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Adults

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:

Fridays

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 ($10). 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 (rosieb@fpcsat.org / 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.

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 does not guarantee that lunch will be available. (We need to  pre-order with our kitchen) 


 

MARCH EVENTS:

March 1 – Best known as the dad of the spunky & lovable, Lindsey David Givler, MSCE, PE at 11AM $10 per person: “As creatures made in God’s image, we all have our special calling in how to reflect God in the way that we live.”

March 8 – Airshow, guest speaker, John Parson at 11AM $10 per person: Lots of action! Come and relish in John’s experiences in Sport Aerobatics.

March 15 – March Birthday Luncheon at Lost Cajun at 11:30AM $12 per person (FPC shuttle will elave at 11AM): Come enjoy a luncheon surrounded with friends and fellowship to celebrate the March birthdays.

March 22 – San Antonio, Mayor, Ron Nirenberg at 11AM $10 per person: Come and hear San Antonio’s Mayor, Ron Nirenberg provide insights on what is happening in our city & share how we can be responsible citizens of the River City.

March 29 – Hamburgers & a movie! at 11:30AM $10 per person Featuring “The Greatest Showman” Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman): Delicious hamburgers, friends and a good movie. A perfect way to enjoy a Friday lunch.


APRIL EVENTS:

April 5 – Guest Speaker,Margret (Mickler) Judsen, with Unicity San Antonio at 11AM $10 per person: Longtime Covenant Partner, Margret will share what Unicity San Antonio is about and the movement believing God’s desires to redeem and restore San Antonio by His power and His glory!

April 12 – KEYS FIESTA AT FIRST CELEBRATION at 10:30Am $10 per person: Come dressed in your brightest Fiesta colors to welcome King Antonio & celebrate the April birthdays surrounded with friends & fellowship!

April 115 – DAY TRIP TO GEORGE H.W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM $65 per person: This will be an adventurous day trip to visit the resting site of the late George H.W. & Barbara Bush, library and museum. Ambassador, Sichan Siv will be joining us as a participant. (leaving 9AM/returning 8:30-9PM, boxed lunched on the way, resting spots throughout museum, and dinner returning home).

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