First Seniors is an active group (open to anyone who considers themselves a senior) within the life of First Christian Church. They are a vibrant and vital part of who we are as a church. The group has a desire to share their love of God by supporting FCC’s vision for “connecting all people to Jesus and each other”. Join us in our various activities and events that are listed below and join our Facebook group page for more interaction with our community.

Our hope is that through First Seniors, you will live a life enriched by God and leave a legacy for generations to come. The ministry shares opportunities for you to grow deeper in your personal walk with God and come alongside those seeking to connect to Jesus and one another.

  • Fellowship
  • Learning
  • First Groups (Comfort Bears & Prayer Shawl Ministry)
  • Grief Support
  • Down the Road Planning
  • Service Projects & Opportunities to Bless Others
  • Inspiration
  • Church-Wide Activities
  • Trips of Interest
Club 90 Logo
Club 90 is a special subset of seniors who are 90 years are older. The staff of FCC treats them to an annual lunch to celebrate them and their contributions to FCC over the years. Typically this is held in February or March when snowbirds are in town. In 2021, we have 23 honorees and our celebration was held in June due to COVID. On July 25, 2021 two very special ladies, in this group, received recognition during the worship service. Amy Norberg turned 100 years old on New Year's Eve 2020. And, Vera Craig turned 100 years old on July 29, 2021. By the way, they are sitting on the left end of the couch in this group picture. Vera is on the end with Amy next to her.

Activities

Comfort Bears -- December 1

Comfort Bears – In Person

This group is usually making bears to bless and comfort adults and children. (For more information call Connie @ 239.645.2269.) However, for December they are having a special breakfast off site. Join them in January to help make the bears.

Leader(s): Connie Hamilton

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: FCC, Meeting Room 2 | When: 1st Wednesday, 9:00 am

Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Monthly, ongoing

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Surviving the Holidays -- December 1

Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?
Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:
How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
What to do about traditions and other coming changes
Helpful tips for surviving social events
How to discover hope for your future

Here’s what happens at a Surviving the Holidays seminar

A Surviving the Holidays event lasts for about two hours. You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. During the seminar, you will:
Watch a 40-minute video, filled with practical holiday survival tips and the real-life stories of people who have navigated the season after their loved one’s death.
Hear other seminar attendees explain how they are dealing with the holidays.
Have the opportunity to share how grief is affecting you. (No pressure—this is optional. We want you to feel comfortable.)
Receive a personal copy of the GriefShare Holiday Survival Guide.

What do I need to do to attend?
Sign up (So we can have enough GriefShare Holiday Survival Guides for everyone.) on Church Center, fccfm.org (under First Seniors), clicking on button below, on Sundays at the Information Counter, OR by calling the office at 239.334.0316 and asking for Becky.
No cost . . . No childcare
Open to everyone and it’s ok to bring a friend if you don’t want to come alone. Just be sure to sign them up, too. Dec. 1, 2 PM & 6PM options.
Location: TBD based on number of attendees. A reminder call with location will be made the day before so be sure to give us your phone number.

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Bows 101 -- December 2

Do you like to wrap beautiful packages, decorate your Christmas tree with bows, or need bows for other crafts such as wreaths? If you do, this class is for you. At least six bows will be made for you to take home as well as the remainder of your 50 yd ribbon roll. Open to everyone . . . bring your friends, neighbors & family.

Sign-up (we need to ensure we have enough supplies) by November 28 on the Church Center app, fccfm.org (under First Seniors), on Sundays at the Information Counter, OR by calling the office at 239.334.0316 and asking for Becky. We will need your phone number to give you a reminder call the day before.

No talent is needed . . . HONEST.

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: TBD based on number participating

When: December 2 @ 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $8.00 (cost of materials)

Facilitator: Becky Wilcoxson

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Prayer Shawl Ministry -- December 11

Prayer Shawl Ministry – In Person

Make prayer shawls to comfort and minister to those that are dealing with illness, recovery, medical procedures, bereavement, prayer or meditation, ceremonies, etc. For more information call Becky in the church office (239.334.0316).

