The Cornerstone Senior Adult Ministry seeks to honor God by providing opportunities for senior adults to grow spiritually, to fellowship with one another, to encourage the "shut-ins" of the church, and to reach the lost and non-churched senior adults in the community. Through Bible studies, outreach opportunities, and involvement in various church ministries, senior adults are encouraged to serve until Jesus comes.
Adult Bible Study
Each Sunday morning at 9:45, our senior adults meet in the Great Room for our Adult Bible Study taught by Pastor Townsend. Following a time of "light" refreshments, and the sharing of prayer requests, a Bible lesson is presented giving opportunity for senior adults to interact by asking questions and entering into discussion. In support of one another during the week, and to "bear one another's burdens," each person leaves with a "Cornerstone Prayer Sheet" listing the physical and spiritual requests of fellow seniors.
Our impetus for ministry is Psalm 71:17-18 where-in David prays "O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wonderous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to everyone that is to come."
- "Shut-in" Visitation: weekly visits to "shut-ins" and those in rehabilitation centers
- "Senior Adult" Visitation: contact senior adults who recently visited GBC
- "Vocal Ensemble": available for those seniors that enjoy singing
- "Thanksgiving & Christmas Baskets": turkey with all the trimmings for needy families
Many of our senior adults are involved in various other ministries of Granite Baptist; some in children's ministry and adult church choir, while others are in outreach ministries such as the bus ministry, soul-winning, and RU.
To provide for Christian fellowship and times of enjoyment, our senior adults meet monthly for a "Thursday Gathering" in the Great Room or an activity at the home of one of our church members, centering around such themes as "Presidents' Day Celebration," "School Days," "Tacos and Table Games," "Let the Grilling Begin," and "Autumn Fireside Fellowship." Singing, sharing, a guest speaker, and a delicious luncheon are a part of each event.
Our senior adults look forward to "getting out of town" for a day to sight-see and visit places of interest not only in Maryland but in neighboring states. Morris Meadows Histroical Museum, Longwood Gardens, National Apple Harvest Festival, Hershey Chocolate World, Green Dragon and Ephrata Cloister, Old Bedford Village, and Sight-Sound productions are samplings of trips enjoyed by our folks. A ride on the Western Maryland Railroad and a Tangier Island Cruise have also proven to be delightful experiences. Transportation is provided by Granite Baptist Church.