The Senior Adult Ministry strives 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 FRIDAY at noon prior to the Wednesday luncheon. Please arrive by 10:15AM to be seated. To reserve your spot, call the church office or Missy Louy 405.321.3484 ext. 108 or email email@example.com
Monthly Luncheon SCHEDULE
November 7th (Luncheon) – Do you like history and Mark Twain? Come enjoy a conversation with Mark Twain by Dan Snell, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Oklahoma.
December 5th (Luncheon) – McFarlin’s music department will provide us with a beautiful Christmas program.
No January Luncheon or Trip
February 6th (Luncheon) – Please join us for motivational speaker Kathy Roberts. She will share her story of recovery and faith from a severe illness.
March 6th (Luncheon) – When Radio Was…… join us for some Old Time Radio comedy presented by the “Second Stage Players” Old Time Radio group!
April 3rd (Luncheon) – Eye Ball 101 presented by Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative. You will learn about symptoms and treatment options of four main medical conditions which affect eyesight among older adults.
May 1st (Luncheon) – Mystery Speaker
Senior Adult Small Group
Join us August 20 at 10:00AM as we return from Summer break with Beth Moore’s Study of Esther. This is a 9 week study, the combined book/study guide cost is $10.00. Please contact Missy Louy, Director of Senior Adult Ministries if you are interested. 405-321-3484 ext. 108.
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 Missy Louy, Director of Senior Adult Ministries.
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
October 18 – Join us as we tour Norman’s Holy Ascension Orthodox Christian Church and Norman Mosque along with lunch. Time: 9:30AM – 3:30PM; Cost: lunch.
November 8 – You may have noticed that the OU Norman campus has changed over the years. Join us as we tour Residential Colleges, Bizzell Memorial Library and Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium Switzer Center Lobby with trophies/championship rings along with lunch. Time: 9:30AM – 1:30PM; Cost: lunch.
December (date TBD) – Christmas Musical/Program. Details & cost TBD
No January Luncheon or Trip
February 21– National Weather Center (NWC) tour. Our tour of the NWC will include visits to the McCasland Family Observation Deck, School of Meteorology, the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, the NWS Norman Weather Forecast Office, the National Severe Storm Laboratory. Tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. Time: 9:30AM – 1:30PM; Cost: lunch.
March (date TDB) – Whodunit Dinner Theater, OKC. Details and cost TBD.
April 18 – We will visit the Pioneer Women Mercantile along with the Immaculate Conception Church “Cathedral of the Osage”. Details & cost TDB.
May (date TBD) – Oklahoma City Museum of Art & lunch. Details & cost TBD.
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 Missy Louy, 405-321–3484 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 beginning August 27.
Activities scheduled on varying Saturdays throughout the year (excluding Dec). Activities will focus on spiritual growth opportunities and encompass varying fitness levels. Participants will caravan to various sites from the McFarlinUMC parking lot the day of the event. Please remember to bring appropriate supplies based on the activity. Suggestions include: water, snacks, hats, sunscreen and rain jackets. Wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate layers of clothing.
Senior Adventurers SCHEDULE
October 13th – McFarlin Alzheimer’s Care Giver Support group also known as the McFarlin Fireflies will be Walking to End Alzheimer’s 10/13/18. We invite you to join the McFarlin Fireflies in the fight to END ALZHEIMER’S by joining us in our walk. As a team, we can be an unstoppable force against the nation’s sixth leading cause of death!
Register with the McFarlin Fireflies team or donate by visiting http:// act.alz.org
Senior Adult Ministry 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.
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 Missy Louy, 405-321–3484 or email@example.com if you are interested in serving on this team.