Senior Adults

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There are a lot of exciting things going on for senior adults here at FBC! From our Sunday morning classes, to great fellowship and outreach events, there are many opportunities that will help you to connect with Christ, grow in Him, and reach out to others in your community.

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Bible Studies


9:30am Room A-1 Mike Jones - Genesis
9:30am Room A-5 Phil Comer - Matthew & Galatians
9:30am Room B-5 Ruby Parsley - James (women only)

Thursdays (not meeting in November and December)

9:30 am Room E201/202

Class is CANCELLED until further notice.
Check back in for updates.

Fellowship Opportunities

Our Senior Adult Ministry Committee puts together lots of wonderful events and activities each year. These events are a great opportunity for getting to know others better and connecting new people to the group. We encourage you to invite your friends! From potlucks to sightseeing trips, the FBC seniors know how to enjoy life! For more information contact Nita at .

Yosemite/Mariposa TripMariposa/Yosemite Spring Adventure
April 29-30

This two day journey will acquaint us with the scenic little town of Mariposa, one of the gateway communities to Yosemite National Park. On Tuesday, we will arrive in Mariposa about noon to enjoy lunch at one of several places close to our centrally located lodge. Following lunch, our bus driver will take us to two special venues on the edge of town. Returning in mid-afternoon, you may choose to shop, grab a coffee, visit the Mariposa History Museum, see the Courthouse (oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi) and/or just take a snooze. All of these places are within easy walking distance of your lodge. At 6pm we will enjoy a tasty hosted multi-course dinner.

After about a 75 minute bus ride on Wednesday, April 30, we will arrive in magnificent Yosemite National Park for an outdoor box lunch near Yosemite Falls, and visits several locations around the park including the famous and historic Ahwahnee Hotel (great gift shop!). After several hours of visiting this world treasure, we will depart for Elk Grove for our scenic return ride, arriving in Elk Grove around 6pm.

Visit the Encore Kiosk at FBC for an informational flyer with full details.

Outreach Opportunities

Visitation Ministry

Visitation Ministry is very rewarding and perhaps the most direct one-on-one ministry opportuinty in the body of Christ. Our hope is to love on those folks who are sometimes forgotten, like shut-ins, or those who could use an extra touch of care, like those who are hospitalized. We invite you to join our team.Participation is open to ALL AGES. By a simple half hour visit, you can bring good cheer, a word of hope and a touch of love to someone who needs that encouragement. To download the Visitation Volunteer form click here.

To learn more, contact Dolly Carl at 685-6528 or .

Kirchgater Breakfast Club and Lunch Club

Be a buddy to an elementary student. Once a month share breakfast or lunch and a fun activity with a child.
Breakfast Club flier click here
Lunch Club flier click here.

VIPS (Volunteers in Pastoral Service)

This is a new ministry of FBC, inaugurated on July 1, 2011, which creates a ministry role for a person who has been ordained, who has ministerial experience, who is a member of FBC, who is available to serve in a volunteer capacity, and who has completed the interview process and has been appointed to VIPS by Pastor Jason Whalen. Current appointees are: Dale Talley, Harry Gritzke, Stan Hagstrom and Ralph Silva. The “VIPS” ministry functions under the supervision of Pastor Charles Gaines and the umbrella of Encore ministries, however, it is not limited in its ministry scope to only Encore ministries. VIPS are here to assist all departments of the church. Some areas of ministry that our current VIPS are especially equipped to help with are: teaching, discipleship training, mentoring, prayer, visitation, pastoral outreach to shut-ins, counseling, peacemaking/reconciliation, missions, and small group leadership. If you have been ordained and have previously served in a church and would like to get more information on serving as a member of the VIPS ministry please contact Pastor Gaines x116 or Claudia Paige x100.

For more info on any of the above, please contact Pastor Chuck Gaines at ext. 116 or by emailing at .