Senior citizens at Fayetteville First UMC stay ‘on the move’ with many and varied activities

Keep it moving at Fayetteville First United Methodist. That’s the motto of the church’s seniors as they stay active with each other and in the community.

“We all need to stay connected and giving throughout our lives,” says Carolyn Clifton, associate minister at FFUMC. “Our diverse programs for seniors encourage us to look beyond ourselves, to learn, grow and give to others. Weekly and monthly programs and outings move us toward living whole, balanced lives.”

Each week, the Seasoned Singers share uplifting music together. On Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. they gather in the choir room to rehearse for programs at local assisted living centers and nursing homes.

Active takes on a whole new meaning at Body Recall, an exercise and fitness class especially suited to seniors. Classes are offered in the mornings and afternoons six times each week and are taught by certified instructors. Each session includes 30 classes for $50 or $2 per class. A new session begins April 1.

Ready to walk? Get moving with the Walking Group every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Family Life Center at 1 p.m. where seniors can exercise, talk and enjoy time with friends in a climate-controlled setting. This group supports a variety of church and mission projects through a $1 donation each walking day.

For those who enjoy a lunch setting with friends, the Titus II group meets the first Tuesday of each month. After sharing a meal, the group hears inspirational or informational speakers or enjoys entertainment by drama or choral groups.

Senior Adults Going Everywhere (S.A.G.E.) will head for Social Circle on June 6 to enjoy lunch at the Blue Willow Inn.

Everyone in the community is invited to participate with these active seniors at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Visit online at or call 770-461-4313 for more information or to reserve your spot.

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