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Older Adults

KEYS (Keeping Everyone Young in Spirit) – Older Adults Ministry

Contact: Joe Moore (joem@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2726)

Meeting Times:

9:45-10:30 AM   Strength, Balance, & Stretch Exercises – FPC Student Center, 2nd floor
11:00 AM   Speaker Program and Lunch – Westminster Hall
1:00 PM   Bridge, Games, Social Time, Movies

KEYS Adults Fellowship is for members and friends of First Presbyterian Church who range in age from 50 years of age to 100-plus! We invite you to enrich your second half of life with us as we actively participate in First Presbyterian Church ministries, learn, enjoy fellowship, travel, and serve one another! The mission of KEYS is to provide Christian fellowship and programs for the enrichment of older adults at First Presbyterian Church.

KEYS meet every Friday morning at First Pres, September through June, to experience the abundant life of Christ through a variety of programs and services, including sharing, service, fun, fellowship and food. Participate in all or part of the day’s activities. Special events are held during the summer, along with “Strength, Balance & Stretch” exercise classes.

One of our goals is to ensure that others in the FPC family feel welcome at many of our events. KEYS seeks to foster the spiritual, intellectual and social activities of older members and to provide resources that enrich their lives. KEYS programs include opportunities for learning, fellowship, travel and service to others.

The main speaker program on Fridays begins at 11:00 AM and ends promptly at noon. Outstanding programs include: local history; book reviews; educational; legal issues; inspirational talks; musicals; community affairs; mission trips; financial planning; health issues; humor; movies; concerts; current events. Following the program, lunch is served ($8). KEYS publish a newsletter each month listing upcoming programs and special events.

Birthday lunches are the third Friday of each month and are held at various restaurants throughout the city area. Check our church bulletins and newsletter for dates, locations, and cost. Birthday honorees are our guests at these meetings, which are a time of fellowship and celebration. Reservations are essential for these gatherings, so contact our receptionist (receptionist@fpcsat.org / 210-226-0215) to secure your place.

Quarterly day trips: Traveling by luxury motor coach allows FPC members to tour sites of interest, such as the Painted Churches, the Bob Bullock and George H. Bush museums, Vanishing River Cruise, wildflower trips, UT Art Museum, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, LBJ Ranch, Early German Christmas, July 4th Patriotic Concert, King Ranch, Christmas in Brenham, Toyota Plant, governor’s mansion, Texas capitol, Salado Christmas Stroll and many local places of interest.

Rev. Dr. Joe Moore : Director of Missions and Older Adults

Rev. Dr. Joe Moore

Director of Missions and Older Adults

Email: joem@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2726
Stephanie Garcia : Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care and Older Adults

Stephanie Garcia

Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care and Older Adults

Email: stephanieg@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210.271.2753

The KEYS hold events every Friday throughout the year. The list of scheduled events is below. To RSVP for each event, please contact Stephanie Garcia (stephanieg@fpcsat.org) by the Monday prior to each event.

December Events

  • December 7th Midday Noels/Lunch/Elf Louise Wrapping Project 12:10 PM Join us for Midday Noels, with lunch following the performance. ($9 p/p) The Elf Louise gift wrapping project is a KEYS volunteer tradition! We’ll gather in the Mauze lobby and ride out in the vans to the wrapping location.  Sign up to participate by contacting Stephanieg@fpcsat.org or by calling 210-271-2753
  • December 8th Dinner at Casa Rio & Christmas Lights River-boat Tour 5:30 PM We have reserved the Veranda room overlooking the San Antonio River walk for dinner at Casa Rio. (5:00 PM) (River boat tour is full, dinning only available to join as of 12/7.) Following dinner we’ll adventure in a river boat tour to view the Christmas Lights along the beautiful downtown river walk. (7:00 PM) The cost of dinner and the boat tour is $26.50 p/p. (Dinner is only $18.50 and the boat tour is $8) Van services from FPC will be available at 4:30 PM meeting in the Mauze lobby. Contact Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753 or via email; Stephanieg@fpcsat.org.  Please arrive early if you plan on parking at FPC.

January Events

  • January 6th – Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival in Corpus Christi  This celebration of the holiday in music, drama and dance has been presented by the First Christian Church as a gift to the Corpus Christi community for many years.  Presented at Queen’s College, Oxford since 1340, the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival is perhaps the oldest continuing festival of the Christmas season. The only admission requested is canned food for their Food Bank.   Travel to Corpus Christi aboard Regent Coach arriving in time for lunch at the Glass Pavilion in the Omni Hotel.  We’ll attend the 3 p.m. performance of the Festival.  Then, after a coffee stop at Starbuck’s (not included) we’ll make our way back up I-37 and home.  A great way to celebrate Epiphany. Cost: $75.00 Includes transportation on charter Regent Coach, lunch at the Glass Pavilion in the Omni Hotel, driver tip and guides, Susan & Henry Holloway.  We’ll be departing at 11 a.m.—returning at approximately 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP with  Stephanieg@fpcsat.org or by calling Stephanie Garcia 210-271-2753.
  • January 12th – Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller  11:00 AM in Westminster Hall   The lead pastor of First Presbyterian Church will be presenting “The State of The Church”. We look forward to hearing from our new lead pastor  Rev. Dr. Robert Fuller, he came to FPC in September of 2016 to serve as Assistant Pastor for Christian Education. In January 2017 he became co-pastor of First Pres and finally in January 2018 he is our lead pastor.
  • January 18th – AARP Safe Driving Course 9:00 AM- 1:30 PM   Completing this class not only helps to improve you driving skills but also gives you a discount on your auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP Members and $20 for non-members.  Sign up with Stephanie Garcia 210-271-2753 or via email Stephanieg@fpcsat.org  (Room#302)
  • January 19th – Birthday Lunch at Fort Sam Golf Club at 11:30 AM– January Celebrants are welcomed to join KEYS Fellowship to celebrate your birthday! The luncheon will be at Ft. Sam Golf Club, $12 p/person. The menu choices are chicken picatta or sliced roast beef w/ mushroom gravy, with your choice of beverage. We look forward to celebrating with you! RSVP w/Stephanieg@fpcsat.org or by calling 210-271-2753. A van service will be provided leaving FPC at 10:45 am.
  • January 26th – Guide Dogs of Texas 11:00 AM in Westminster Hall The only guide dog school in the Lone Star state. They  provide guide dogs to visually impaired Texans as well as offering unique client services such as specialized matching, training and follow-up. Each of their dogs are specially bred, raised and trained. None of this would be possible without our amazing staff, board of directors, donors and volunteers. RSVP with Stephanieg@fpcsat.org or by calling 210-271-2753.

Mark Your Calendars 

  • February 2nd, in Westminster Hall at 11:00 a.m. – Rick Cavender sings the classics. Join as Rick Cavender takes us on a tour of the greatest songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Join in the fun and fellowship with live entertainment and great food. Mark your calendars! For more information contact Stephanie Garcia 210-271-2753.

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