Those 60+ years of age are invited to participate in a variety of activities from fun day trips to Bible study to mission projects and trips. Activities include luncheons, plays, day trips and excursions to places such as Ireland, Williamsburg, and international cruises.
Upcoming 2013 Events:
LAF Bible Study is studying Revelation. Stuart Milne is teaching. Study meets Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All welcome.
Don't Retire . . . Rewire Bible Study Are you contemplating retirement or slowing down from the rat race? If you are retired, considering retirement or slowing down, then this study is for you. This Bible Study will help individuals discover God's plan for this phase of life.
Sundays, October 20 - November 17, January 12th and 19th, 11:15 a.m. in the Magnolia Room. Register here.
Events and Activities
Joins us on Tuesday, November 12th at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall, as we celebrate our military and veterans. Our special guests speaker is Clebe McClary. Cost is $8 per person. Register here.
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.
Day and Overnight Trips
October 24 - Apple/Mission trip to North Georgia - Enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains during fall and lunch at Pat' Kountry Kitchen. Help us fill the Fannin County Food Pantry by bringing in donations. Finally, we will stop at Mercier's Orchard for apples. Cost is $16 per person and covers lunch. Register here.
Extended Overnight Trips
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. Space is still available but selection may be limited.
Fitness and Exercise
JF's Recreation Ministry provides wonderful opportunities to improve your wellness. Check out the Group Fitness schedule with class descriptions 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 and 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 and 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 as a reminder that someone cares.
Also a part of our Helping Hands Ministry, Widows Mite serves the 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. 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 round 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 evenings 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".