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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

2017_Prothro_group[1].jpg  •  EXPERIENCE friendship with others
  •  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.  

Click on the picture below to view a video inviting you to the 2018 Autumn Renewal at Prothro (Lake Texoma)                                                                                        Click here for Trippers tour on April 12, 2018:  Lunch at Lava Cantina followed by wine tasting at Eden Hills Vineyard, north of Celina.

Watch the video of the Untalent Show at the 2017 Autumn Renewal at Prothro.

  • Regular 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  Senior Adult Council     
           9:30  Game Time   
         10:30  Lecture Series
         11:45  Lunch ($2)
           1:00  Entertainment

    Book Club

    4th Thursdays, Sep-May, 7 pm, Ogden Fellowship Hall

    Bridge Club

    1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 1-3:30 pm, Bartula Family Life Center, Rom 1D/E

    Contact  Jennifer Rawlinson, 972.996.0146

    Monthly Game Day

    4th Mondays, 1-4 pm, Bartula Family Life Center, Room 1D/E

    Bridge, dominoes and more. Come to play, come for fellowship.

    Fit For Life

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-10 am, Bartula Family Life Center, Rom 1D/E

    Yoga Stretch

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11 am, Bartula Family Life Center, Rom 1D/E
  • Special Events
    Special Events


    Information and sign-up sheets are available at the Gathering each month. If a trip fills before you sign up, please sign up on the wait list as we usually have cancellations and space comes available before the event takes place.

    Fall Retreat "Catch the Spirit"

    Mon, Oct 15,  11 am - Wed, Oct 17, 2 pm, Prothro Conference Center at Lake Texoma

    Enjoy wonderful morning Bible Study with Bishop Max Whitfield, great music and worship each evening with Rev. Rodney Whitfield, good food, fellowship, free time to read, nap, enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Texoma, and fun activities planned by our awesome Prothro planning team. This is truly a time of refreshment and renewal for all who participate.

    Cost is $225 per person. Installment plans available. 

      •  At the Gathering beginning April 9;
      •  By contacting Betty Nickell at or 214.505.5535; or
      •  By filling out and returning registration form with payment.

    Click on the thumbnail for a flyer with more information.   

    There is NO online registration associated with this event.
  • 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.

  • Calendar
    Senior Adult Ministry Coming Up

Adult Ministry Staff

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