Senior Adult Ministries

Because the best days are yet to come…

“They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing…” Ps. 92:14

The Senior Adult Ministry program at LHC, JOY Ministries (Just Older Youth) is a vital part of our church with new and expanding opportunities for involvement of those who are 55 and older. This growing ministry provides Christ-centered activities addressing the spiritual, social, physical and educational needs of men and women in the “second half of life.” This rapidly growing segment of our church family includes retirees, grandparents, people with adult children, couples, singles and widows/widowers, all of whom desire to be productive servants of Christ. The Senior Adult Ministry program includes classes, studies, trips, luncheons, dinners, and volunteer activities. All activities provide opportunities for Christian fellowship.




Seniors, your days are not gone and your work is not through. You’ve likely been told at some point that these are “the golden years.” If that statement is true, then the golden years represent the vast and precious resources hidden to many from the younger generation. You are one of the greatest assets in our church. You are a mighty force in the kingdom!


Spiritual Growth in Community

Are you looking for another opportunity to worship, fellowship and study the scriptures?

JOY Service takes place every Tuesday morning at 10am in the church fellowship hall. This is a service that provides spiritual enrichment through prayer, worship and the study of God’s word. Often the fellowship afterwards spills over into lunch at a local restaurant. Don’t miss this encouraging service!

And it’s more than just weekly services… JOY Fellowship Meals take place monthly—ranging from dining together in area restaurants to old-fashioned buffet breakfasts in the church Fellowship Hall. Wherever and whenever we share a meal, it is always a wonderful time to build relationships and make new friends.

For those wanting more adventure, JOY Trips are planned regularly, both day-trips and overnight trips. Day-trips in the past travelled to the Billy Graham Library, Shatley Springs, Tanglewood Christmas Lights and Dinner Theatres. Overnight trips in the past ranged from riding the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls or revisiting history at Gettysburg and Washington D.C. Watch your bulletin for upcoming fellowship opportunities through trips.


There is JOY in serving!

There are so many ministry opportunities…

JOY sponsors Nursing Home Ministries for our members or members of their family and friends who are in local nursing homes, senior adult residences or homebound. Our goal is to provide care through regular visitation, devotions and prayer. Our pastors also administer Holy Communion when it is requested, and deliver meals and fruit baskets during the holidays.

Need a lift? With advance notice, our Elder Ride program assists those who are unable to drive with a ride to doctor’s appointments when needed. Call 828-728-5353 for more information and for scheduling.