Reuven & Janet Ross
Senior Adult Ministers
The Senior Adult Ministry at Highland is focused on encouraging mature people to continue fervently serving the Lord. They know that God is not finished with them, so they passionately seek Him, and share Him with others. Senior adults are a strategic part of the Body of Christ. Their wisdom and faithfulness inspire and motivate other generations of worshippers. Many seniors are intentionally making disciples, some are involved in prayer groups, and many others serve in various capacities. Highland loves our Senior Adults and their love for Jesus!
The Faithful till the End Discipleship Study (out of Matthew 24-25) meets on Tuesdays, at 6:30pm, for Senior and Young Adults together from Feb. 13 - May 21. This challenging, intergenerational study also provides trusted relationships as we share and pray together in small groups. We meet weekly in the Chapel for teaching, and then break into groups. This study is about living faithfully as disciples of Jesus during these Last Days. For information or to register, email .
On a regular basis, Senior Adults meet for games and a meal of sandwiches or just snacks and desserts. All are welcome! While playing games, we have great conversations, and often pray for critical issues. It’s a wonderful opportunity to build friendships.
The next time we meet will be in March, 2024. Join us in the Wellness Center, multi purpose rooms. Email for information.
Crafts with Patti
Patti Blake leads us in crafts, with the intention of blessing us and reaching our neighbors who want to join us. Our next craft event is not scheduled, but you can email Patti for information.
Our Naomi Fellowship is a monthly dinner program for our widows and widowers. Each meal is catered and valued at $11. The Naomis pay $4 each, and the church pays the balance as a blessing to them. The programs are inspirational, fun, and usually musical. Meeting together monthly from May through November gives us good opportunities to connect with one another. We meet in the Fellowship Hall from 5-6:30pm. Reservations are required and can be made with Mary Ramos at (956) 206-3285 or with Janet at
Our next Naomi Fellowship will be in May, 2024. We will have a Deacon/Naomi Banquet on April 26 at 6pm.
Contact for more information.
We are always in need of people who would like to serve on our senior adult ministry team. Contact Janet Ross for more information.
We lead a monthly hymn-sing and devotions for Stoney Brook of Hewitt - Memory Care. Another ministry with music and Bible teaching takes place at Royal Manor in Hewitt one Sunday a month. We also meet at Waco Healthcare twice a month on Thursday mornings. We provide a service for Lakeshore Estates one-two Sundays a month at 10am. If you are interested in these areas of ministry, contact Janet Ross.
Highland currently has 16 people in eight facilities. If you would like to visit, pray with residents, take snacks and Christian reading materials, that would be wonderful! Contact Janet for a list of residents.
When one of our Senior Adults is ill, has had surgery, or transitioned to Heaven, the Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) and Connection Groups (CGs) usually provide meals. If the person was not in an ABF or CG, the request for food goes to the Meal Ministry Team for a meal train or a meal following a funeral. If you would like to cook or bake for those in need, contact Janet Ross.
Kathy Hunter oversees our Helps Team and has a list of people who are willing to drive others to the doctor, rehab, or stores. She also has people who are willing to do repair work or yard work. If you need help or are willing to offer your services to those in need, you can email Kathy ( )
Highlanders who can serve our widows and senior adults
Patti Blake keeps a list of who can do what for our seniors - odd jobs, repairs, household or yard chores. If you are willing to help, please give Patti your name and what you can do. Call her at the Highland office at 254-754-0335.
Watch & Pray is an intercessory prayer gathering that meets on Wednesdays at 4-5:15pm. We pray for Highland concerns, Waco, the USA, Israel, missions, the persecuted church, and other nations. Our desire is to be part of what God is doing - and we do that best through prayer. Join us in the Wellness Center as we agree together for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. All ages are welcome.
"If we understood the potential power of our prayers, we would be on our knees a hundred times a day asking HIm for things that would turn the world upside down." Brother Andrew of Open Doors
Wesley Duewel in his book, Mighty Prevailing Prayer, wrote: “Whatever gets you too busy for prayer time, whatever distracts you from holy prevailing, whatever robs you of hunger for God, for souls, & for time for prayer warfare is a hindrance to God & His kingdom. You cannot afford it... You have no greater ministry or no leadership more influential than intercession.”
The Sermon on the Mount Discipleship Study meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 for Senior and Young Adults together. This challenging, intergenerational study also provides trusted relationships as we share and pray together in small groups. We meet in the Chapel for teaching, then break into groups. We are in Matthew 6, and will begin Matthew 7 in October. For information or to register, email .
Newcomers are welcome!
Senior Adult Ministers