AMC 116     Explore the Bible
    Rejoice Class Bob Norris AMC 120     Explore the Bible

 

 

SonShine Singers - Tuesday Mornings (Sept - May)
Our Senior Adult Choir, the SonShine Singers, is a large group of people who love to sing the Lord's praises. We have had the opportunity to do so at several Senior Adult Conferences, including Glorietta (New Mexico), and in Belton and Palacios (Texas). We practice Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 in Rushing Hall and would love for you to join us, no matter your level of experience, in singing God's praises with joy and love!


Senior Adult Handchimes - Tuesdays (Sept - May)
Join us for practice each Tuesday from 11:15 to 12:00 in Rushing Hall. For more information, contact Tom Wideman.



Silver Star Puppets - Tuesdays (Sept - May)
Our Senior Adult Puppet Team, the Silver Star Puppets, performs at schools, nursing homes, churches, and in the town square at Wassailfest every December. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30pm in Rushing Hall.



Senior Adult Wind Orchestra - Wednesdays (Sept - May)
Musicians, remember how much fun you had playing in band or orchestra? Come enjoy that fun again with this small group. We hope to add strings in the future. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00am in Rushing Hall.


 

Monthly

 

A.W.O.L. Social Luncheon (September - May)
Next: January 16, 2020
We have a social luncheon for all senior adults once a month, usually the third Thursday of the month at noon in Rushing Hall. We offer all sorts of neat programs including local performers, missionaries, informational presentations for seniors, and much more. We've also had themed luncheons, catered Christmas banquets, and luncheons including all the senior adults from the entire Baptist Association. The Sunday school classes of FBC typically provide the potluck (with lots of desserts, including sugar free!), and there is no charge, except for the catered Christmas and Valentine's Banquet each year.*
* The Christmas and Valentine's Banquets are catered events, and tickets are typically $5 and go on sale 2-3 weeks before the banquet.


42 Tournament

Monthly domino tournament. 42 is a domino game that is played like a card game using dominoes with a twist. You will enjoy a good game and fellowship. Tournaments are typically every fourth Friday of each month, with a few exceptions, from 5:30-9:00pm in Rushing Hall.


Senior Adult Men's Breakfast (September - May)
Next: January 9, 2020
First Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:30 am in the 
Gym.
Join us for a hot and hearty breakfast, fellowship, and testimonies of how God is working. We'll be serving biscuits, gravy, sausage, and eggs, along with juice and coffee.


 

Special Events

SBTC 55+ Adults Ministry Training
March 5, 2020
10:00am-2:00pm in Rushing Hall
$15, includes lunch

For all church staff and lay leadership who work with 55+ aged adults.
Seniors and boomers are one of the fastest-growing segments in our society. Your community is full of unreached seniors. Join us in discovering and discussing solutions to help churches prepare for the growing tide of retiring Boomers. 
REGISTER HERE before March 3, 2020.



Senior Adult Retreat
March 23-25, 2020

For three days every spring (usually late March or early April) the senior adults head to Alto Frio Baptist Encampment near Leaky, TX. Special guest preacher, intimate worship, beautiful scenery, lots of games, delicious food...you won't want to miss it!


Missions
We have several mission projects throughout the year, including (but not limited to) working with homeless veterans in San Antonio, helping several families throughout the year (especially around the holidays), and helping take care of our church home as well. We work hard having fun and have fun working hard. It always feels like we are more blessed by the experience than those we are serving! So keep your eye on the church calendar, and keep your ears open in Sunday school to hear about our next projects!



 

 

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