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Adult Ministry

Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Senior Adult Ministry

EXPERIENCE friendship with others, 60 and older  •  GROW in your relationship to God  •  SERVE others  •  SHARE the benefit of the depth of your life experiences with the church and community

This ministry is always open. Friends and neighbors are welcome in our groups and programs anytime.

Autumn Renewal Retreat information is on the Outings tab.

  • Events
    Regular Events

    The Gathering

    The hub of FUMCR Senior Adult Ministry is this monthly gathering that includes games, lecture, lunch, and entertainment, all planned by the Senior Adult Council.

    2nd Mondays, 9:30 am - 2 pm, Coleman Family Hall, Worship & Arts Center

         9:15    Game Time 
         9:30    Senior Adult Council
         11:00  Lecture Series
         12:00  Lunch ($2)
         12:45  Entertainment 

    Book Club

    4th Thursdays, 7 pm, Ogden Fellowship Hall

    Bridge Club

    1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 1-3:30 pm, Bartula Family Life Center room 2B 

    Contact  Jennifer Rawlinson, 972.996.0146

    Monthly Game Day

    4th Mondays, 1-4 pm, Bartula Family Life Center room 2B

    Fit For Life

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-10 am, Ogden Fellowship Hall

    Yoga Stretch

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11 am, Ogden Fellowship Hall
  • Outings
    Trippers, Lunch Bunch, Retreats

    Information and sign-up sheets will be available at the Gathering. If a trip fills before you sign up, we encourage you to sign up on the “wait list” as we usually have cancellations and space available before the event takes place.


    Apr 25, 7:30 am - 5-6 pm  •  Mystery Bus Tour  •  $30 + lunch

    Autumn Renewal Retreat

    Oct 16-19  •  Prothro Center on Lake Texoma

    Three days of:
      •  fellowship with old and new friends
      •  fun, relaxation and the beauty of Lake Texoma in the fall
      •  spiritual renewal connecting us to a deeper relationship with God
      •  morning watch overlooking the lake with Rev. Becky Bruff
      •  morning Bible study Tuesday and Wednesday with Jonathan Bryant
      •  evening worship led by the music team and Rev. Joe Shafer

    $300 per person by check or credit card (layaway plans available)

    Flyer     Paper Registration Form     Online Registration

    We begin arriving at 3 pm on Monday afternoon. Orientation begins at 5 pm. Dinner and opening worship follow. We begin our mornings after breakfast with Morning Watch overlooking Lake Texoma. We then participate in Bible study on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings followed by free time and lunch. In the afternoon we have choices for activity or just sitting and relaxing. After dinner we go to worship followed by free time and game playing. We close our time together after breakfast on Thursday.

  • Resources

    Gazette Newsletter

    The monthly publication of FUMCR Senior Adult Ministry includes news of upcoming opportunities and reports of recent events.

    Handyman Service - First Richardson Helpers

    A faith- and community-based handyman program of seniors helping other seniors in the community with minor home maintenance and repairs, with a key focus on safety issues. 972-996-0160

    Medical Equipment Loan Program

    The following items are available for loan, free of charge for as long as they are needed, from FUMCR:
      •  Bed rails
      •  Bed-side commodes
      •  Crutches
      •  Shower stools
      •  Tub transfer benches
      •  Walkers
      •  Wheelchairs

    Call Howard Kennedy, 972.661.9088, to borrow one of these aids, or ask about other similar items.

    If you have medical equipment that you no longer need, please consider donating it to this program.

Adult Ministry Staff

Pavielle Jenkins
Director, Faith Formation
Rich Rindfuss
Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Men of Faith, School Partnerships
Julie Klossner
Pastor, Group Life, Access Modern Worship, Young Adult Ministry
Fred Trevino
Pastor, Senior Adult Ministry
Beth Smith
Director, Welcoming Ministries & Leadership Development
Karen Varner
Assistant Director, Leadership Development
Matt Walker
Leadership Development Associate
Jonathan (JB) Bryant
Welcoming Ministries Associate, Liaison to Men of Faith
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Formation, Missions, UMW
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults