Older Adults

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

Contact: Joe Moore ( or 210-271-2726)


Meeting Times:


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 “Keep Moving Fitness” 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.

Bridge and Mah Jongg are played immediately following lunch on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. Bridge in the library and Mah Jongg in the Geneva Room.

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 Rosie Brown ( / 210-271-2753) 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 : Minister for Older Adults and Congregational Care

Rev. Dr. Joe Moore

Minister for Older Adults and Congregational Care

Joe came to FPC from Essex Junction Vermont in June of 2016. Where he  served at Essex Alliance Church for 26 years, 15 as Youth Pastor and 11 as Pastor of Congregational Care. He began full time in Ministry with Youth For Christ in 1976.  Joe received his BA in Biblical Studies from Eastern Mennonite College in 1976, His Master of Divinity from Seminary of the East in 1990, and His Doctor of Ministry in Congregation and Family Care from Bethel Seminary in 2010.

Joe is well suited for his role as Minister for Older Adults and Congregational Care. He desires to develop relationships of integrity that lead to sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Joe and his wife Sandy have two daughters and two grandchildren who live in Austin. They enjoy the closer connection to family and the warmer winters. They also enjoy serving together in ministry, mentoring young couples and most recently welcoming our guests to Loaves and Fishes.

Phone: 210-271-2726

The KEYS hold events every Friday throughout the year. The list of scheduled events is below. To RSVP for each event, please contact Rosie Brown/ /210-271-2753 on the Tuesday prior to each event. Reservations made after Tuesday do not guarantee that lunch will be available. (We need to  preorder with our kitchen) 


November 14 – AARP Driving Class – Refresher course for drivers 50 and over. By completing this class you may also be eligible to receive a discount on your insurance. Cost: $15 AARP Members or $20 Non AARP Members. 9am – 1:30 FPC Room 302

November 16 – November Birthday Luncheon – come celebrate and fellowship with us at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard Restaurant (25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, Texas) at 11:30AM $12 per person. FPC shuttle will be leaving FPC at  10:30AM if you want to catch a ride.


November 30 – SAWS Rain To Drain, Lynne Christopher, Education Coordinator and Tour Guide will give us a tour conducted by SAWS and will present the journey our water takes on its way to our faucet. Program begins at 11:00 and Lunch is served at Noon, $8 per person for lunch.


December 5 – Elf Louise Gift Wrapping at 9AM (391 Industrial Park Dr. San Antonio, TX) – Help us wrap gifts and get them ready for Santa to deliver. Following with fellowship & lunch at Acadiana Cafe.

December 7 – KEYS Christmas Party at 10:30AM at FPC Westminster – Special musical guests Tom Dooling & Jae Ha.

December 13 – Christmas Lights River Cruise 6PM *Dinner at Casa Rio at 4:30PM – Come enjoy the San Antonio river Christmas lights & fellowship in a private river barge.


January 11 – San Antonio Mayor, Ron Nirenberg

February 1 – Rick Cavender will be back with us again!

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