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
• 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.
Read the current Gazette Newsletter for news of upcoming opportunities and reports of recent events.
The Gathering 2nd Mondays, 9:30 am - 2 pm, Ministry Center
This monthly hub of FUMCR Senior Adult Ministry is planned by the Senior Adult Council.
9:30 Game Time • 10:30 Lecture • 11:45 Lunch ($2) • 1:00 Entertainment
Disciple 1 Bible Study
Thursdays, 3 - 4:30 pm, Room 203
Oct 10, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14; Jan 9, 16, 23; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6
Cost: $13 for Study Guide
Facilitated by Dr. Dan Flanagan, Disciple 1 is designed to guide you through private study and preparation for weekly group meetings. Daily scripture readings and lessons in the study guide will prepare you for the meetings. These practices will help you to establish a disciplined pattern of daily reading, writing, study, reflection and prayer. This class is for adults 55+.
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.
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
Monthly Game Day 4th Mondays, 1-4 pm, Bartula Family Life Center, Room 1D/E
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
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.
Register by contacting Betty Nickell at or 214.505.5535.
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 www.firstrichardsonhelpers.org
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
• Shower stools
• Tub transfer benches
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.
Skratch - teen work simplified
1. Visit the App Store (coming soon to Google Play) to download and register for Skratch as a teen (age 14-19) or sponsor (age 20+).
2. Update your profile.
3. Go to My Groups and select First United Methodist Church Richardson. Teens must be active FUMCR youth. Sponsors must be members of the FUMCR congregation.
4. Sponsors post gigs.
5. Teens accept gigs based on location, interests, and skills.
6. Once the gig is complete, both users get to rate the experience, and the teen is paid through the app within 2-3 business days.
Skratch will donate a portion of the proceeds from every gig back to FUMCR youth missions.
Senior Adult Ministry This Week