Senior Adults (ages 55 to 105) are an active group at First Baptist Church on the Square!
Now called Grow Groups, Sunday School classes, weekly Bible studies, and other special purpose studies are open to all and help us grow through the Word of God. Merrymakers monthly luncheons, open to seniors from First Baptist and other community churches, are a time for enjoying fellowship, a great program–usually musical or humorous, and a delicious lunch for only $5.00 per person. First Baptist seniors also take the Opportunity to Serve their Church and community in a multitude of ministries.
At First Baptist Church on the Square, seniors
COME for worship, encouragement, and fellowship,
GROW in the Lord, and
SHARE Christ and their service to Him with others.
Click on the tabs below to learn more.
Janice Morrow, Chair
Bruce Graben, Vice-Chair
Terri Redmond, Secretary
Harold & Nelda Harris
Don & Faye Mahaffey
Mac & Laura McGowan
Church Office: 706.884.5631
Administrative Pastor & Sr. Advisor: Tom Farr, 706.884.5631
Pastoral Care Minister: Paul Blair, 706.594.4899.
We have Grow Groups (Bible Studies) for senior adults. Most meet on Sundays. Some meet during the week and via Zoom. Seniors are also very welcome to join any curriculum-driven Bible studies, which are multi-generational and usually meet on Wednesday nights. The pastor also leads a Bible study and prayer time on Wednesday nights at 6:15 p.m. in the Christian Family Life Center. For a list of current groups, look at our Grow Groups Listing and scroll down the page for the adult Grow Groups.
Seniors participate in many facets of church life at First Baptist, serving as greeters, church supper servers, bereavement committee members, teachers, and more. Some of the service opportunities where our seniors are involved include Tuesday’s Table soup kitchen as seen above, Meals on Wheels, Helping Hands light construction ministry, and the community food closet and clothing center. Seniors are actively sharing their time, talents, and the love of Christ with others.
To see a list of service opportunities with our church where you can share your gifts, time, and talent, click here. You can also speak with one of our committee chairs listed below.
Clothing Center: Sue Ellen Andrews
Food Closet: Gwen Ruhlman
Helping Hands: Thurston Garrard
Meals on Wheels: Kirk Kilgore
New Horizons Senior Choir: Gwinell Brown
Tuesday’s Table: J. C. Holler
Merrymakers is a group of senior adults from our church and the community, who meet each third Thursday of the month for a luncheon and a program. Attendance averages 120-150 each month.
This active group also packs hundreds of Operation Christmas Child boxes and does an annual Hospice Pantry collection. Hopefully in 2023, the group can also plan trips once again.
For more information about joining Merrymakers, contact:
Merrymakers President: Bruce Graben
Vice President: Irby Barton
Programs and Food Service: Don Mahaffey
Tablespaces: Jan Hamman
Registration: Faye Mahaffey and Sandra Jeffries
Newsletter: Janice Morrow
Hospitality: Nelda Harris, Nelda Burgess, Linda Hart, and Roger Sledge
The New Horizons Senior Adult Choir has actively sung at retirement centers and assisted living facilities in addition to presenting an annual Christmas program. The choir stopped during Covid but hopes to start again soon. If you sing or enjoy making a joyful noise, we hope you will consider joining the New Horizons Senior Adult Choir when they start back.
Places New Horizons has sung:
The Active Life Senior Center, LaGrange GA
Florence Hand Nursing Home, LaGrange GA
Heard County Senior Center
Knollwood Center, Roanoke AL
LaGrange Nursing & Rehab
Oaks of Carrollton Assisted Living
Poplar Creek, LaGrange, GA
Pruitt Health, Franklin GA
Twin Fountains, LaGrange GA
Vernon Woods, LaGrange GA