Seniors Explore and Fellowship Together
First Christian Church has an active program for the young at heart. The program is directed by Martha and JR Simmons. Each month we meet together for a meal. It’s a great time of fellowship. filled with a delicious home cooked meal, good conversation and sometimes a game or program. An age limit is not set. Anyone can join in the fun and at most monthly meals we have a special guest or visitor. Some of the local law enforcement officers also join us for lunch each month.
This group also enjoys some day trips to places around the area. We include a lunch stop in the trip. Some of the places we have visited are Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, Fuji in Cookeville where we experienced their Hibachi Grill, Bread of Life Cafe in Liberty Kentucky and Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge.
This group loves to celebrate all the holidays, and the Fellowship Hall, where we meet, is always decorated to reflect the current holiday. At Christmas we enjoy a traditional feast and then have some Christmas themed games that leave us laughing. And at Easter you should see us hunting eggs! To kick off spring we have a fish fry.
Of course, during the summer we enjoy a meal from our gardens. During October we enjoy our annual bingo game and then at Thanksgiving, turkey and dressing is on the menu. Some months we have entertainers who sing or perform for us and other times we have a class that helps us learn something new about technology such as how to use an Echo Dot or a class to sharpen our skills in using the internet or Facebook. We also work with the youth group to help fill boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Whatever your age, you are welcome to join us for the monthly Senior activity. We would love to have you fellowship, eat, laugh, play and have fun with us as we serve God’s Kingdom and encourage each other.
Seniors enjoying a meal at Bread of Life Cafe – good food and fellowship
Jesus was, and is, our perfect example of compassion. Do you remember how He always had soft words of encouragement to those who were steeped in sin, but willing to listen to His instruction or genuinely seeking help?
Honesty! What a beautiful characteristic! We pray you will each cultivate honest words, honest actions, honest motivations.
“Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right” ….Proverbs 20:11
“You children are so blessed to have parents that make you work,” was our cheery commentary. Yes, you looked at your grandparents with a bit of doubt in your eyes and perhaps a tad of exasperation.
His flawless example of responsible behavior at a remarkably high price should motivate us to follow in His steps….not to Calvary….but to do our very best on His behalf no matter how difficult or undesirable the chore, no matter what the personal price.
I don’t remember if anyone ever really tried to tell me about contentment, but I certainly had to “feel” before I knew its worth.
Controlling your own desires and whims for the good of others is a wonderful quality.
I want to write to you first about LOVE because a goodly portion of it is required to make life sweet, and young people about to stretch into adulthood are usually quite interested in the subject, too.