Senior Adult Ministry
UPCOMING EVENTS --- Belmont Senior Adults 2017
As a result of the necessity to cut BUMC’s 2017 program ministry budgets, some changes have been made to the 2017 schedule of activities and transportation costs for Belmont’s Senior Adults. Look for a REVISED schedule in the information racks in the church narthex and on the administrative wing, and carefully pay attention to announcements in the Upcoming Events email each Friday.
MARCH 16 The senior adult trip to Milky Way Farms in Pulaski has been postponed until September 12.
APRIL 14 Three (3) tickets are available for attending the Nashville symphony Coffee and Classics Series featuring “New American Classics” at the Schermerhorn Cymphony Center on Friday, April 14. Departure from Belmont UMC via church vehicle will be at 8:45 a.m., with pickup at Calvary UMC at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $23.00 ($18.00 ticket plus $5.00 transportation fee). Contact Jim and Starr Strickland at (615-391-4864) to reserve one or more of the remaining tickets.
APRIL 23 TPAC Broadway production of “Riverdance – International Irish Dance 20th Anniversary World Tour” SOLD OUT!
MAY 22 5th Monday Luncheon in Parker Hall at 11:00 a.m. Program: Shawn Knight, equity actor and professor of theater at Belmont University, presenting his one-man play “Lerner and Lowe – the Way We Were.” Pickup available at Calvary UMC at 10:15 a.m. Cost: $15.00 plus $2.00 transportation fee for Calvary pickup and return. Reservation deadline May 17.
Senior adult workday at Second Harvest Food Bank
On January 20, Belmont UMC's senior adults worked at Second Harvest Food Bank, where they sorted over 7600 lbs. of food - enough to provide 6000 meals! To view all of the photos, click here.
Photos by Patty Murphy
Senior adult holiday lunch
On December 15, Belmont UMC's senior adults celebrated Christmas with a trip to the Upper Room, lunch catered by Chef Gairdt and Chef Chris, and a hand bell concert performed by the Celebration Ringers. To view all of the photos, click here.
Photos by Patty Murphy
Fifth Monday Halloween party
On October 31, thirty Belmont UMC senior adults enjoyed a festive Halloween Party at the 5th Monday Lunch. Costumes, pumpkin and cookie decorating, word games, prizes, and pumpkin carols filled Parker Hall with the “spirit” of the season. A delicious autumn-themed lunch was prepared by Chef Gairdt. To view all of the photos, click here.
Photos by Patty Murphy and Jim and Starr Strickland.
Trip to Casa Azafran
On April 28, members visited Casa Azafran. Photo by Patty Murphy
Grateful Whispers event
Above: Starr Strickland, Rich DeLong, and Jim Strickland. Photo by Patty Murphy
God’s in control! Faith, hope, and love sustain us when change takes the “normal” out of our lives. That was the message of the “Grateful Whispers” event the evening of April 15. On Saturday, April 16, gentle movement, games, and “Life’s Little Recipe” emphasized the importance of keeping our bodies, minds, and spirits healthy as we get older. Brief comments on Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal concluded the weekend. This enriching experience was led by Rich DeLong, Executive Director of Station Exchange Senior Living Community in Richmond Hill, GA.
October 20-22, thirty-five Belmont UMC senior adults traveled through Kentucky. A four-hour visit to The Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist provided opportunities to participate in two prayer times, hike to beautiful statues, experience quiet time, and visit the gift shop. A two-night stay at Berea’s Historic Boone Tavern Inn included a guided tour of Berea College, visiting local craftsmen, and freedom to shop and rest. In Beverly, children’s gifts, box top and soup labels were delivered to Red Bird Mission (Institution of the Women’s Division of the UMC within the Red Bird Missionary Conference), where serving impoverished families is prime.
Gratitude to Calvary United Methodist Church - Belmont UMC’s senior adults are grateful to Calvary UMC for allowing those who participate in adventure activities to park in their parking lot and as a place for bus pick-ups. Participants will be given an identification card to place on the dashboard of their car when parking at Calvary UMC. For trips and adventures, an additional small fee will be charged to cover extra transportation costs. Senior adults are asked to indicate that they will be parking at Calvary UMC when signing-up for each event. For more information, contact Jim and Starr Strickland.