senior ministries

Springfield First has a very active Senior Ministry. We have regular gatherings for fellowship, Bible studies, Sunday morning classes, quilting, games, and trips! Our seniors are very active in volunteerism in many areas of our church: serving as ushers, greeters, and office helpers; assisting with mailings; serving at the Welcome Center; helping in KidLife; joining prayer teams; and in active ministry to our homebound friends in care facilities. We also participate in ministering at the Asbury Children's Supper Hour, Kumler Neighborhood Ministries, the Midwest Mission Distribution Center, and hospice care.

For more information about Senior Ministries, contact Carli Burton.

Senior Ministries opportunities


Spring Communion Service will be on Wednesday, October 30, 

in Atrium 2 and 3 for all of our Caring Friends at 11:30am. This is a

special service for ones who are unable to attend regular church

services and their “Caring Friends” (also known as visitation volunteers). This abbreviated service is planned especially for each of you along with a delicious served meal as we spend more quality time with our caring friends as well as our pastors and staff. 

Please contact Carli Burton or call 793-9760 x111 for reservations. 

Contact Mac Shotwell if transportation is needed.



Our Christmas trip for 2019 will be to the Barn III Dinner Theater in Goodfield, IL. We will depart at 4:15pm from our parking lot. The cost is $62.00 which includes luxury travel; a bountiful delicious meal consisting of salad, prime rib, fried chicken, a seafood entree, many sides, dessert, and drink; plus the show. Please sign-up in the Atrium or contact Carli Burton. Your check made out to First United Methodist will hold your seat. 


Thursday, November 14 - AROUND THE TABLE ADVENTURE: 

                   SENIOR FELLOWSHIP  (AGES 55+)

This month is hosted by Marge Deffenbaugh and Helen Winberg. Join us at 9:30am in Rooms 5&6. We will have sweet treats and coffee ready for you when you arrive. A delicious hot meal will be served at 11:45am. Suggested donation is $5.00.  

Questions? Contact Carli Burton. 

opportunities for seniors


Men and women are invited to this monthly fellowship. The group begins with a devotional, followed by assorted games and lunch.

When: 2nd Thursday of the month (September to June) at 9:30-12:30pm

Where: Rooms 5/6

Contact: Carli Burton


Ladies meet for fellowship and bridge. Bring a sack lunch and join the group for fun.

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 12:00-3:00pm

Where: Rooms 5/6

Contact: Carli Burton


Whether you are a skilled quilter or a beginner, you are welcome to join this group! Bring your own project and a lunch.

When: 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:15am-2:30pm

Where: Rooms 5/6

Contact: Helen Greening

care ministers

To submit a Care Ministry Report, click here.