Adults

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. Reservations made after Monday do not guarantee that lunch will be available. (Due to preorder to our kitchen) 

May Events

May 25 — Memorial Day Celebration featuring the co-founder of the San Antonio Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, John D. Baines. Veterans Memorial Plaza and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial were made possible by the private contributions of more than 130,000 Americans. The fundraising and development of this tribute were overseen by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of San Antonio, Inc., a non-profit corporation established by veterans of all five branches of the armed forces. The presentation will begin at 11:00 A.M. in Westminster Hall followed by the luncheon of $8 per/person. RSVP with Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753 or via email; stephanieg@fpcsat.org.

KEYS Summer Bus Tour

June 8th — Painted Churches Tour – Enjoy the spring and visit the beautiful countryside in Fayette and Lavaca Counties as we visit the historic Painted Churches.  These rural gems appear simple and plain on the outside, but their interiors are aglow with painted symbols.   They were beautifully decorated by the parishioners and for the better part of 100 years enjoyed only by them.  These churches are now impressing visitors with the accomplishment of past generations.  They have been called “masterpieces of rural art.”  We will attend lunch in Schulenburg, Texas at The Garden Company Marketplace and Café. Departure time is TBA. Cost per person is $75. To make your reservation please call Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753 or via email; Stephanieg@fpcsat.org

Summer Birthday Luncheon Schedule

June 15th — June Birthday celebration at Blanco BBQ, located at 3259 Blanco Rd. We will meet at the restaurant by 11:30 A.M. Or you can meet in Mauze lobby at 10:30 A.M.  to ride in the FPC van to the restaurant.  We look forward to celebrating another wonderful year with you! Birthday celebrants are free if you plan on attending with a guest the cost for lunch is only $12 p/person.  Make your reservations with Stephanie Garcia by calling 210-271-2753 or via email at Stephanieg@fpcsat.org. “Your check is your reservation.”  

July 20th — July’s birthday luncheon at Chester’s Hamburgers! Chester’s is located at 1006 NE Interstate 410 Loop, 78209 just off 410 and the airport area.  We will meet at the location by 11:30 A.M. or you can ride from FPC in the van service meeting in Mauze lobby at 10:30 A.M. We enjoy celebrating everyone’s birthdays, join us in ringing in one more year of joy and wonderment for all those born in July! Birthday celebrants are free and guest only cost $12 p/person. Please make your reservations with Stephanie Garcia by calling 210-271-2753 or via email at Stephanieg@fpcsat.org. Your check is your reservation,  feel free to send check to FPC with July bday luncheon in the memo line.

August 17th — August birthday celebration at Hyatt Riverwalk Pasta Bar. In August we will venture down to the Riverwalk to enjoy the famous Hyatt’s Pasta Bar.  We encourage everyone to join us in celebrating those born in August. Who needs a reason for cake! Come join us for pasta deliciousness and cake! Birthday celebrants are free and guests cost only $12 p/person.  Make your reservations with Stephanie Garcia by calling 210-271-2753 or via email at Stephanieg@fpcsat.org. Your check is your reservation, be sure to include Aug bday luncheon in the memo line.  The van service will be available from FPC to Hyatt; meeting in Mauze Lobby at 10:30 A.M.

SAVE THE DATES:

Wednesday, August 8th – HEB Central Market Cooking School, at 12:00 PM. The cost of the class is $25 p/person. This includes a lesson in preparation for the meal and eating the delicious meal you’ve prepared. The menu theme is “Lunch in the Herb Garden” which will include; Grilled Chicken Breast, stuffed with prosciutto, fontina, and herb pesto served with lemon/herb risotto cakes, asparagus with tarragon aioli.  For dessert, Bay Laurel pound cake.  Tummies rumbling yet? Make your reservations now so you don’t miss the fun and food! Call 210-271-2753 or via email at Stephanieg@fpcsat.org

Hello, Dolly at Woodlawn Theater – At the end of August, KEYS Fellowship is planning a trip to Woodlawn Theater for the performance of “Hello, Dolly”. Tickets are $25 p/person, date and time TBA. For more information please feel free to contact Joe Moore 210-271-2726 or via email at Joem@fpcsat.orgJoem@fpcsat.org

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