Adult and Senior Adult Ministries

Jacqui Horton

How do we minister to and through Senior Adults at First Presbyterian Church? First, we welcome and value your presence in our traditional Worship services. If you are yearning to learn and to serve we offer a variety of choices for meaningful participation during the “daylight hours”. Consider joining a committee to use your talents and voice your opinions and ideas to reach out to others. Remember, Moses and Aaron were in their eighties when they led the Israelites out of Egypt. Be assured that You are valued and welcomed at FPC!

A Sojourners group offers opportunities for fun and fellowship. Monthly lunches at different restaurants (usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00) foster conversation and laughter around the tables.

Adult Bible Study meets in person and via Zoom Thursdays at 3:00 from Fall to Spring. Adult Sunday school classes are offered after Labor day through Memorial Day at 9:45 a.m. in first floor rooms for easy access.

Day trips to museums or theatrical productions are scheduled in hopes of getting group rates. We’re hoping to sponsor longer, overnight trips soon through travel companies that cater to senior adults.

Our Congregational Care plans a Valentines luncheon every Feb. with special efforts to honor and bring homebound senior adults to Church for great food and entertainment.

Monthly seminars in conjunction with Senior Advocate of Hampton Roads engage seniors with information on topics about wills, home healthcare, Downsizing, Moving considerations when physical issues arise and much more…

Grief share Support groups meet on Thursdays from 10:30 – noon. 13 week programs are offered throughout the year when there is need and interest from within our Church and community. All denominations welcome to this faith based support group.

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We keep senior adults informed of Mission opportunities where their skills and physical capabilities are welcomed. Rise against hunger, preparing and packing meals for people with food insecurities are just a couple of projects where senior adults can be of service.

Prayer and card ministries enable meaningful acts of kindness for those sick or grieving. If you knit or crochet, consider joining our “Prayer Shawl” Ministry team that meets Wednesdays at 1:00.

Friends in Faith Class: Church Library, Room 210

This is a discussion-based class focused on discovering the relevancy of the Bible today. Biblical novices are welcomed and encouraged to participate! Contact Dawn Finguerra for more information.

Paul Walters Class: Room 145

This is an in-depth discussion group with weekly readings in advance. Contact Johnny Ellis for more information.

Journeys Class: Church Parlor

This class is a discussion class for adults of all ages and stages of life. Classes are led by the members and are based on a study book. Members are encouraged to read the chapter during the week before the lesson, but the discussions don’t require that. All lessons are designed to stand alone, so a member who misses a week can jump right back in. This fall, they will begin by studying “The God I Never Knew” by Robert Morris, which focuses on the Holy Spirit. Contact Ellen Nesbit for more information.

Faith Under 50ish Class: Room 144

This group gathers for Sunday school and social activities beyond Sunday morning. The class will dig into topics of faith that have applications for our day-to-day living. They will begin the fall where they left off in the spring: watching clips from the popular show The Chosen, which chronicles Jesus’ ministry, and comparing clips of the show with the Scripture it depicts and discussing the two. No homework is required to attend! Come as you are, ready to talk and discover together. Contact Dee Dee Carson for more information.


Men’s Breakfast


Presbyterian Women


Young Adult