We offer a variety of activities from fun day trips to Bible study to mission projects and trips. Those 60+ years of age are invited to participate. Activities include luncheons, plays, day trips and excursions to places such as Ireland, Williamsburg, and international cruises.
Upcoming 2013 Events:
April 30 - May 28 ~ Jonah; Everett Anthony - teacher; Fellowship Hall 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.; no registration required, just bring your Bible; for men and women of any age.
Educational and Support Classes
Caregivers Support Group
This group is for those caring for a loved one. It provides a safe place where ideas, struggles and hopes can be shared. Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in room 108.
Introduction to Word - Learn how to use Microsoft Word in this 12-hour course over three weeks, with four hours of instruction each week. Cost is $10 per person. The class meets on Mondays from 10:00 - 3:00 with a break for lunch. Gretchen Spring is the instructor. Class dates and location coming soon. Register here
Day and Overnight Trips
June 13 - Atlanta Tour 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Cost is $13 per person with a self-hosted lunch at the Varsity. Register here
August 18 - Grands N Touch Magic Show 4:00 p.m.; Cost is $5 for one adult and one child under 15. Bring your grandchildren and enjoy the magic of David Ginn. Registration coming soon!
October 24 - Apple/Mission trip to North Georgia - Trip information coming soon!
Extended Overnight Trips
September 14 -22 - Ireland - We will tour Dublin, Cashel, Blarney, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Galway, Connemara, the Ashford Castle and the Emerald Isle. Registration is closed.
April 29 - May 6, 2014 - Holland Tulip River Cruise - Join us as we enjoy the beautiful Holland tulips in spring time. Stop by the LAF Office to pick up information or register. Register by May 21, 2013.
Fitness and Exercise
JF's Recreation Ministry provides wonderful opportunities to improve your wellness. Check out the recreation schedule with class descriptions under Group Fitness on our website. Register online for classes or walk on the JF track, at your own pace.
Silver and Gold Ministry
A community outreach to the elderly, homebound and sick. We desire to exhibit the love of Christ through words and actions as we encourage and provide assistance. Silver and Gold is the umbrella ministry for Crochet, Petal Pushers, Magnolia Ball as well as Sunday Worship and weekly Bible Studies held at assisted living facilities. Anyone serving in this ministry will be required to complete our Safe Harbor Abuse Prevention form.
Petal Pushers meet during the school year to arrange flowers deliver them to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. When delivering, they visit briefly and offer to pray with the resident. They meet the second and fourth Mondays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The group breaks for the summer and resumes in September.
This is a unique opportunity to get to know someone on a more intimate level. Our volunteers, as part of our Helping Hands Ministry, arrange visits to fit their schedules. These can be a short talk or walk, trip to the store or to lunch. On weeks that a visit is not possible, a call or postcard serves a reminder that someone cares.
Also a part of our Helping Hands Ministry, Widows Mite serves our widows in our church by providing assistance with light home repairs and other needs.
Second Wind Dreams
Make the wish or dream of the elderly a reality. Fulfilled dreams include escorting someone to a High School Reunion, going to see a favorite athlete, a shopping spree and an autumn drive in the mountains. Anyone can be a dream weaver. Our dreams are presented at the annual Magnolia Ball. With the help of non profit, Second Wind Dreams, we make dreams come true.
Hooked on Crochet
Our Evening group meets in Room 331 on Wednesdays during the school year. We make lap robes for nursing home residents, baby blankets for mission trips, hats and scarves for cancer patients, and more. The Morning group meets year around on the first and third Wednesdays in the Bride's Room. We have loving and patient teachers. Beginners are welcome!
Assisted Living Worship and Bible Studies
JF volunteers provide Sunday worship at Sunrise East Cobb, Manor Care, and Arbor Terrace; and a service at Atria on the second and fourth Sundays. This opportunity allows individuals to worship or come to know Christ. Weekly Bible studies are provided in East Cobb at Arbor Terrace on Thursday afternoons and Sunrise on Wedenesday evening and at Elmcroft of Roswell on Thursday evenings. Teachers, encouragers, pianists and song leaders are needed for Worship and Bible studies.
Adopt a Granny
In December, a Christmas tree with local nursing home residents' names and North Georgia retired pastors or their widows is located at JF. Tags include gift suggestions and packages are delivered by the adopter or a group of Delivery Elves.