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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!

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 Alice Morales / alicem@fpcsat.org /210-226-0215 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.)


September:

Sept. 20 | 11:30 AM | September Birthday Lunch will be at Grimaldi’s Pizza. The cost will be $12 for pizza and fountain drinks.

Sept. 27 | 11:00 AM | Erik Walsh, our new City Manager, will be our speaker.


October:

Oct. 2 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Waco Bus Trip: A trip that combines Ancient and Modern. First a stop at the Waco Mammoth National Monument. The fossils include mammoths, a camel and a saber tooth tiger.  Fast forward to the popular Magnolia Market Silos established by Chip and Joanna Gaines. On your own for lunch at the Food Truck Court at the silos. Bus leaves and returns to FPC. Cost $67

Oct.  | 11:00 AM | Merry Langlinais, Butterfly Specialist and Nature Photographer, author of “Critters of the Red Heart, The Winged Ones.” Her book is a great field guide for 65 species of butterflies, shown in 128 pages of stunning, full color photographs. Merry has traveled across the Texas Hill Country observing critters and speaking to groups

Oct. 11 | 11:00 AM | Larry Johnson, a radio and TV broadcaster, motivational speaker and author of the book “Mexico by Touch: True Life Experiences of a Blind American Dee-jay.” His column appears in the Express New entitled, “And That’s How I See It”.

Oct. 13 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | (Sunday) HEB Flu Shot Clinic: Flu shots as well as  the shingles and pneumonia vaccines will be available in the Geneva Room.  Most health insurance plans are accepted. No need to sign up in advance just come and roll up your sleeve.

Oct. 19 | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Annual KEYS Fall Picnic at the McNeel’s Ranch, Join us at the Gallagher Ranch and Judith and Doug McNeel’s beautiful home—La Casita. It’s the perfect place to spend a fall day in the country, so come and join the fun! We’ll celebrate October birthdays with a Bill Miller barbecue lunch on the patio, and then have a variety of games and fellowship opportunities. Cost is $12/person. If you plan to drive, please check with Joe Moore for directions. Van transportation to and from church will be available, leaving at 11:00 AM.

Oct. 25 | 11:00 AM | Trich Moy, the Faith Relations Assistant from Habitat for Humanity, will be with us to bring us up to date with what Habitat is doing and how we can partner with them. Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build modest, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


November:

Nov. 1 | 11:00 AM | Fran Hutchins has been with Bat Conservation International since 2006, directing educational bat flight programs and the restoration work on BCI’s Bracken Cave Preserve and working with Central Texas landowners protecting other bat roosts. His work at the preserve protects the largest colony of bats in the world.

Nov. 8 | 11:00 AM | Veterans Day Program

Nov. 15 | 11:30 AM | November Birthday Lunch will be at Longhorn Cafe. The cost will be $12.

Nov. 22 | 11:00 AM | Butch Gerfers will share the story behind the publishing of the Book “Haunting the Graveyard: Unearthing the Story of the Coker Settlement.” Butch is an Elder at First Press and on the Board of the Coker Cemetery.

Nov. 29 | NO KEYS | Happy Thanksgiving


December:

Dec. 4 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Elf Louise Gift Wrapping (Wednesday), this is a popular service project every year as we join together to wrap gifts to be distributed to families throughout San Antonio. Van service from FPC will leave at 9:00 AM.

Dec. 6 | 10:30 AM | KEYS Christmas Party, where we will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from our famous kitchen and a special choir presentation from the Seguin High School Choir. It all begins in Westminster Hall at 10:30 AM.

Dec. 8 | 3:00 PM Showtime | Dickens “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” at the Woodlawn Theater, we appreciate the talent that we have enjoyed at the Woodlawn. Show time is 3:00 PM. Tickets are $24. Limited parking on Fredericksburg Road in front of the theater, additional parking Behind All Four Seasons Flowers off Lynwood Avenue and Beal Street. A Van Shuttle is available from FPC parking lot leaving at 2:00 PM.