55+ Ministries


The 55+ Ministries strive to provide support to older adults of various ages through spiritual growth, service, fellowship and education, empowering them to continue in their faith journey and be actively involved at McFarlin United Methodist Church.


Join us for fellowship and great topics! Luncheons are the first Wednesday of each month, September through June with the exception of January. We meet in Fenn Hall at 10:30AM-1:00PM. The cost is $7 per person and RSVPs are requested by THURSDAY at noon prior to the Wednesday luncheon. Please arrive by 10:15AM to be seated. To reserve your spot, call the church office or Director of 55+ Ministries at 405.321.3484 ext. 108

Monthly Luncheon SCHEDULE

September 4, 2019 Come hear Joel Bramhall, director of education for the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Raised on a grain and livestock farm in southeast Nebraska, Joel learned firsthand the significance of sustaining the environment and protecting natural resources. Joel developed Garden Groundbreakers, an original experiential and interdisciplinary curriculum-enrichment program designed to encourage youth to become resilient stewards of nature.

October 2, 2019 Have you ever been scammed?? Join us a s Sergeant Jacob Hunt, Volunteer Coordinator for the Norman Police Department will be speaking on Senior Safety from Frauds and Scams.

November 6, 2019 Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land? Come hear Pastor Wendi Neal and Austin Leeviraphan share stories of there amazing trip to the Holy Land this past January!

December 4, 2019 Come start you holidays off with a fantastic Christmas program from our own McFarlin music department!

55+ Small Group | Mondays 10-11:30AM | Room 222
Join us on Mondays at 10AM starting September 9, 2019 as we return from Summer Break with N.T. Wright study on the book of Revelation. The book cost is $10.00. ContactDirector of 55+ Ministries if you are interested in attending, 405-321-3484, ext 108.

Widow/Widowers Ministry
Mcfarlin has recently begun a new ministry for our Widow/Widowers.   If you are looking to move beyond grief support and looking for fellowship, support and growth this is the group for you.  As part of this ministry we are initiating small groups  for fellowship.  If you are interested in being a part of a small group please contact Director of 55+ Ministries at 405-321–3484, ext. 108.

Upcoming Widow/Widowers Ministry Events:

  • October 25, 2019 – Game Night & Pot Luck Dinner | 6-8PM | Fenn Hall
  • February 1, 2020 – Coffee, Cake and Conversation | 10-11:30AM | Room 209

Devotions at Senior Living Centers
Several devotional groups are provided in local adult living facilities for those seeking spiritual growth. These small groups are led by Congregational Care Ministers, McFarlin staff and Lay Servant Leaders. For information on specific groups, please contact the Director of 55+ Ministries, 405-321–3484, ext. 108.

Local excursions and getaways scheduled September through June (except January). These are intended to provide fellowship and education. Check out our schedule through May 2019:

Monthly Trips SCHEDULE

Schedule coming soon!


Line Dancing
This group meets every Tuesday at 10:30a in room 320 for fun and exercise. Several times a month they travel off-site for performances in the local area. Please contact the Director of 55+ Ministries at 405-321–3484, ext. 108 if you are interested in participating.

Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)
A comprehensive evidence –based fitness program of low to moderate impact provided by UCO Center for Active Living & Learning.  Exercises are chosen to help you stay independent, active and prevent falls. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30PM in Fenn Hall.


55+ Ministries volunteers are a large part of the backbone to missions. We participate with the Food Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, Caring Ministry, School Partnership, United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women. Check back and watch for announcements regarding specific One Day Missions!
Click here for more information on Missions.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
This group meets for lunch the 3rd Wednesday of each month in room 209 at 11:30-1:30p. Quarterly, a guest speaker presents on related topics. Cost of lunch is $5.00. Please contact the Director of Senior Adult Ministries at 405-321–3484, ext. 108 if you are interested in participating.

Senior Adult Care Team (SACT)
This is a team of volunteers who make monthly contacts with constituents who reside in senior adult facilities or are homebound. By reaching out to our McFarlin family, we bring love, comfort and fellowship.Please contact the Director of 55+ Ministries at 405-321–3484, ext. 108 if you are interested in serving on this team.