I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:4

Seniors in the Spotlight

The Senior’s ministry at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is dedicated in providing our senior citizen community opportunities and a platform for spiritual growth, fellowship and lifelong learning experiences. We attempt to develop relevant programs that will enhance knowledge, increase visibility of seniors, provide an information network support systems, and outlets for physical and recreational needs.

We offer a variety of recreational organized senior adults-oriented programs.

All trips, programs, activities, workshops and seminars are open to members and to the community aged 55 and over (caregivers are exceptions).

To reach us, you may contact:
Alma Wynn Jones
3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
704-391-3860
seniors@friendshipcharlotte.org

3rd Tuesday Happenings

Various activities ranging from seminars (topics include but not limited to, financial planning, health, aging, retirement, Medicare, etc.) to birthday parties, games, socialization and more.
Jan.—May;  Sept.—Oct.  –  Every 3rd Tuesday , 10:30a  –  FREE 

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Arts & Crafts

Classes are designed to develop your artistic side! Projects can be used for personal use or as gifts. A variety of crafts are planned. Classes are FREE. Purchase own material.
Every Wed., 10:00am  –  Jan—June; Sept.—Dec 

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Care Team Ministry

Our Care Team Ministry reaches out as a support system to members of our congregation ages 55 and over. We have been blessed by God to have individuals who have committed of their time and talents to serve as care giving members to this ministry.  These volunteers make phone calls, assist seniors with daily living activities, home-bound/nursing home visits, minister to our Senior population at their time of suffering, grieving, loneliness and end of life preparation.  Monthly birthday cards are sent to each member 55 and over.  If you are interested in joining the Care Team Ministry, we meet…

Jan—May ;  Sept.—Oct.  –  Every 4th Tuesday, 12:00p  –   Immediately following Bible Study

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Community Resource Fair

Seniors have the opportunity to learn a wealth of information from senior industry professionals. Vendors are present to offer valuable information on community services, including insurance, independent/assisted living information, legal matters, financial concerns, and much more. Health screenings are also available. This event is open to all Seniors aged 55 and over an Care Givers.
3rd Tues. in May,  10:30am

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Computers for Seniors

Beginners and Intermediate
Eight week classes – (1 day a week) – FREE Seniors in the Spotlight continue to offer a basic computer class consisting of eight weeks of two-hour sessions.

For Beginners:

  • Students MUST complete outside reading assignments.
  • Extensive lab exercises are used to enhance the learning experience
  • Students will learn to use word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet, and email.
  • Students will graduate with a personal email account.
  • And more

For Intermediates:

Prerequisites:
File-folder creation proficiency
Use digital documentation
Email and Internet skills

Projects:

  • Sizing data files & backup
  • Music files & playlists
  • Safe shopping expedition, online banking, travel planning, Social Security & Medicare, Apps and iPhones
  • Calculations via Spreadsheets
  • Mail merging
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Line Dancing

LINE DANCING is not only dance for mental and physical EXERCISE but also for the pleasure of just having too much FUN with a group of friends. If the MUSIC APPEALS to a wide range of dancers and the line dance PATTERN FLOWS to the tune…then a dance will find its destiny.
Each session runs for 5 weeks.
There is a fee for this class
Every Thurs., 10:30am

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Movie Day

Great day of fellowship and enjoying great movies.
Quarterly, 10:30am

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Senior Citizen Travel

Travel with us for low-cost day and overnight trips – around Charlotte and different states.

Our fall trip also includes our Annual Black and White Ball.

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Senior Exercise: Feel the Benefits

Have fun stretching and dancing your way with music to increase your muscular strength, physical function, flexibility and balance. A chair is used for seated or standing support. SilverSneaker members are free.
Every Tues. and Thurs., 9:00am—10:00am.  Classes will resume Aug. 16th at 9:30am in the Gym.

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Senior Health Emphasis

Health and social information on wellness promotion and disease prevention.  Discussion and fellowship to improve overall quality of life for senior years.
Every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00am – 10:30am prior to Bible Study.

Contact the Parish Nurse Office for more information.

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Stamp Club

LEARN HISTORY THROUGH STAMPS. Stamps represent historical events, people and places. Its an easy stepping stone to learning as much or as little about history as you want.  Stamps makes learning fun and you might not even realize that you are learning.
We meet every 3rd Tues., 12:00pm

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The Fashion Show

An afternoon of entertaining fashions, food and celebration. The event showcases fashion apparel collections from winter, spring, summer and fall with a burst of colors and categories ranging from ready-to-wear to evening wear. FREE event.

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Tuesday Bible Study

The Bible is God’s roadmap to Heaven, eternal life. It was written with a purpose – to authenticate the Divinity of Christ, to give hope, to provide examples and warnings, to give knowledge of Eternal Life. It is a life-giving and life-changing Book. Read it for yourself. Study it. Love it. Come Alive!

Join us at 10:30am
Jan. — May; Sept. — Nov. – 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesday June—Aug. – every Tuesday

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