Our Purpose 

We want to encourage each other in the process of spiritual growth and service. A person is never too old to serve the Lord and there are many ways that seniors can minister to the world in Jesus’ name.

Our Goals 

Our goal is not to be served, but to serve. 
Our goal is to keep the main thing , reaching the lost. 
Our goal is to keep the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.” Matthew 22:37

Activities

When: 1st Tuesday of the month
Where: Second Baptist Fellowship Hall
What: Covered Dish Lunch
Time: 11:00 AM till about 1:30 PM
Cost: $1.00 (This will be the best dollar you ever spent)
*Different educational or entertaining programs each month

There are three months when we replace the regular Tuesday luncheons with banquets. They are scheduled on a Saturday of February, August, and December. They always begin at 11:30 AM in the fellowship hall. These banquets are catered meals. This is a time to enjoy food, fellowship, and special programs. There will always be a sign-up sheet on THE BOARD which I ask that you place your name so that I can have an accurate count when ordering food, etc. Plans are often changing so watch the church newsletter and THE BOARD for details of upcoming events!

Valentine's Banquet (February)

Summer Banquet (August)

Christmas Banquet (December)

We plan a variety of trips for our Senior Adults that are sometimes just for fun and sometimes inspirational. Check out the Sentinel and THE BOARD for specific details and sign-up today!!

Hearts for the Homebound

This is a ministry for families and individuals to “adopt" a homebound member of Second Baptist Church into your own family. Many of our homebound folks don't have a lot of family left and don't have many visitors coming to see them anymore. Wouldn't you like to share your family with a dear, elderly person or couple who are not able to get out much and need a little extra TLC?

****Here are some ideas of what you could do as a Hearts for the Homebound family.

Visit your homebound person once a month

Every visit doesn't have to be long. Most of the time, it is probably best to keep the visit short anyway. Just letting them know that you care, and maybe taking a little gift, would mean so much to them.

Take the whole family for a visit

Homebound folks love children. Let your child/children draw or color pictures and deliver it themselves. It is amazing how precious a little thing like a child's picture can be to an elderly man or lady. Let the kids make cookies for your homebound.

Send a card

I will give you the birthday of your homebound so that you can send or deliver a card. Include pictures of your family. Let the kids “sign" their names too. Other occasions could be Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Write a letter – Send a postcard

If you go on vacation to somewhere, take along the address so you can send a postcard. Or just sit down and take a few moments to write a letter and mail it. They get mostly bills in the mail. A kind and loving letter would really be a nice surprise.

Be creative

If you come up with other ideas, let me know. I might just pass them on to the others!

Contact Larry Helm to be assigned to a homebound person at 803-283-2015 or 

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My Forgetter

My forgetter's getting better but my rememberer is broke;
To you that may seem funny but, to me, that is no joke.

For when I'm "here" I'm wondering if I really should be "there" 
And, when I try to think it through, I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room and say "What am I here for?" 
I wrack my brain, but all in vain, a zero is my score.

At times I put something away where it is safe, but, Gee! 
The person it is safest from is generally only me!

When shopping I may see someone, say "Hi" and have a chat, 
Then, when the person walks away I ask myself, "Who's that?"

Yes, my forgetter's getting better while my rememberer is broke, 
It's driving me plumb crazy and that isn't any joke.

10 Wise Proverbs of a Senior Adult

  1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
  2. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
  3. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...
  4. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
  5. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...
  6. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few more...
  7. It's hard to make a come back when you haven't been anywhere.
  8. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  9. It's not hard to meet your expenses... they're everywhere.
  10. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

My Top Five Predictions For The New Year

  1. The Bible will still have the answers.
  2. Prayer will still work.
  3. There will still be room at the cross.
  4. Jesus will still be “The Way, The Truth, and The Life.”
  5. God’s grace will still be amazing!

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