Senior Adults

Joyce Cravens

Senior Adult Minister

[email protected]
972-335-2882 ext. 509


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:

Here is a sample of what HEART Adults at Grace Avenue are doing

Traveling Hearts at Grace Avenue

We invite you to join us for our inaugural year of Traveling Hearts which offers opportunities for Senior Adults to journey together to engaging places through day and overnight trips. We will visit museums, historic places, gardens, and performing arts events.

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Making Memories

Making Memories is a free “day out” program for those suffering with the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Caregivers are welcome to stay, but we exist to provide this time as a period of rest from the demands of care-giving.

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Legendary Lunch
First Wednesday of each month | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Local Restaurants

Join us for our new monthly gathering for retired men. There is a short program with the primary focus being enjoying food and fellowship. Please register by the Monday prior to the Wednesday event by e-mailing [email protected] or by clicking the button below.


Visiting Assisted Living & Nursing Home Facilities

Our Senior Adult Minister, Rev. Joyce Cravens, is always looking for volunteers to join her in visiting those who can not make it to church on Sunday. Throughout the month, Joyce and volunteers visit local facilities to offer Communion and Bible Study opportunities. Contact Joyce at [email protected] for more information about visits and how you can help.

Good Grief

This is a share and study group that meets on the first Sunday of the month from 2-3pm in the Prayer Room. How can grief be good? Here we learn how to gather strength to move on with our lives with the help of God and the support of other. This group is for those suffering from grief of any kind. Contact Joyce Cravens at [email protected] with questions.

Social/Fellowship Activities

Ice Cream Socials, Movie Nights, Game Nights and More! We do it all!

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.

Sunday School Information