 

Leader: Becky Wilcoxson

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: FCC, Meeting Room 2 | When: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am-Noon

Cost: Supplies | Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing

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Lunch Bunch -- December 16

Open to everyone, just a bunch of us having lunch and visiting. Usually happens on the third Thursday of the month. It’s a great way to meet new people and become familiar with restaurants in the area. We rotate locations from north, central and south Fort Myers.

Please sign up so we can give the restaurant an approximate count. You can sign up with the Church Center app, with the link below, by calling the church office (239.334.0326) OR at the Information Counter on Sundays. You will receive a reminder call the day before.

 

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: Olive Garden, 1910 NE Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral/North Fort Myers

When: December 16 @ 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Your meal

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Painting Class -- January 13, 2022

Enjoy a fun afternoon painting a snowman. No previous experience or skills necessary. All materials will be provided. Give the painting as a gift or keep at home for yourself.  This class is open to all ages and organized by the First Seniors Ministry.

Please sign up with the link below, on the Church Center app, clicking the button below, by calling the church office (239.334.0316) OR at the Information Counter on Sundays.

Craft: Painting for Fun

Who: Open to everyone | Childcare: No

When: January 13 @ 2 PM

Where: FCC Family Center (old Sanctuary)

Instructor: Wanda Bennett

Cost: $6.00

 

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Book Club -- Current read "All That is Secret" -- January 18

Bi-monthly Book Club to read and discuss Christian books. Open to everyone. Purchase or borrow of featured book is the only requirement. We will have discounted books thru the church ($13.00) but it is absolutely fine for you to purchase ($15.99) on your own. Some of our books are available electronically or from the Lee County Library.

Featured Book — All That Is Secret, An Annalee Spain Mystery by Patricia Raybon, an award-winning author. This is a brand new release (October 5) of a compelling new historical mystery series, a riveting puzzle confronting the hidden secrets of class, race, family, and love.

“An engrossing, thrilling 1920s murder mystery. . . . This intrepid sleuth would give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money.” — SOPHFRONIA SCOTT, Author of Unforgiving Love.

Can an amateur detective solve the cold case mystery of her lost father’s murder?

About the Book — In the winter of 1923, Professor Annalee Spain—a daring but overworked theologian at a small Chicago Bible college—receives a cryptic telegram calling her home to Denver to solve the mystery of the murder of her beloved but estranged father.

For a young Black woman, searching for answers in a city ruled by the KKK could mean real danger. Still, with her literary hero Sherlock Holmes as inspiration, Annalee launches her hunt for clues, attracting two surprising allies: Eddie, a relentless young white boy searching for his missing father, and Jack, a handsome Black pastor who loves nightclub dancing and rides in his sporty car, awakening Annalee’s heart to the surprising highs and lows of romantic love.

With their help, Annalee follows clues that land her among Denver’s powerful elite. But when their sleuthing unravels sinister motives and deep secrets, Annalee confronts the dangerous truths and beliefs that could make her a victim too.

— This group is open to everyone, it’s a group of FCCers who enjoy reading and getting together to discuss the book.

— Books are also available to purchase at the Information Counter for $13.00.

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: FCC Meeting Room 1, enter from the back right side of the Worship Center.

When: January 18 @ 2 PM   You will receive a reminder call the day before.

Cost: Book

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Events

Trip to Savannah, GA -- Spring 2022

March 28 – April 1, 2022

Sorry we are full, but we do have a stand-by list. Talk to Becky to go on the stand-by list.

Enjoy motorcoach transportation from FCCFM to Sa

vannah, Jekyll Island & Beaufort, SC. Trip is coordinated by our Seniors Ministry but open to adults of all ages. Only 18 slots left to join this trip. Register soon so you won’t miss out.

Price also includes:

4 nights lodging in the Savannah area
8 meals: 4 breakfasts & 4 dinners
Guided trolley tour of Savannah, followed by hop-on/hop-off privileges
Guided tour of Beaufort, SC & Parris Island
Evening show at the famous Savannah Theatre
Guided tour of St. Simons Island
Guided tram tour of Jekyll Island
For more pictures, video and information visit: www.grouptrips.com/firstchristianchurch

$75 deposit due upon registration
(*For single occupancy, $179 will be added to total price)
Gratuities for motorcoach drivers and tour guides included.

Final payment due January 21, 2022

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