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Older Adults

KEYS – Older Adults Ministry

Keeping Everyone Young in Spirit through fellowship, encouragement and friendship by loving Christ, loving one another and loving the city.

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

Meeting Times:


11:00 AM   Speaker Program and Lunch – Westminster Hall
1:00 PM   Bridge, Games, Social Time, Movies (Summer Schedule  11AM-3:30PM)

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!

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.

One of our goals and mission is to ensure and provide that others in the FPC family feel welcome at many of our events and to provide Christian fellowship and programs for enrichment of older adults. 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 ($10).

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. Birthday honorees are our guests at these meetings, which are a time of fellowship and celebration.

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.

Email: joem@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2726

The KEYS hold events every Friday throughout the year.

The list of scheduled events are below. To RSVP for each event, please contact Rosie Brown / rosieb@fpcsat.org /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 pre-order with our kitchen.)


May 3 Canary Islands Descendants Association of San Antonio – Guest Speaker, Vice President, Anthony Delgado. Ninth generation Canary Island descendant and descendant of one of the founding families of San Antonio presents the interesting history of San Antonio.

May 10 BiblioTech – Bexar’s County all digital library – All sorts of access ebooks, audiobooks for all ages, including best sellers and classics at your finger tips. Come and hear more about the digital library and learn how to gain access to the online library.

May 17 COX FAMILY SINGERS – Get lost in glorious music, delicious food, while honoring & remembering those that have served our beautiful country!

May 24 May Birthday Luncheon at Little Italy – A perfect way to enjoy a Friday lunch surrounded with friends and sweet fellowship while celebrating the May birthdays.

May 31 Guest speaker, Elise Urrutia, Writer – Writer and granddaughter of Dr. Urrutia founder and creator of the lost garden, “Miraflores” here in San Antonio.