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
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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 is tentatively targeted for June.

Activities

Comfort Bears

Comfort Bears – In Person
Making bears to bless and comfort adults and children.
Leaders: Connie Hamilton
Who: All Ages | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-1 | When: 1st Wednesday, 9:00 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Monthly

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

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.
Leaders: Becky Wilcoxson & Debi Butzbach
Who: All Ages | Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2 | When: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am-Noon
Cost: Supplies | Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing

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Lunch Bunch

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. We need you to sign up so we can give the restaurant an approximate count. Sign up with the Church Center app, by calling the church office (239.334.0316) OR at the Connection/Information Counter on Sundays. You will receive a reminder call the day before.

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: AUGUST — Shrimp Shack, 13361 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers

When: August 19 @ 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Your meal

 

 

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Events

Book Club

Quarterly book club to read and discuss Christian books. Open to everyone. Purchase of featured book only requirement. We will have discounted books thru the church ($11.99) but it is absolutely fine for you to purchase ($14.99) on your own.

Feature Book — Firewall by DiAnn Mills a Christy Award-Winning Author

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Trip to Savannah, GA

March 28 – April 1, 2022

Enjoy motorcoach transportation from FCCFM to Savannah, Jekyll Island & Beaufort, SC. Trip is coordinated by our Seniors Ministry but open to adults of all ages.

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

$598 per person, based on double occupancy
$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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Painting Class

July 28, 2021

Come and enjoy an afternoon of learning how to paint! No previous experience necessary. All materials will be provided, but be sure to wear an apron or old clothes (as this paint does not wash out!) This class is open to all ages and organized by our Seniors Ministry.

Craft: Flower Painting
Teacher: Wanda Bennett
Cost: $5.00
Location: Family Center

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