Senior Adult

55+ NEWS

We have a very active senior adult ministry. The seniors meet on the first Wednesday of each month for a catered meal (cost $5) and a program. Program guests range from musical talent to informative talks geared for seniors. The fellowship is held in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. Guests are welcome.

Both day and overnight trips are scheduled throughout the year. Check in to see what is scheduled.

A group meets each Thursday at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a friendly (?) game of 42.


55+ is a ministry for Senior Adults at First Baptist Church Kilgore
Cara Cooke is an East Texas native.  She graduated from Neches High School in 1982, earned her Bachelor’s in Education from University of Texas at Tyler in 1987, and then a Master’s in Education from Stephen F. Austin University in 2002.  This is Cara’s 28th year in education which began in Palestine ISD.  She later served at her alma mater, Neches ISD, as the Elementary Principal.
She served as Assistant Superintendent at Industrial ISD and West Oso ISD in Corpus Christi.  Cara has served as Superintendent of Kilgore ISD since April 2013.  She is very excited to return to East Texas and work with a great team of educators to provide academic success for all students.  She believes that the needs of the students must be the compass that leads the way.
Cara has been married for 31 years to her husband Richard and they are the proud parents of 27 year old twins, Chad and Ashley and a Son-in-law, Chase.  In June of 2014, they became grandparents of a beautiful little girl name Hailey. 


   From One Senior to Another

Gloria and I will start a new Sunday School class for adults of all ages.  If you are not presently active in one of our classes or if you have never been a part of Sunday School, we invite you to be a part of this new class.  You don't have to be a member of the church to participate and you don't have to know a lot about the Bible.  It will be a place where you can make new friends and discover some things about God that will make a difference in your life.  I promise you that I will not embarrass you by asking you to pray or read the Bible in front of the class!  You can join in on the discussion or you can be a silent participant.  This is an opportunity to "get a new start" in studying God's Word. Our first class meets on Sunday, April 12th.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall (Location is pending) at 8:45 am for a light breakfast, followed by Sunday School at 9:00 am.  For more information, call me at 903-808-7622. Oh, one other thing: BRING A FRIEND!

It is time to begin signing up for the Senior Adult Conference.  The conference (June 3-4) will be held on the beautiful campus of East Texas Baptist University.  It will be a time of fun, fellowship, and some serious preaching & singing.  Brochures with the details are available in the church office or on the Senior Adult Bulletin Board. 

 CARA COOKE, Superintendent of KISD,
will be our speaker next week, April 1st, at our monthly 55+ Luncheon.  She has a wonderful Christian testimony!  BRING A FRIEND!

HOME IMPROVEMENT WEEKEND is just around the corner (April 18-19).  Don't forget that on Sunday, April 19th, following worship service, we will have a special "luncheon appreciation for all senior adults."  Our special guests will be Jeff and Debbie McLeroy.  They will lead us to discover the importance of the "Grandparenting Gift."  Call Lisa in the church office and sign up for lunch.