Senior Adult 2018-02-21T15:27:19+00:00

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

Game Day | Thursday, February 22 | The Venue | 1:00 -4:00 pm
Bring a game and a snack to share!

Good Timers! | Tuesday, March 13 | Worship Center
Join us for potluck dinner, fellowship, encouragement, and entertainment. Mark Maynard will be our entertainment. Cost is $4 per person.

Game Day | Thursday, March 29 | The Venue | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Bring a game and a snack to share!

50 + Day at Latham Springs | Thursday, April 5 
The bus will leave the south parking lot at 8:00 am. The cost is $8.

Hilltop U: Senior Adult Conference at ETBU | May 30-June 1 
For more information about Hilltop University or to register online, please click here. The cost is $209 after February 15—this includes transportation, lodging and the conference fee.

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 last Thursday of each month at The Venue, 110 Ritchie Road. Bring a favorite game and a snack to share! No rsvp needed.
Good Timers! – 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: Charlie Dodd
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 Charlie Dodd at cdodd@firstwoodway.org or call him 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: Doris King
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.

Mowing for the Maker
Contact: Doris King
Mowing for the Maker provides basic lawn care services for those in our community who are physically unable to maintain their yards and cannot afford to hire help to keep their yards from becoming overgrown. People of all ages and abilities can serve with this ministry, from lawn care teams to ministry liaisons who sit and visit with the families while the mowing crew works. Contact Doris King at dking@firstwoodway.org if you are in need of this ministry. Learn more about ways you can serve here.

Our Second Family
Contact: Charlie Dodd
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 (Thursday, April 5); 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 (May 30-June 1), and the BLOR Christmas lights.

Mission Trips
The senior adults have traveled to Morocco, Turkey, Colorado, Kentucky, and New Mexico on mission trips. Click here to check out a current list of mission trips going on now.

“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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Have Questions? Click Here to Connect with Charlie Dodd, the Care Ministry Pastor

Join us for Sunday Services at 9:00 and 10:30 am

101 Ritchie Road | Waco TX 76712

Phone: 254.772.9696