Senior Adult Ministries is dedicated to creating, promoting and carrying out opportunities for fellowship through meaningful programs, activities and services by, with and for senior adults.
Programs and activities are designed primarily for the needs and interests of those 65 years and older, and are open to church members and community friends. Those involved in our programs call themselves “Mainstreamers,” as persons “living in the Mainstream of life.” For more information contact , Director of Senior Adults, at 713-402-5008.
RESERVATIONS FOR ANY OF OUR EVENTS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING THE RESERVATION LINE AT 713-402-5087.
Mainstreamer News - Senior Adult Ministries Newsletter - Mainstreamer News provides information and details about upcoming events, including registration information, and is mailed bi-monthly to all members and constituents 65 and older. If you would like to added to the mailing list, contact Adult Ministries at 713-402-5139. The newsletter is also available on the website.
Mainstreamer Day Program and Luncheon - Enjoy a time of fellowship and enrichment at these monthly meetings. Program topics vary, including subjects such as spiritual enrichment, community leadership, cultural or historical interests, medical or health care information, and musical or theatrical programs. Special programs include an indoor “picnic” in August and a special program honoring Veteran’s Day in November. After the program we share a buffet-style catered meal and conversation around the tables. There is a nominal charge for lunch and reservations are requested.
Mainstreamer Day Trips - Each month, except July, a group gathers to visit places in or nearby the city that are historically or culturally significant. Travel is by Precinct 4 bus or church bus, which leaves from St. Luke’s parking lot. Day Trips always include a stop for lunch. Cost for trips vary depending on the trip. Reservations are required and taken in the order received.
Gethsemane Silver Circle - A morning of games and conversation followed by lunch and celebration of birthdays in Canterbury Hall on the Gethsemane Campus.
Line Dancing - You will find this happy group gathering every Monday afternoon with instructor Bob Bedient to enjoy the social and exercise benefits of dancing. Cost is $30 for each 10-week session.
Bridge - This informal group that enjoys playing by Goren rules and talking while playing meets on Monday afternoons year around at the church. They welcome beginners or those who have not played in a while.
“Warm Your Heart” Service Projects - Senior Adult Ministries Mainstreamers partner with Interfaith Ministries Meal on Wheels program in periodic “Senior Helping Seniors” outreach projects.
Medical Equipment Lending - Senior Adult Ministries maintains a limited assortment of used medical equipment that is available, free of charge, for members of the congregation to use on a short-term basis. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, shower and tub chairs, and portable commodes. We also accept donations of these items that are in usable condition. Any items not suitable for lending are donated to other non-profit groups.
AARP Smart Driver Course - St. Luke’s hosts the AARP Smart Driver program for insurance reduction for persons 50 and older.The class is held on the third Monday of alternating months except July. Reservations are required.
Joys and Concerns - Our volunteers help keep in touch with the senior adults of our congregation by sending birthday cards to those 80 years and older.
Extended Travel - Occasionally Senior Adult Ministries sponsors group trips both in the US and abroad. These trips are open to all who enjoy group travel. For information about any upcoming trip plans, call Marlys Barry, 713-402-5008.
Retreats and Special Events - Both Senior Adult Ministries of St. Luke’s and the Fellowship of Older Adult Ministries of the Texas Conference sponsor periodic events of interest to older adults. These events include retreats and seminar luncheons focused on healthful living and spiritual enrichment. Details are published well in advance of each event.
Caregiver Conferences and Intensives - The Caregiver Conference is a twice-yearly event presented by St. Luke’s Senior Adult Ministries in partnership with Interfaith CarePartners. The conference is designed to give family caregivers information, resources and support for the difficult role of caring for an aging parent or spouse. Conferences are free and open to the public. Between conferences, one-time seminars may be presented on a single topic for the same audience, and are also free and open to all.