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A COMMUNITY OF LOVING ONE ANOTHER

What does the future hold? What about new friends? Challenging Bible study? Productive ways of service? And frequent fun-filled activities? That’s right, all these are ahead  as you participate in all the programs/activities for ACTIVE Christian Living for adults age 55 and up. Join others as we strive to make 2017 a productive year. 

Everyone in the church is eager to discover what ACTIVE Christian Living adults are doing. Ministries for this age group offer learning and serving opportunities. A special part of the ministries are the monthly luncheon programs held the second Thursday of each month at 11:30am in Heritage Hall. All adults age 55 and up are encouraged to participate for a time of good food, fellowship and an outstanding presentation by a guest speaker on topics of interest to this age group.  

The Mellow Brook Singers rehearse each Thursday at 10:30am in Hudson Hall.  No audition required, just a love of music and the willingness to make a joyful noise to the Lord! Lunch ($6) is served each week following rehearsal.  Call the church office to get complete details on all the activities and to make reservations.

You can make a difference in the lives of others by being a friend, by sharing your experiences, and by making your "ACTIVE" years a time of learning and growing. This year promises to be a great year as ACTIVE adults resolve to be more productive by participating in the activities planned especially for adults  age 55+.

What's Coming Next!

Click HERE to check the current monthly “ACTIVE Christian Living” newsletter for the latest update.

 

UPCOMING ACTIVE Christian Living Trips

 Join us for a tour of the Cathedral Caverns 

Tour Biblical History Center, LaGrange, GA

Tuesday, September 26   8:15 am   $35 for tour and lunch

The Biblical History Center (formerly called Explorations in Antiquity) in LaGrange, Georgia helps people encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture.  Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today. Register early to experience ancient biblical life and times. Seats are limited. 

 

Oneonta, Alabama  Covered Bridges Arts and Music Fest

Saturday, October 28, 2017    8:30 am   money for lunch

The highpoint of the beautiful autumn season in Blount County, the Covered Bridge Arts & Music Fest brings the entire area alive with arts and crafts vendors, live music, vintage cars, children's activities, food, tours of the historic covered bridges, quilt shows, a pancake breakfast and MORE! Known as the Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama, Blount County celebrates its roots each year with the Festival. This year, 2017, marks the 33rd annual celebration and promises to be even better than last year's.  You won't want to miss this! Call the church office to make your reservation. 

 

 

 

Looking Forward . . .

Mellow Brook Singers return from a summer break on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. Join us each Thursday as we raise our voices in praise. Everyone is welcome! We have a meal ($6) and time of fellowship following each rehearsal. 

ACTIVE Monthly luncheons and programs return

This year, our luncheons and programs will emphasize BEING A BETTER YOU. Our speakers will present subjects and topics of interest that will enable you to improve and build upon your knowledge and the skills that will enhance the quality of your life. Call the church office (871-0331) to make reservations for any of the ACTIVE trips, programs and luncheons. 

ACTIVE September Luncheon and Program

Academy of the Arts, Samford University  

Thursday, September 14   11:30 am   $6

Join us for our first luncheon and program of the year! Connie Macon, Executive Director of the Academy of the Arts at Samford University, will be our speaker.  The Academy of the Arts draws together the best of existing preparatory and continuous education programs in art, photography and music and adds exciting new opportunities in culinary arts and expanded offerings in music through community programs for all ages.  

 

 

ACTIVE October Luncheon and Program

The Potter and the Clay   

Thursday, October 12   11:30 am   $6

Dr. Lowell Vann, retired from Samford University's Art Department after 45 years of service, will be our guest. For 36 of his years at Samford, he served as Art Department Chair and received all three of Samford's major teaching awards. Not only will we hear from Dr. Vann, we will have the opportunity to view exhibits of works of art created by our own MBBC members. You won't want to miss this special time together. As always, friends are welcome! 

 

 

 

2017 ON-GOING ACTIVITIES

The year 2017 will be a great year for all adults 55+ to resolve to take an active part in the planned activities.  Invite friends to join you as you become an ACTIVE part of  the following activities: 

  • Senior Stretch • Each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15am in room 323

  • Mellow Brook Singers - rehearsal each Thursday at 10:30am in Hudson Hall. Lunch ($6) follows in Heritage Hall. The choir practices during the school year calendar from September to May.  Each Spring the choir goes on tour.  In December and May visits are made to local senior centers and care facilities to sing.  This is a ministry group. Come join us!

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study - There are many different opportunities for study. There are women's classes, men's classes and couples classes. Different groups utilize different materials, so visit several and find a place to come study, discuss, and become a part of a caring group. 

  • Monthly Luncheons and Programs - The second Thursday of each month during the school year calendar from September to May brings a time of fellowship, a delicious meal and a program featuring topics of interest, guest speakers, or perhaps a wonderful music presentation. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at 205-871-0331 or by email to jane@mbbc.org.

  • Day trips to local areas of interest are offered each month.  Watch the ACTIVE Christian Living Newletter for details on upcoming trips or contact Pat Ferguson at sradult@mbbc.org or Kely Hatley at kely@mbbc.org   

  • Overnight trips are also made throughout the year. Notice of upcoming trips will be included in the ACTIVE newsletter and on this site. Contact Pat Ferguson at sradult@mbbc.org or Kely Hatley at kely@mbbc.org for further information.

  • Click here to see the ACTIVE Christian Living calendar for 2017-2018.

 

MORE INFO?

  • Contact the Church Office at 871-0331
  • Contact Dr. Kely Hatley, Minister of ACTIVE Christian Living, at kely@mbbc.org or at 205-803-3458
  • Contact Patricia Ferguson at 205-803-3488