The Fifty & Forward adults at First United Methodist Church are a diverse group. Our activities are designed to meet the needs and enrich the lives of the members of our church. The Fifty & Forward Council is responsible for the following programs.
The Wesley Wanderers are a group of Fifty & Forward adults who enjoy traveling, fellowship and learning about God’s world as they go. Trips vary in length from one day to five days.
Wilcox County | Camden Tour : Thursday, March 23, 2017
Once again we will travel to Wilcox County. We will visit Gee’s Bend, Black Belt Treasures, ride the ferry, have lunch a Gaines Ridge restaurant, enjoy a bus tour of Pine Apple and visit the Lou Harmon home. Come and be a part of this fun day. We will depart FUMC at 8:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m. The cost is $20.
Phantom of the Opera : Thursday, April 6, 2017
We will travel to the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center to see Phantom of the Opera. We will have lunch at Cantina Laredo an upscale Mexican restaurant near the civic center. We will depart FUMC at 9:15 a.m. and return at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $160 with lunch on your own.
A Southwest Adventure to Beautiful San Antonio, Texas : May 1-7, 2017
This amazing trip includes the famous River Walk, the Alamo, LBJ’s Hill Country and wonderful tours galore! Contact Nee Nee Webb to register for this trip.
To register for a trip contact Nee Nee Webb at email@example.com or 834-8990. You may make your payment online here or by a check, Attn. Nancy Belser. All day trips are open to FUMC members first for 10 days then guests may be added.
NURSING HOME BINGO
Once a month a group from First United Methodist Church leads Bingo games at South Haven Nursing Home. A large number of volunteers assist with this project.
50 & OVER EXERCISE GROUP
This groups meets in the gym on Tuesday and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. for low impact exercises.
GREETING CARD MINISTRY
Many volunteers send cards to senior adults who are in assisted living facilities, nursing homes or are confined to their homes. Cards are sent monthly and on birthdays as a reminder that the church is thinking of them.
Each Tuesday frozen casseroles prepared in the church kitchen are delivered by volunteers to members who have been discharged from the hospital during the week.
The “Terrific Tuesday” program is enjoyed by a large number of senior adults. This group consists of members and non-members who come together for a devotional and program followed by lunch each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
This organization of retired men meets for coffee, fellowship, and a program on Wednesday mornings from September to May.
Members who are unable to attend church services due to health conditions are visited by volunteers. Visits are made at least once a month.
HANDS OF THE SPIRIT
This is a ministry to help members of First United Methodist Church, who are not in a Sunday School class or other small group, in a time of crisis with transportation, meals, phone calls of encouragement, or other types of assistance as needed.
A list of local retirement, assisted living and nursing homes is available in the Fifty & Forward Office. This list includes helpful information related to services, cost and contact person for facilities listed.
BABY RECOGNITION SUNDAY
Fifty & Forward Council hosts and provides refreshments for this yearly event in January.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
• Hearing devices for church services in the sanctuary
• Large print Upper Room devotionals mailed to homebound and those in facilities upon request
• Equipment available for physical assistance
• Senior seminars on issues of importance
• Communion services at Caravita assisted living facility monthly
For more information please contact Nee Nee Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 834-8990.