Meet DISCIPLE JUDEE!
She is oldest disciple who followed Jesus, the oldest daughter of Zebedee and sister to James and John. Every week she will have something to say about various Scriptures and her place in it, as interpretted by Heart Adult Minister, Joyce Cravens!
Check back to this page each week to hear from Judee!
Post Date: 2/26/15
“Don’t make a spectacle of yourselves!” I yelled at my neighbors. They were taking their friend who was paralyzed to find Jesus so that the friend could be healed. They had just finished breakfast at my house. I overheard them making a plan to lower their friend down through the roof if they had to. They knew there would be a crowd and they really wanted their friend to get to see Jesus. I’m an old stick in the mud so of course I thought their plan was too extreme. Those of us who feel time is crumbling away…well, it was good to see those boys holding firmly to the faith in the Lord Jesus they served. Mark 2:1-12
Post Date: 2/18/15
I couldn’t get out of the boat fast enough when Jesus came by the shore that day, calling out to my brothers, James and John. I’m too old to be jumping in and out of the boat that way. Off they went, immediately. First I have to stand up; snap, crackle, pop. Then I have to step out in the water and wade to the shore. I’m 100 years old! So there I sat, not getting out of the boat. Doesn’t sound like a good disciple, does it? It sure is comfy to stay in the boat. I am advanced in life and that means I hold fast to my faith and to the Christ whom I have known.
Sometimes Jesus requires more of us, no matter our age. Matthew 4:18-22
PURPOSE of HEART Adults
The purpose of HEART Adults is to unify the Senior Adults at Grace Avenue UMC so they can work together toward the mission and ministry of the church.
If you are 55 years old or older, some people call you senior citizens, empty-nesters, senior adults or mature adults. At Grace Avenue, you are HEART Adults! You are "Helpful, Experienced, Active, Reaching-Out and Thankful" working in God's Kingdom. It doesn’t matter what Sunday School class you attend, if you serve on a committee, if you are in the choir or participate in Bible studies...you are all HEART Adults. Yes, you are an “age-group,” like our children or youth, but more importantly, you are a vibrant, contributing part of this Church. HEART Adults at Grace Avenue are devoted to learning, serving, planning and living more active and exciting lives!
Here is a sample of what HEART Adults at Grace Avenue are doing:
Dance with Grace: Dance Classes for Senior Adults
Fridays, 5:00-6:30pm in Room 211
Join us for free dance classes! We always rotate partners, so there is no need to bring a dance partner. If you plan to attend, please register in advance by CLICKING HERE or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This study is for single HEART ADULT women. We meet at the home of different Ruth Sisters on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month. It is a wonderful time for study and fellowship. Join us!
Te Amo Team
The Te Amo Team spends time visiting with those in assisted living facilities who can not get out. We assure that those on our list receive a weekly visit from the team. HEART Adults coordinate and lead this effort.
Brown Bag Bible Study (REGISTER)
Bring your lunch and be ready to have great conversation! Brown Bag Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at noon for various studies throughout the year. Be sure to contact Joyce Cravens to find out when the next study begins.
Satisfy your sense of adventure and join us for day excursions to museums, historical sites and other fascinating locations.
HEART Adults are ready to help where ever they are needed! We plan mission trips through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to help with disaster recovery. All skill levels are needed.
Eating Out with HEART Adults
HEART Adults love to gather for meals together. We meet at different restaurants throughout the year for dinners and fellowship.
Ice Cream Socials, Movie Nights, Game Nights and More! We do it all!
Spiritual Practice Brunch
This is a bi-monthly brunch to help us grow in our own spirituality and learn how to practice it in the world.
Day in the Prayer Room
The last Monday of the month is HEART Adult day in the Prayer room. We will keep the prayer room staffed throughout the day.
Men’s & Women’s Retreats
Every year in the spring Grace Avenue holds separate Men’s and Women’s retreats. These are great times for reflection, study, fellowship and spiritual renewal. HEART Adults are valuable participants in these retreats.
Sunday School Classes/Learning Hour
We have multiple Sunday School classes at Grace Avenue where you can connect with other HEART Adults