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Faith Development: Senior Adults

Through trips, classes, lunches and programs we engage each other and challenge ourselves to continue our transformational encounters with Christ. Christ Church Senior Adults enjoy fellowship and Christian community while blessing the parish and city with our depth of spiritual maturity and wisdom.

Upcoming Events

Brunch at Orchard Inn: October 21, 11:00 AM, Saluda, NC
Join us for a delicious meal as we look over the colorful vista of autumn in the foothills. Cost: $35 plus drink and tip. Reservations are due by October 16.

Lunch Bunch: Tuesday, October 23, 11:30 AM: Iron Hill Brewery
You donít have to drink beer to enjoy this restaurant, which comes highly recommended by several parishioners. Reservations are due by October 19.

Caregiver Respite Day: Saturday, October 27, 9:45 AM, Buncombe United Methodist
If you are a caregiver for a family member of ANY age, this FREE program is for you. There will be information, lunch, door prizes, and a chance to talk to other caregivers. Call Annette for more information.

Everything Bulbs: Thursday, November 8, 10:00 AM
Once again our own Stuart Miller, expert horticulturist and professor emeritus, will share his knowledge and help us become better gardeners. From forcing bulbs for Christmas blooms to dividing bulbs, Stuart will give us the best advice. Reserve a spot by November 6 and itís free.

Gingerbread Houses at Grove Park Inn
: Monday, November 26, 10:30 AM

Weíll dine at the Blue Ridge Restaurant and then enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fabulous gingerbread creations. The cost, including lunch (alcohol excluded) and transportation is $60. Space is limited and your check is your reservation.

Lunch Bunch: 
Tuesday, November 27, 11:30 AM, Lieu's Chinese Bistro
NO TURKEY! Let your taste buds rest and enjoy Lieuís menu. Come for lunch and stay for the friends youíll make. Reservations are due to Annette by Monday, November 26.

Orchard Inn Dickens Dinner: December 6, 5:00 PM
Reservation Deadline: Friday, November 30
For the fifth year we are marking the winter season with a gourmet dinner and a readerís theater performance of Dickenís A Christmas Carol at the beautiful Orchard Inn. Parishioners and their friends are invited to attend, and you neednít be a senior! The cost, with a drink, tax, and tip is approximately $100 plus $5 per person for transportation. If you volunteer to drive a few folks, weíll subsidize your dinner. Reservations are due by November 30 and must be cancelled by Sunday December 2, no exceptions, please.

Rite 1 Service and Fellowship Time
: Wednesdays, 10:30 AM, Markley Chapel

This is a midweek re-charging of the spirit through worship and conversation. We gather in the coffee area outside Markley Chapel for light refreshments and fellowship following the service.

Art of the Spirit: Thursdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 222
No talent required, just enthusiasm. We are learning mixed media or working on pieces for outreach programs as the Blessed Brushes Ministry. The focus is on how committed we are to opening up to God; and we are all beginners there. Call Annette Cook, 672.4141, before Thursday to be sure we arenít on a gallery tour.

All Senior Adult reservations are due to Annette Cook, 672.4141. 

Small Groups

We offer several opportunities to meet others and grow in your faith through study and discussion.  Read about the Small Groups offered throughout the week.

Ongoing Events

Worship Service at Autumn Leaves
The 2nd Friday of every month, 10:00 AM, 352 Pelham Road

This new service is an outreach of the Senior Adult Ministry, and parishioners are invited to worship and visit with the residents of Autumn Leaves.

Grief Work Check-In: The 3rd Sunday of every month, 12 noon - 1:00 PM, Thomas Library
The third Sunday of every month, anyone wishing to share their grief journey is welcome to join us for conversation and support. Your grief need not be new or involve a death, as our loss comes from many sources. Contact Annette Cook, 672.4141, to participate or if you want more information. 

Worship at the Cascades
The 3rd third Friday of every month, 10:30 AM, 10 Fountainview Terrace

The Rev. Jeffrey Meadowcroft celebrates the Eucharist at the Cascades the 3rd Friday of each month. Everyone is invited to join our Christ Church residents for an informal, holy time. 

Wednesday Morning Fellowship: 11:00 AM, Coffee Area Outside the Chapel
Worship and fellowship in this setting create the perfect atmosphere to meet parishioners, solidify friendships, and enjoy a mid-week break. We gather in the coffee area outside Markley Chapel for light refreshments and fellowship following the service.

Contact Annette Cook, 672.4141, to register for all Senior Adult events.