Older Adults

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

Contact: Joe Moore ( 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 ( / 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

Phone: 210-271-2726
Stephanie Garcia : Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care and Older Adults

Stephanie Garcia

Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care and Older Adults

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 ( by the Monday prior to each event.

February Events

 February 23rd — Clarence Thompson and The Buffalo Soldiers  11:00 A.M. in Westminster Hall — The members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers’ Association, a multicultural organization, are dedicated to educating the general public about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and Black Indian Scouts.  Their contributions in settling the Western Sector of the United States during the 1800’s.  Their organization will be noted for historical teaching.  Come join the KEYS Fellowship as we adventure thru the history of the African-American units that persevered through the most difficult conditions imaginable becoming the most elite and decorated units in the U.S. Army. The cost of lunch is $8 p/person, make reservations with Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753.

March Events

March 2nd — Hamburger & a Movie — Hidden Figures — As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Lunch will be served at 11:00 A.M. followed by the feature film. Lunch cost is $8 p/person. Make reservations with Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753.

March 9th—Gold Star Teen Adventures w/Eleanor Halff  11:00 A.M. in Westminster Hall – Gold Star Teen Adventures provides unique summer adventure opportunities for Gold Star Youth. The purpose of the program is to provide healing, mentorship, development, and opportunity to the children of special operations Service Members who lost their lives in the line of duty. The cost of lunch is $8 p/person, RSVP w/Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753.

March 16th – KEYS Birthday Luncheon at Magnolia Pancakes – 10333 Huebner Rd,  78240 11:30 A.M.  $12 p/person a brunch menu will be provided. The Magnolia Pancake Haus offers the highest quality foods made from scratch every day in an atmosphere reminiscent of your grandma’s kitchen with an unparalleled staff. With consistency being a core value, the flavor and freshness of our pancakes, waffles, omelets, soups, sandwiches, and salads are what makes you want to keep coming back for more. When you eat at Magnolia Pancake Haus, you’ll be reminded of the wholesome food your grandmother used to make. RSVP now with Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753 or via email;

March 23rd—Doug Mc Neel and The sons of Maverick-Doug 11:00 A.M. in Westminster Hall—Doug McNeel and his band will join us for a special musical presentation. We have always enjoyed their music. There May be a special mystery guest performer you will not want to miss!!! Lunch and entertainment only cost $8 p/person! Bring a friend there’s always room! Call Stephanie Garcia at 210-271-2753.

March 23rd—Filling Easter Eggs! — Following lunch, we will serve together filling Easter Eggs for FPC’s Children’s Easter Egg Hunt in room # 108. We will be collecting candy to fill the eggs for the whole month of March. Candies must be individually wrapped and small in size. Please drop off any donations to Joe Moore’s office.

Save The Date:

Rain to Drain- SAWS tour- Saturday, April 14th, 2018 7:30 AM-5:30 PM

The Rain to Drain Experience is a field trip for adults. During this day-long expedition, you will travel to places few people have ever visited. You will explore an Edwards Aquifer recharge cave, experience the inner workings of a SAWS water production facility and tour a water recycling plant. The field trip lasts from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lunch is provided. The Rain to Drain Experience leaves from the San Antonio Water System, 2800 US Hwy 281 Customer Service Center, Tower II, San Antonio, TX 78212. Seating is limited to 20 guest sign up quickly, it’s a free tour! RSVP with or call 210-271-2753.

KEYS Fiesta Celebration Friday, April 20th

The Annual KEYS Fiesta celebration on April 20 at 10:30 AM includes a visit by the Texas Cavaliers’ King Antonio, mariachis, and birthdays. Watch for complete details in the April newsletter.


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