Nurturing Messengers

Serving Senior Adults


“Show your fear of God by standing up in the presence of elderly people and showing respect for the aged. I am the Lord.” ~Leviticus 19:32

Older adults provide communities with more than tradition. They offer themselves, their faith, wisdom, and experience for the benefit of God’s kingdom here on earth. Volunteers serve senior adults at about 10 retirement communities in Granbury, plus our home bound. Those we serve include Granbury First senior adult members, older relatives of our members, and Methodists who have relocated to Granbury. The purpose of this ministry is to maintain a caring relationship with our senior adults who are sick, home bound, or in retirement communities and can’t attend Granbury First regularly. Older adults gather with other faithful members to connect with themselves and with each other and to nurture a deeper understanding of their God.
Opportunities to serve with Nurturing Messengers include:
-Volunteers serve Senior Adults at about 12 retirement communities, plus our home bound
-Giving communion monthly to our sick, home bound, and those in nursing homes & assisted living facilities
-Singing monthly and providing special music to residents of selected nursing homes
-Sending greeting cards to our Senior Adults
-Distributing Sanctuary flowers to nursing home and home bound members
-Leading Bible studies weekly for residents of facilities such as Quail Park Retirement Village
-Providing Upper Room publications to our senior adults
-Conducting Senior Adult Recognition Day to honor our older adults
-Providing transportation to church for our senior members on Sundays
-Become a nurturing Messenger by joining a FUMC group that ministers in a variety of ways to residents of a specific retirement facility
For more information, please contact the church office. 
To learn more about the Senior Adults Ministry in the United Methodist church, please see the