Our Senior Adults continue to be some of the most active people in our church. Why? We have a spirit that is unshakeable. We continue to open our hearts and minds to the love of God. Because we have activities, classes, events and missions designed specifically to meet our seniors' needs. So if you are 55 plus and proud of it… join us!



To register for all SAM events, pick up a registration form in the SAM mailbox located in the workroom beside the church office. For more information about SAM activities, contact Susan Weiland at .

August 24 – Rome Braves/Fireworks – This event is full.

September 10 - AARP Smart Driver Course - from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Registration is required.  Contact Paul Galanek at 770-591-9347.  $15 for AARP members - $20 for non-members.  For more information visit

September 26 – 4th Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon – The SAM Council is hosting a special appreciation luncheon in honor of YOU--the senior adults of CFUMC. We will serve a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts. Because this is a FREE event, it is open to only our CFUMC senior adults. Space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. RSVP deadline is September 10. Call the church office at 770-479-2502 to register or contact .

October 16 – Fall Apple Trip & Lunch at Bigun’s BBQ – Join us for our annual fall trip to North Georgia. We will be visiting Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge and having lunch at Bigun's BBQ on the way home. Space is limited and registration is required. We will meet at CFUMC at 10:30 AM and return around 3:30 PM. COST: Free - you pay for your own lunch. Deadline to register is October 4. Contact  to register.

October 23 - Lunch Bunch - We will be going to the Smith House for lunch and doing some shopping on the square in Dahlonega. We will meet at CFUMC at 9:15 AM and return around 3:00 PM. The trip is free but you pay for your own lunch at the door ($16.99 plus tax and tip). Space is limited and registration is required. Contact  to register.

December 5 - Annual Tate House Christmas Luncheon - We will be returing to the Tate House for lunch! Registration opens to CFUMC members only from 9/1 to 9/10. Open registration to everyone (members and non-members) begins 9/11. Deadline to register is 10/14. COST: $35 (CFUMC members); $40 (non-members). Space is limited and REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT IS REQUIRED. No registration accepted without payment. Contact  to register.




Worship and Spiritual Growth Groups – Start the week off right with Sunday morning worship and small group study.  Early Service at 8:30 AM in the Chapel, Contemporary Service at 9:30 AM and Traditional Service at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Spiritual Growth Groups at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  Click here for a list of Spiritual Growth Groups.


Hands for God Needlework Group meets in Room 126 from 10:00 AM -12:00 noon on the first and third Monday of each month (except holidays). Hook and needle artists of all kinds, ages, sizes, and skill levels are invited! Patterns are suggested for prayer shawls, “lapghans,” hats, cross-stitch bookmarks, care bears and other cuddle creatures to donate to those in need in our local community. Use one of these, or one of your own; be as creative or simple as you want. There are no deadlines or pressure. Feel free to bring your personal project to join in the fun! If you don’t knit or crochet, we need Finishers to stitch on labels and tie on tags; no needlework skill is required! Attendance is not required to donate items. We also need yarn - full or partial skeins. These can be dropped off in the bin marked “Hands For God” located in the stairwell. Leader: Brenda McKeraghan.

Book Hens meets at 6:30 PM on the first Monday of the month, January—November, in room 119. September meetings are on the second Monday. Each month we read a different book, selected from a variety of fiction and non-fiction works, and come together to discuss what we’ve read. Leader: Carol Rowe.


Hilltop Strummers Dulcimer Group – On Tuesdays the Hilltop Strummers get together to create joyful music with their mountain dulcimers and a variety of other string and percussion instruments! Throughout the year, this group plays for other church groups, assisted living facilities, and civic associations. The String Band meets in the choir room from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, and the Strumalongs meet in Room 126 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Both bands come together to practice in Room 126 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.  Leader: Patsy Jordan.

S.A.M. Crafting with Jean - All classes are the 2nd Tuesday of the month, downstairs in Room 119 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, except December.  Please bring scissors, a ruler and tape to each class, all other supplies will be provided.  In every class we learn new crafting techniques and make at least two cards per class. Cost: $5.00 per class. Leader: Jean Garner.   



The Senior Adult Council of Canton First UMC is made up of dedicated, hard-working individuals whose main purpose is to serve the needs of the Senior Adult Ministry. The Council consists of appointed representatives who meet to discuss, plan, and make decisions regarding activities of interest to our senior adults, including programs, events, trips, and community service. 

We welcome your suggestions and comments. 





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