Seniors Over 60 -XYZ Fellowship (Xtra Years Of Zest*) [*zest: a lively quality that increases enjoyment, excitement, or energy!]
About Us... We are an informal group open to anyone with at least 60 years of zest (less zesty spouses may also participate). We will be listing events, classes, or field trips when they are arranged. For more information contact Margaret Sowers, 717-272-9703, via email CUMC.firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the church office. Mission of this group is three-fold:
Provide social opportunities.
Establish a community outreach relationship with the residents of Cornwall Manor to enhance and/or support resident opportunities. This volunteer activity is individually scheduled and not a group-scheduled event.
Establish a “Helping Hand” program for CUMC members 60 years of age and older living alone, not a resident of another retirement or nursing facility, who have lost a loved one, and would appreciate a helping hand.
Activities include: 3-4 seasonal group events: * Spring - dinner honoring church family members 80 years old and older * Fall - themed picnic * Fall/winter - holiday musical event * Bus outings
XYZ Fellowship (Xtra Years of Zest)Autumn Outing Saturday, September 17, 2022 Rain or Shine - Covered Pavilion Handicap accessible facilities & restrooms (No steps, easy walking, handicap unloading onto macadam)
Who: Everyone 60+ and guests (R.S.V.P. for only transportation requested by 9/13) - R.S.V.P. Call Sue Brimmer 717-273-6224 (or) email CUMC.XYZ@gmail.com In addition Bulletin inserts (8/28 & 9/4) will have a tear off section for transportation reservations.
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 11:00 a.m. – Arrival &Social Time 12:00 noon – Pot Luck Autumn Feast Your presence is important, not what you can bring. Donations will be accepted for those wishing to contribute to the XYZ Fund. Bring your favorite autumn/fall food (BBQ, baked beans, salad, side dish, fruit, chips, dessert, etc.). Bring serving utensils marked with your name. Refrigeration provided for cold foods. Bring hot foods in oven safe container or crock pot. (Beverages of apple cider, coffee, tea, sugar-free iced tea, water are provided). 1:30 p.m. – Activities & Social Time Come and enjoy an Antique Car Ride, Horse Shoes, Croquet, music, games, etc. or just relax in the shade with friends on swings & benches or bring your own lawn chairs. 4:00 –Vespers A lovely way to close the day worshipping our Lord in words and song.
Where: Annville Church of the Brethren Pavilion (739 Church Road, Annville) Plenty of Parking. Directions will appear on the bulletin inserts (8/28 & 9/4). Bus will pick-up at normal Cornwall Manor stops @ 11:15 a.m. & continue on to our church lot for additional riders and ‘follow-the-leader’ cars. Bus will return to Cornwall Manor at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Calling All Cards....
We have instituted a Card Ministry as an instrument to extend friendship and caring on behalf of XYZ Fellowship. Perhaps you have some greeting cards such as birthday, get well, sympathy, thinking of you that you'd like to donate. Sometimes drawers and boxes overflow with cards that are forgotten.
Harriet Doll would love to give your donations a new home when recognizing other's life's journeys. There are marked baskets on the bench outside the sanctuary and another on the table near the first floor elevator where you can place you unused cards and envelopes.
Volunteers at Cornwall Manor:
."Caring Friends" Program and other volunteer opportunities. . These community service outreach activities are scheduled to suit the individuals schedule. • Training is provided. • Contact person at Cornwall Manor for volunteer opportunities throughout the campus is Stacia Layser. Stacia also serves as Publications Director and Volunteer Coordinator. (717-273-2647 ext. 1514). A descriptive brochure is available.
XYZ Monthly Outing: • Small group on the bus trips--Bob Ladd, Creator • Each month we would have a designated captain (captains if a couple) who would pick a restaurant or other activity or venue to go to. They would make the reservations and solicit the signups. • The captain or someone he/she assigns would drive the church bus from the church to the restaurant/venue and return, filling the gas tank before returning it to the church. The bus is an important element because of the camaraderie on the trip and it holds 15 including the driver. • Everyone would be responsible for their own meals or other costs and asked to donate toward the cost of the fuel. The dates would have to be cleared with the church office to assure availability of the bus. • Any restaurant for lunch or dinner, dinner theater, Longwood or Hershey Gardens, museum, a minor league baseball game etc. within 1.5 hours away. They can be day or night, weekday or weekend. Use your imagination!!
If interested in sponsoring a monthly XYZ outing, call Bob Ladd 717-269-5508.