Ministries

Golden Seniors

GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR’S PROGRAM

 

Gateway has a very active seniors program who calls themselves “The Golden Seniors.” Their goals are to set a Christian influence by being a witness and example for Christ, pray for their church, its leaders and its leaders at all times.They strive to have at least one activity per month that consists of a program that will provide Christian fellowship, enjoyable activities, quality entertainment and delicious food. Some activities are cook out, entertainment at the church fellowship hall, day trips, and overnight trips; here are a few of our past activities: 

 At the church fellowship hall:
          
 -Steak cook out with special singing
           -Spaghetti supper and “Yard Sale” Bingo
           -Men’s cake baking contest
           -Annual Christmas banquet and “Dirty Santa”
           -Bar-B-Que and singing
           -Chili Bean supper and special singing
           -Covered dish suppers and entertainment
           -Baby picture of seniors contest and covered dish meal
           -Horse Shoe contest and covered dish meal
           -Ham and egg supper and entertainment
           -Hamburger and Hotdog Cookout
           -Home made ice cream and entertainment

 Day Trips :
          -Walton’s Mountain, Va.
          -Rudy’s theater shows, Selma
          -Peach Country and Home Made Ice Cream
          -Mrs. Lacey’s tea room for lunch, Sanford
          -Mountain trip and supper at Shatley’s Spring
          -River Boat Luncheon Cruise, Wilmington
          -Myrtle Beach Christmas Show    
         
-Wohlfahrt House theater show, Va.
          -Southern Supreme fruitcake house, Siler City
          -Wake Forest tea house for lunch
          -The Farmers Market and “The Pit” for lunch
          -Duke Gardens in the spring
          -Billy Graham Library, Charlotte
          -Richmond ,Va. River boat luncheon cruise
          -Maple View Farms home made ice cream
          -Fishing trip and cook out
          -Fall mountain color trip to the parkway
          -Amtrak train ride to Charlotte      
          -Churches of the Frescos in the mountains
         -Cheese factory and mountains, North Jefferson, NC

 Over Night Trips :
       
-Myrtle Beach Christmas Shows and Dinner
        -Pigeon Forge, Tn. To see Dolly in person
        -Biltmore House Christmas Tour and Dinner
        -Pennsylvania Amish Country and Shows
        -Worthy is the Lamb and Aquarium, Morehead, NC.
   

 

The seniors have a very comprehensive program to keep in touch with all of our seniors especially the shut ins. This includes sending each senior birthday cards, anniversary cards, sick or hospitalization get well cards and family bereavement cards. We also send our shut ins special occasion cards at Easter, Christmas, and other special holidays. We currently have 46 seniors that are divided into six groups with a team leader assigned to each group. The group leaders is responsible for planning and ensuring that all seniors are informed of all activities and aware of all sick, ailing or hospitalized members of the group and church family. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us.

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