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 -- May 4

 

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).  Join them in January to help make the bears..

NOTE: Do you have a sewing machine and like to sew? If so, this group needs your skills. (You wouldn’t have to meet with them but you would always be welcomed.) Looking desperately for people to sew the bodies of the bears so the stuffing and all the other steps can be done. Pattern and material furnished. If you can help this group out, call Connie @ 239.645.2269.

Leader(s): Connie Hamilton

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

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

Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Monthly, ongoing

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Prayer Shawl Ministry -- May 14

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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Chair Exercise -- 5

Beginning May 5 and every other Thursday through June 16 @ 2 PM in the Family Center plan on getting a little exercise that is done totally sitting in a chair. Each class will last about 30 minutes most likely. And, best of all . . . the class is FREE.

Critical: We need to know how many to plan for so please sign up. If we do not have enough to justify the paid instructor, we may have to cancel.

You will also receive a reminder call the day before.

You can sign up at the Information Counter on Sundays, with Church Center app using Signups & Events, following the link on the fccfm.org under menu item Connect and then Events & Signups or below.

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Game Day -- June 9, August 11, October 13,

Open to everyone. Your family and friends are more than welcome. And, there is “NO” cost.

Bring cards, board games, cornhole, dominoes, whatever you want to play.  Or just come and enjoy what someone else has brought.

It’s going to be fun and a great time to meet new people and fellowship with FCCers.

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: Family Center (old sanctuary)

When: Usually every other month on the second Tuesday, except none in December @ 2 PM   You will receive a reminder call the day before if you sign up.

Cost: None

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Bunco -- May 12

Come Roll the Dice
Bring your family and friends to have a fun evening rolling the dice and winning prizes. Everyone is welcome – All ages. And, it’s co-ed! If you can roll dice, count to 21, and move from table to table periodically then you can play Bunco. No experience required, it’s each to learn.

Everyone brings a snack (finger food), beverages are provided as well as instructions on how to play.

Who: All Ages, male & female | Childcare: No

Where: Family Center (old sanctuary)

When: Usually every other month on the second Tuesday @ 6 PM. Actual play will begin around 6:30ish after a little socializing, snacking, beverages, game instructions, etc.

Cost: None

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Painting Class -- May 26

Enjoy a fun afternoon doing a patriotic painting just in time for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

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 ask for Becky) OR at the Information Counter on Sundays.

Wear or bring an old shirt or apron as the paint doesn’t wash out.

Who: Open to everyone | Childcare: No

When: May 26 @ 2 PM

Where: FCC Family Center (old Sanctuary)

Instructor: Wanda Bennett

Cost: $6.00

 

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Book Club -- Current read "The Masterpiece" -- May 17

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 ($16.99) on your own. Some of our books are available electronically or from the Lee County Library.

Featured Book — The Masterpiece  byFrancine Rivers

The New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.

— 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: May 17 @ 2 PM   You will receive a reminder call/text the day before.

Cost: Book

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Line Dancing

Line dancing has taken a break but will pick back up sometime this this summer. Days and times will be announced as soon as they are determined. It will be held in the Family Center.

It’s fine if this will be your first time. We review and go over previous sessions. No one is a pro at these classes. We are all be there to learn and have fun.

These classes are open to everyone, so bring your friends, neighbors and family to have a good time, learn something new, get a refresher, and a little exercise.

There is no cost to this class. Please also note, there will be no childcare available.

Sign up here or at the Information Counter if you would like a reminder call.

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Lunch Bunch -- May 19

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.

In May Lunch Bunch is going to Iguana Mia located at 4329 Cleveland Ave.

Please sign up so we can give the restaurant an approximate count. You can sign up any Sunday at the Information Counter, with the link below, by calling the church office (239.334.0326) and asking for Becky, from the digital bulletin OR with the Church Center app. You will receive a reminder call the day before.

 

Who: All Ages | Childcare: No

Where: Chili’s 1760 NE Pine Island Rd (SE corner of Pondella and Pine Island)

When: April 21 @ 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Your meal

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Trip to Biltmore at Christmas (Asheville, NC) -- December 11-16, 2022

December 11-16, 2022 (We will be home in time for First Family Christmas on the 18th)

Enjoy motorcoach transportation from FCCFM to Asheville, NC and the Biltmore. Trip is coordinated by our Seniors Ministry but open to adults of all ages. We need at least 30 to go but would prefer filling the bus up with 50.

Price also includes:
3 nights lodging in the Asheville area
8 meals: 5 breakfasts & 3 dinners
GUIDED TOUR ASHEVILLE, NC
Full day visit to the BILTMORE ESTATE which will be decorated for CHRISTMAS
Also visit the new ANTLER VILLAGE AND WINERY (Biltmore’s new village that connects present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining,m shopping, historical exhibits,etc.)
GUIDED drive along the BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Visit to the BLUE RIDGE VISITOR CENTER
Visit to the famous FOLK ART CENTER

Pick up more trip information at the INFORMATION COUNTER any Sunday.

Gratuities for motorcoach drivers and tour guides included.

COST: $655.00 double occupancy

DEPOSIT: $75.00 due at sign-up with balance due October 4, 2022

SIGN-UP: At the INFORMATION COUNTER any Sunday.

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