Senior Adults

Myers Park United Methodist Church has so many opportunities for those in their 60’s, 70’s and beyond to engage with the church, with God and with each other. Some of these are listed below.

These are a couple welcoming 9:45 Sunday School classes for those 60 and over. Consider other classes by clicking here.

SNYDER-FISHER-FELLOWSHIP; Snyder Building – Room 035
Taught by both divinity school professors and leading laypersons, this class helps its students better understand the Bible and how it guides our lives as Christians through weekly lectures, hymns and prayer. Regularly quarterly breakfasts are scheduled to provide opportunity for fellowship.
WESLEY; Snyder Building – Room 152
The Wesley class is a welcoming and supportive group which enjoys a full program of service projects, social events and travel options, affording the opportunity for building relationships. Lessons from the International Bible Series taught by class members, some of whom are retired clergy.

CENTERING PRAYER is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence, traditionally called contemplative prayer.  Centering prayer facilitates the movement from more active prayer – verbal, mental or affective prayer – into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Join ongoing sessions of Centering Prayer where you can learn the practice and experience it in a leader-led small group setting.

  • Mondays, 5:30-6:30 in room 024
  • Wednesdays, 11:30-noon in Francis Chapel

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

  • Lydia (2nd Monday, 10:30 a.m.; meet in room 104): A group of ladies, 60’s and up, who are loyal in service to their church, to each other, and to Bethlehem Center. Georgia Davis 704-334-6349
  • Martha (1st Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.; meet in room 104): A group of ladies, 60’s and up, who are very giving of their time and their resources, in this church, locally and abroad. Darlene Beard 704-375-1035 dtbeard12@att.net

EXERCISE CLASSES sponsored by Health Ministries, contact Susan Mobley at smobley@mpumc.org or 704-295-4836        

Functional Fitness for Active Aging: On Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30, enjoy a workout tailored specifically to the needs of older adults, age 60 and over! This group exercise class is designed and led by a licensed, physical therapist and will show you how to exercise safely and to gain maximum benefit. It is suited for everyone regardless of your current fitness level. $5 per class; first class is FREE!

Cardio Sculpting Class: On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the Fitness Room of the Youth Building. Instructor Sara Novajosky leads this group in a cardio workout to get your morning off to a good start! Cost $50.00 for 8 classes.

Ground of Grace Yoga: Melanie Dobson leads on Thursdays at 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. in Room 031 of the Snyder Building. Melanie is wonderful at tying scripture into Yoga moves for a class that provides inspiration and strengthening of body, mind and spirit.

Contact:

Rev. Barbara Barden, Minister of Adult Education

bbarden@mpumc.org

704-295-4813

Christine Mull, Ministry Assistant, Faith Formation

cmull@mpumc.org

704-295-4815