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.

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)


"Encore Senior Bible Study" class will meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30am -10:30am in room E201-202  through November 20, 2014.   On Thursday  November 27, 2014 the class will be cancelled due to Thanksgiving and also the entire month of December. The Senior Bible Study class will start up again on January 8, 2015.

9:30 am Room E201/202

Ongoing until November 20 for Fall Classes

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

Encore Fall Banquet: "Whiter Than Snow"
Thursday, November 20,2014 | 6pm | Auditorium
Doors open at 5:30pm

Please join us for an evening of fun, fellowship and food. There will be great entertainment. The tickets are $14.00 can be purchased on Sunday at the Encore kiosk or the Church office during the week.

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