Senior Adult Ministry at FUMC serves the special needs of the member–nearing retirement or already retired–through a variety of activities, ranging from monthly luncheons, special Sunday school classes, and game nights. If you want further information about the ministries for our senior adults (50+), send an email message to SeniorAdults@fumcallen.org.
Bible Study/Sunday School
Sunday School classes meet every week at 8:15am, 9:30am, and 11:00am. These four small groups designed for the senior adult meet in different spaces and at different times on Sunday mornings.
8:15am Church Parlor
This early morning group studies the bible to gain an understanding of scripture, apply it to daily life, and live this application out in the world.
A lively group of senior adults grow together in Christ through Bible-based studies. They are regularly active in fellowship and service.
9:30am Ministry Center Room 5
A women-only group that meets for fellowship, encouragement, and to study God’s word and its practical application for daily living.
11:00am Upper Room Chapel
This group studies a variety of Bible-related topics to help them grow in their Christian faith.
This informal and dynamic class studies the Bible as it relates to life. Many members have adult children and grandchildren.
Social & Service Groups
eXtra Years of Zest (XYZ)
The XYZs meet every month during the school year for food, fellowship, support, and entertainment. This group is for senior adults nearing retirement or already retired. Luncheons are the third Thursday of each month from 11:30pm-1:00pm. Contact Ruth Swingle.
This group of retired men who meet over coffee and donuts every Wednesday at 10:00am, in the parlor, to discuss timely topics, hear an occasional speaker, share life experiences, reflect on wisdom gleaned from their past experiences, and discover where God is in their midst. Contact Don Synder, 214.546.6079.
ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out)
The ROMEOs invite all men seeking friendship and support through life’s changes to join them for breakfast each week at the breakfast buffet in the Hilton Garden Suites at Highway 75 (Central Expressway) and Bethany Drive at 8:00am. Contact Walt Smithwick, 469.585.9442.
Ruth Circle (Women in Missions/UMW)
Senior women come together at 10:00am on the second Wednesday of each month to enjoy programs, share food, pray for others, and support missions that touch the lives of girls and women. Contact Judy Smith, 817.914.5722
Senior Game Night
This group meets every second and fourth Saturdays at 6:30pm in the parlor for fun, Christian fellowship, and a variety of games, Mexican train in particular. Contact Bob Blackstone, 972.886.0484.