Senior Ministries

Senior Ministry Mission Statement....

Enabling seniors to continue to experience the baptismal promise of being part of the Lord’s family.

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's growth in building itself up in love.”    Ephesians 4:15-16

Leadership Team 

Back row left to right: Denny Reiman, Terri Reiman, Bonnie Arthur, Leo Arthur
Front row left to right: Marrita Fink, LaDonna Ashmore

Older adults from early retirees and empty nesters on up are invited to participate and help with events. Contact Maritta or a team member if you have questions or would like to join us.

Tammy Follensbee - Interim Senior Ministry Team Leader


Upcoming Events

Friday Friendly
February 14 - We3 featuring Nicole Pesce

OWL Adventure Bus Trips
March 19 - Arizona Copper Art Museum

**Scroll down for more information on bus trip**

Friday Friendly Luncheon

Sign up and pay at  Senior Ministry Cart

or contact Tammy at the church office or email:


Friday Friendly Luncheon

February 14, 2020

12noon in Fellowship Hall

We3 Featuring Nicole Pesce 

Nicole Pesce is a favorite of the Friday Friendly group and to have her on piano along with Renee Grant, vocals, and Suzanne Lansford on violin on Valentine’s Day is a real treat.

Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger Nicole Pesce entertains audiences with her unique blend of virtuosity, humor and pizzazz.  With a repertoire consisting of over 12,000 memorized songs; Nicole is often dubbed “the human iPod” and is recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix” by the Arizona Republic.

Nicole has performed for Muhammad Ali, George Benson, Ricky Martin, George Bush, Sr., Waylon Jennings, Taylor Hicks, Janet Napolitano, Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Carter, Chris Rock, Steve Nash, The Gypsy Kings, Verne Troyer and Brian Setzer.

This is entertainment you do not want to miss!



Join us for a hot, catered meal in the fellowship of others. A suggested donation of $10.00 helps us operate. Sign-up sheets will be at the Senior Ministry Cart (red and white striped awning in Narthex) and at the church office reception area.


Dessert Volunteers Needed!!
Contact Renate Kaufman at 602-866-9191 if you would like to bake a cake, pie, etc.

Homemade desserts are preferred!


OWL Adventures Bus Trip

O.W.L. Adventures at

Arizona Copper Art Museum

Thursday, March 19, 2020

8:00am to 4:00pm 
(be to All Saints by 7:45am)

$20.00 pays for the bus, 
entrance fee, and docent. 

Lunch is not included in the price.


We start with a one hour and 15-minute guided tour that will give us the history of the museum and copper. After the tour we will have time to explore the museum on our own. We will have lunch at Scott’s Main Street Café.  The café is a very short walk from the museum. The café features soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, fish-and-chips, noodle dishes, pizza, and more.

Arizona’s Greatest Treasure is in Clarkdale!
The Arizona Copper Art Museum tells a genuine story, one that marries Arizona’s greatest treasure with world legends and fantastic art by returning copper
home to where it all began.


Sign up and pay at  Senior Ministry Cart

or contact Tammy at the church office or email:


We Have Fun! 

Calling Tree & New Daily Check-in Choice

Do you live alone?  Would you like a daily reassurance call from an All Saints friend?

Calling Tree is just what you're looking for.  Calling Tree is a service offered by volunteers from All Saints Lutheran Church.  The program is offered year round and without charge.

Every morning program participants call their designated volunteer.  When a volunteer does not receive a call from their appointed participant, they will initiate a standard procedure to locate the participant and ensure that he/she does not need assistance.

In addition to our on-going telephone assurance program, you can now choose to be partnered with just one person and check in with each other via cell phone, text, email or whatever method works best for the two of you. A quick text each morning will allow you to be assured that someone knows you are okay.

For more information, please contact Maritta Fink at 602-866-9191 ext. 110 or or click
More Information to read more about the program.

Helpful Information on Medicare & Health Insurance Benefits

Senior Ride Program

Envoy America


On April 3rd, 2019 a senior member of our congregation, Emma Glaze, was interviewed by a local television station about the Envoy Program. To see the photos of the interview on our Facebook page CLICK HERE or for Instagram CLICK HERE

Thank you to all who have donated to this program!!

Reliable and convenient transportation is a critical component to quality of life as we age. Those who can no longer drive are forced to make uncomfortable decisions about whether to stay home, ask someone to help them or navigate the complications of public transportation. Here, with the help of a young company called Envoy America, we have a proposed solution for solving the challenges of getting to worship. Below is the outlined plan for a 6 month trial period for offering transportation to the 9:00am Sunday worship service.

Envoy is much more than a curb-to-curb ride. Their unique combination of transportation, companionship and assistance is a value-packed service and there is much to learn about what they offer.

  • November 4th – The first Sunday that rides will be offered at the 9:00am service.

We are delighted to be launching this transportation solution that will enable people to maintain an active presence in our worshipping community. If you are interested in providing financial support for this worthy cause, please contact
Pastor Kristin or Maritta Fink.


Area Agency on Aging Information

Free, 24-hour Senior Help Line 602-264-4357
Area Agency on Aging Website

Are you caring for a family member or loved one?

Duet: Partners in Health and Aging

Phone number 602.274.5022


A family caregiver is defined as someone who provides unpaid care for a loved one. Many family members don’t consider such care “caregiving” – they are just doing what comes naturally. Whether the care is provided in town or across the country, it’s a responsibility that can take a physical, mental and emotional toll.

Duet will help you take better care of yourself—so you can take better care of your loved one.

Duet offers a variety of caregiver support groups, symposiums and workshops. Call the number above or check out their website to learn more. One recommendation is the video discussion series called Finding Meaning and Hope. Based on the groundbreaking book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief, by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., this video series occupies a unique place in the caregiving landscape. Dr. Boss is best known for her groundbreaking research as the pioneer theorist and clinical practitioner of stress reduction for people whose loved ones are physically present, but psychologically absent, coined “ambiguous loss.”



alzheimer's association

24/7 Helpline    1-800-272-3900

Desert Southwest Chapter

Currently, more than 170,000 are living with Alzheimer’s disease in Arizona and southern Nevada, and over 400,000 family and friends are providing care.

Serving Arizona and southern Nevada, the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter provides education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout the community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers in-person support groups and an online community for caregivers, individuals living with Alzheimer's and others dealing with the disease.


Veterans Heritage Project

Veterans Heritage Project (VHP)

...connects students with veterans in their communities, offering students the opportunity to become immersed in one-on-one personal accounts of heroism and service to our Country, while learning life-long skills, developing a passion for history, writing and civics, and an appreciation of the freedoms which came through the sacrifices of those who have served our nation.

VHP is an after-school club or in-classroom course for 8th through 12th grade and college-level students that is tied to class curriculum such as English, Social Studies, Civics or History. Students are responsible for interviewing, writing and celebrating their veterans’ stories of military experience. They become published authors, by contributing their stories to VHP’s annual hard-covered books entitled Since You Asked and permanent audio-visual archiving at the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC. Students honor their veterans through their Chapter’s annual book signing celebration.

Several people from All Saints have participated in this project and they have received their own copy of the “Since You Asked” book that includes their own story and pictures. If you would like to be interviewed by a student and have your story entered into the archives at the Library of Congress go to this website and click on “Stories/Books” in the red bar at the top of the page. Then click on “AZ-Vets Interview Request. Or call the local VHP office at 602-218-4036 or call Maritta Fink at All Saints to help you get connected to the program.