Providing a Jesus-filled approach to senior adults
Senior adults comprise a large portion of the population living in the disadvantaged neighborhoods where our mission centers are located. Our Christ-centered programs provide a holistic approach to help provide the physical, emotional and spiritual support they need most.
On Thursday mornings we offer our senior adult friends a free program in filled with food, fellowship and Bible teaching. After enjoying a time of community with one another a message from God’s word is delivered by one of our staff or volunteer pastors. At the conclusion of the program senior adults receive a bag of groceries to take home with them.
During certain holidays (Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas) we work with volunteer groups to ‘ramp up’ our Thursday morning program to provide a special meal, fun activities, games and gifts. It really helps us all to celebrate the season!
Homebound grocery deliveries
Every week we package up groceries and deliver them to homebound senior adults around our communities. Loneliness is the leading cause of depression for many of our seniors so being able to visit and pray with them regularly helps them to cope with being home alone. Our aim is to consistently and regularly present a personal and tangible expression of God’s love through our visits to their homes.
Day and overnight trips
Several times a year we offer our senior adults the chance to participate in a fun-filled trip together.
As Christ’s ambassadors we seek to live out what the Bible instructs us to do
“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.” – Leviticus 19:32
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” – James 1:27
Where we provide assistance
You can help assist our senior adults, too!
- Volunteer as an individual or a group on Thursday(s) at one our senior adult programs. You can lead a craft, paint fingernails, play a game, help serve, pray and just hang out with them. Contact Cheryl Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (713) 227-0304 to find out more details.
- Make an in-kind donation – Food, necessities, gifts, bingo prizes, etc. that can be used as give-aways during our weekly programs. To learn about specific needs we have at any given time please contact us at email@example.com or call us at (713) 227-0304.
- Be a prayer partner – Our Center Directors can give you details about who and what to pray for. Please contact either firstname.lastname@example.org (Joy Center) or email@example.com (Gano Center).
To make a donation to help us sustain and grow our senior adult ministry, click here.