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, contact Susan Fortenberry at .
February 28 – Monthly Lunch Trip – We are going to lunch at Ichiban Steak & Sushi House in Alpharetta. TIME: Meet at CFUMC at 10:45 AM, depart at 11:00 AM. COST: Free, pay for your own lunch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
March 20 – Gibbs Gardens Day Trip & Lunch – The SAM group is visiting beautiful Gibbs Gardens and having lunch at the Burger Bus in Ball Ground. TIME: Meet at CFUMC at 10:45 AM, depart at 11:00 AM. COST: $22, includes tram. NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
March 28 – Monthly Lunch Trip – We are going to lunch at Harvest on Main in Blue Ridge. TIME: Meet at CFUMC at 10:15 AM, depart at 10:30 AM. COST: Free, pay for your own lunch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Worship and Small Group – Start the week off right with Sunday morning worship and small group! Not every group is so small, but we can receive our small (and large) blessings by being in God's house and enjoying fellowship with one another! Early Service at 8:30 AM, with small group at 9:30 AM. Contemporary Service at 9:30 AM, with small group at 10:30 AM. Traditional Service at 11:00 AM, with small group at 9:30 AM.
Hands for God meets in room 126 from 10:00 AM -12:00 noon (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 Narthex (close to the sanctuary doors.) 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 - Tuesdays there are several dozen or more folks working together to create joyful music with their mountain dulcimers and a variety of other string and percussion instruments! Beginning class meets every Tuesday at 12:00 Noon in room 126. Hilltop String Band Rehearsal meets every Tuesday at 12:00 Noon in the Choir room and 1:30 PM in Room 126. 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.
Sharing your Stories led by Lynn Beer meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. Come together to learn just how simple it can be to put your memories on paper to journal for yourself and to pass on to others. Lynn, a published author, will lead you as you learn the skill of sharing stories! This group meets in room 119 at 11:30 AM. Leader: Lynn Beer.
SENIOR ADULT COUNCIL
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.