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


   From One Senior to Another

I am beginning to worry about myself! 
I think I read too much.  Having access to the internet and other media sources can be dangerous to your health: You know more about what is going on in this world and sooner than you want to. For example, while sitting in front of my computer, I decided to type the following words: "Statistics about senior adults."  I got an instant reply from several sources.  Wow, was I ever surprised!  I learned more than I could use about we senior adults: everything from population projections to sexual habits of older Americans.  I can do without the latter statistics!  But those statistics did amuse me.  Did you know?
     * Older Population (age 65 or older) will double its population by 2030 [72 million plus or 20% of the total population]
     * 53% of older Americans use the internet and 70% of those use it daily
     * Seven in ten seniors own a cell phone
     * One in three seniors do social networking [Facebook, etc.]
     * 86% of seniors who own a cell phone use email
     * Seniors have the highest percentage growth of internet use of any age-group over the last 5 years   

Now, what does all of this say to the Church?  A number of things.  For one, it says we seniors aren't going anywhere.  The truth is: there will be a surge of senior adults involved in the life of the church in the near future.  That also means that the evangelistic field will be "ripe unto harvest."  Since this growth is primarily from the "baby boomer generation,"  it will challenge the church to be creative and "out of the box" with its ministries for seniors.  That excites me!  Seniors need to be saved just like young adults need salvation.  I am sure there are many things these statistics can possibly say to the church.  We will investigate them more thoroughly in the near future.  

The evolving usage of seniors of cell phones and computers expands our opportunities for reaching people.  Although I'm not a big "face book" person, I'm learning.  Emails allow us to respond to ministry needs almost immediately. Such devices almost make it impossible for us "not to know" when a person needs our attention.  
On another matter: don't forget our Friday Night At The Movies!  The dates are July 10th and August 14th at 6:00 p.m.  We're going to have a great time!   BRING A FRIEND!

July 10 meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm for our first movie, featuring “My Favorite Wife” (1940) starring Gary Grant & Irene Dunne: Cartoon:“Foghorn, Leghorn”. We will have delicious treats: pop corn, nachos, hotdogs & soda pop.  Participants are encouraged to bring a desert to share with everyone and as always, BRING A FRIEND!

Click on this picture for the movie trailer