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
Denny Reiman, Terri Reiman, Nancy O'Connor, Tammy Follensbee
We need older adults, early retirees, and empty nesters to participate and help with events. Contact Tammy or a team member if you have questions or would like to join us.
Tammy Follensbee - Director of Senior Ministries
Organ Stop Pizza Bus Trip
Senior Ministries invites our OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) and MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) to Organ Stop Pizza on Friday, January 7th, 2022.
The bus leaves at 10:00am and we will return to church by 2:00pm. Please, be to the church by 9:45am to allow for time to board the bus.
We will enjoy an “all you can eat” pizza buffet, ice cream, and the music of the Mighty Wurlitzer. Senior Ministry will pay for one scoop of ice cream per guest. All other ice cream choices are paid for by the guest.
The price for lunch and the bus is $15.00 for adults and children over the age of 10 years, $10.50 for ages 3 to 9 years, and children under 2 years are free. We ask for a goodwill donation to tip the bus driver when we return to the church.
Anyone is welcome to invite their grandchildren or other extended family members to join in the fun. The more the merrier for our semi-private lunch and organ concert. We must have 50 guests attend to meet Organ Stop Pizza lunch requirements. If we have 100 guests sign up our lunch will be private and an additional bus will be booked.
Sign-up starts Sunday, December 5th. Sign up at the Senior Ministry Cart in the Narthex on Sundays, with Tammy Follensbee or Pr. Kristin, or with the MOPS leaders.
*A note for our OWLS, this bus trip will be in lieu of a January Friday Friendly.*
IMPORTANT: TSA REQUIRES PROPER WEARING OF FACE MASKS, PER FEDERAL LAW WHEN TRAVELING ON BUSES. EXEMPTIONS TO THIS RULE ARE FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 2 OR FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITES. THANK YOU!
Cut-Ups Sewing & More
Contact: Tammy Follensbee
The Cut Ups meet each Wednesday at 9:00am.
All are welcome to join the group to create lap quilts, baby items, shawls, and more. Sewing machines, materials, yarn and tools are provided for you. Items made are donated to community resources in need such as hospitals, care homes, and foster homes. Both men and women of any skill level are welcome to join the Cut-Ups on Wednesday mornings.
Come to sew, knit, crochet, quilt or cut fabric and share your talents and to learn from the group.
We Have Fun!
Senior Ride Program
RESUMES SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021.
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. We are 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, 2018 – The first Sunday that rides were 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 Tammy Follensbee.
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.
Helpful Information on Medicare & Health Insurance Benefits
Area Agency on Aging Information
Free, 24-hour Senior Help Line 602-264-4357
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.”
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 http://veteransheritage.org 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 Tammy Follensbee at All Saints to help you get connected to the program.