The Senior Adult Ministry at First Woodway is a vibrant, active community of believers and we welcome you to join in!

What’s Happening Now

Senior Adult Game Day | Thursday, December 5
Come join the fun the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in The Venue! Please bring a table game and a snack to share.

Prestonwood Christmas Pageant | Saturday, December 7 at 2:30 pm
Senior adults, you are invited to join others on a trip to Dallas to see the Prestonwood Christmas Pageant. We will travel by charter bus to the pageant, enjoy a delicious buffet meal, and see the 2:30 pm afternoon performance. Cost: $100.00 all-inclusive. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL.

GoodTimers | December 10 at 6:00 pm 
Senior Adults, we hope you will join us for GoodTimers, which happens the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center. Cost is $4 for the meal, and you bring a side dish or dessert.

Sunday Evening Worship Schedule for December | 5:30 pm |  Choir Suite
Join your friends as we worship together in the Choir Suite each Sunday evening. Here are the upcoming services:
December 1 – Roy Marshall Preaching – “Ministry with Meaning” – 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
December 8 – Roy Marshall Preaching – “Treasure in Earthen Vessels” – 2 Corinthians 4:7-15
December 15 – Roy Marshall Preaching – “For a Joyful Christmas Enter Here” – Luke 2:8-20
December 22 and 29 – No Sunday Evening Worship

Winter 50+ Adult Day at Latham Springs Camp and Retreat | January 9, 2020
The Senior Adult 50+ Day Retreat to Latham Springs is scheduled for January 9, 2020 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Registration is 8:30 with the program beginning at 9:00 and concluding at 3:00 pm. The cost is $8.00. If you are interested in going, please contact Tracy (254-772-9696) at the church office to make your reservation. The church will provide transportation if we have enough interested in going. The reservation deadline is Friday, January 3.

Senior Adult Trip – Noah’s Ark & Creation Museum  | May 13 – 18, 2020 
We have about 10 spaces left on this trip to Kentucky. Enjoy this 5 nights and 6 days Kentucky Bluegrass Tour with your fellow travelers. Included in the price are tours of Noah’s Ark, Creation Museum, and Music Show at Renfro Valley, Shaker Village, and Kentucky Artisan Center.  Also included are 10 meals and 5 nights lodging. Cost: $898 pp (dbl occ). If you are interested in going, contact Roy Marshall at rmarshall@firstwoodway.org or call his phone at 254-717-0522. To make reservations, call M&M Tours & Cruises at 254-666-7887.

Senior Adult Trip – Highlight of Bavaria and Austria & Oberammergau Passion Play | September 22-30, 2020
This will be an exciting trip to Germany, Bavaria and Austria next year! Contact Roy Marshall for more details at rmarshall@firstwoodway.org or call his phone at 254-717-0522.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Weekly Events
Sunday Evening Worship, 5:30 pm, The Choir Suite
Seated Aerobics, 10:00 am every Tuesday and Thursday in MAC A200
Men’s Coffee Fellowship, 8:00 am every Tuesday at the Whataburger on Hewitt Drive

Monthly Events
Game Day – Join us the first Thursday of each month in The Venue. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share! No rsvp needed.
GoodTimers – This is a fellowship group which meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We enjoy a variety of programs and food.

Seniors Care Ministry
Contact: Lisa Smyers
The Care Ministry is here to assist in caring for our church family. We help with navigating health care services, in home contact and visits, retirement facility worship services, relief for care givers, in home food delivery on Wednesday evenings, rides to the doctor or for errands, and minor home needs.

Also service opportunities exist for volunteers to visit homebound, local nursing homes, those in local hospitals, and to assist with Bible studies and worship experiences both on and off campus of our local retirement centers and nursing homes. No matter your age, if you desire to serve our homebound and or our senior adult residents, we have a place for you.

Please contact Lisa Smyers at lsmyers@firstwoodway.org or call her at 254.772.9696 for learn about more ways to get involved or if you know of someone in need of this ministry.

God’s Toolbox
Contact: René Maciel
God’s Toolbox’s primary focus is to care for, share with, and serve others through home repair projects. They assist the elderly, people of low income, and the disabled, enabling them to live in warmth, safety and independence.

Our Second Family
Contact: Lisa Smyers
This ministry is for families with special needs loved ones as well as older adults who need help with day to day activities. Your talents and time will be just what someone in this ministry needs. You have the blessing of serving with a care team, using your unique gifts, getting training, and sharing and growing your faith.

Wednesday Night Saints
Contact:  Ken & Wanda Glaze  (or call 254.666.8276)
Each Wednesday night during the school year, 30-40 people receive a warm meal along with a hug and a prayer. These homebound families love the conversation time the most, just knowing someone cares about them. Call and see how you can spend one hour each week to help deliver a meal to someone who is hurting and alone.  Learn more about ways you can serve here.

Caregiving Ministry
Caregivers are special people, and First Woodway recognizes that caregivers also have special needs. While your needs are varied and we cannot meet all of these needs, we hope this website will be helpful to you. It is designed to make you aware of, and make available to you, resources that may be beneficial. Learn more about the Caregivers Ministry by clicking here.

Annual 55+ Banquet
This banquet – held in August each year – has grown from 200 in 2002 to over 450 in 2014. The banquet features a catered meal served by the deacons of our church, an outstanding variety program, and door prizes galore.

Day Trip Ministry
They trek to many places just for fun! These day trips include: 50+ Day at Latham Springs; the Texas hill country, Presidential Libraries in Dallas and College Station; Homestead Heritage, Christmas Celebration at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, A Day to Remember at FBC Lancaster, Hilltop University at ETBU, and the BLOR Christmas lights.

Senior Adult Life Groups

9:00 am

Room 203 – Lynda Taylor (Women)
Room 212 – Gaynor Yancy & Gloria Sadler (Women)
Room 211 – Don Harris & Tom Campbell (Men)

10:30 am

Room 203 – Chuck Saul
Room 225 – Jerry Walters

“Senior Moments”
This newsletter is the published monthly for senior adults at First Woodway and is available in the senior adult Sunday school classes, the welcome center or click here to view online.

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