Reuven & Janet Ross
Senior Adult Ministers
The Senior Adult Ministry at Highland is made up of vibrant people who fully believe that God is not finished with them yet. Senior Adults are an important part of the Body of Christ, and their wisdom and faithfulness inspire and motivate the next generation of worshippers. Highland loves our Senior Adults!
David and Rosemary Stovall oversee our activities team, organizing monthly game days, planning events and trips, and coordinating rides with the church bus. If you have a suggestion or want information about an activity, contact Rosemary (254-855-3773).
On a regular basis, Senior Adults meet in the Fellowship Hall for table games and a meal of sandwiches, snacks, and desserts. All are welcome! Bring food to share and games to play, and enjoy fellowship with Highland family members. While playing games, we have great conversations, and often pray for critical issues. It’s a wonderful opportunity to build friendships.
During summer months, our Game Days are on the last Thursday of the month at 4pm. During school semesters, we meet on the last Monday of the month at 2pm.
The next time we meet will be Jan. 31, 2022 at 2pm. We'd love you to join us! Bring games to play and snacks to share!
Our Naomi Fellowship is a monthly dinner program for our widows and widowers. Each meal is catered and valued at $11. The Naomis and Friends 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 a great chance to connect with one another. We normally meet in the Fellowship Hall from 6-7:30pm. Reservations are required and can be made with Maudie at (254) 776-4171 or Betty at (254) 495-8036.
The next Naomi Fellowship will be Nov. 16, 2021, at 5pm. We will celebrate Thanksgiving together, eating a traditional meal and singing along with Tom and Jeanie Johnson. We are meeting earlier to accommodate the Naomis who are taking part in the 6:30 Discipleship study.
At “Celebrate Life!” we gather to praise the Lord in song, share testimonies and prayer requests, and reflect on Scripture. We meet the second Tuesday of each month during the school year from 3-4:30pm in the Education Building (120).
Often in our later years, we face sadness, loss, and disappointment. We also experience God’s hand of comfort, healing, and provision. We need an opportunity to share our burdens and pain, joys and victories, and to praise God together.
“Celebrate Life!” reminds us of God’s goodness to us. It helps alleviate sadness and elevate a thankful heart. It motivates us to love and good works and gives us fresh vision for serving God. It also provides a good opportunity for us to meet new people and develop relationships.
Because of COVID-19, Celebrate Life! will NOT meet again until further notice.
We are always in need of loving individuals who would like to serve on our senior adult ministry team. Contact Janet Ross for more information.
Although we are not able yet to lead Bible Studies at the Waco Healthcare and Quality Care Healthcare, a door has opened for us to lead a hymn-sing and devotions for Stoney Brook of Hewitt, the Memory Care ward. If you are interested in this important ministry, contact Janet Ross.
Although we cannot visit nursing homes as freely as we would like, we do take snacks and cards. We are currently gathering items for Christmas bags for 200 residents and staff. Contact Janet if you would like to be a blessing in this way.
When one of our Senior Adults is ill, has had surgery, or has passed away, the Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) and Connection Groups (CGs) usually provide meals. If the person was not in an ABF or CG, then 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 Ministry Team and has a list of people who are willing to drive those needing a ride 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 ( )
Our Life-Givers team offers encouragement, hope, and joy to shut-ins and those in hospitals, rehabs, and healthcare facilities. Many of these precious people are lonely, depressed, and in physical pain; we pray our visits will lift their spirits and express God’s love to them. Not only do we interact with the residents and patients we intend to see, we also reach out to the staff, aides, nurses, and other residents. We are representing Jesus Christ, so we want to touch as many as we can with His love. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus said, “Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do to Me.”
When we visit, we often read God’s Word to them. We pray with them for their needs as the Holy Spirit leads us. Many request prayer for God’s comfort and presence, for His wisdom for their doctors and nurses, kindness from workers, relief from pain, and grace in difficult situations.
Sometimes we sing to and with them or play music for them. We also take Christian magazines and devotionals with us. Sometimes we take cookies or snacks, flowers, or cards.
Our hope and prayer is that our visits will bring a sense of God’s presence and leave them feeling closer to Jesus. If you would like to participate in our Life-Givers ministry, contact Janet Ross.
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 Education Building (124) as we agree together for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. All ages are welcome.
Samuel Chadwick, a Methodist minister in the late 1800's wrote: "The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from prayer. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray."
1 Peter 4:7 - "But the end of all things is at hand; therefore, be serious and watchful in your prayers."
"There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer." Beth Moore
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda wrote, "God wants to answer our prayers of intercession more than we want Him to answer them. Intercession is not a human invention — it is God's idea! He has called us to partner with Him in prayer. God longs to reveal His great power in cities, regions, and nations in order that multitudes of people may be saved. He wants to reveal Himself to those in darkness that they may behold the glorious light of the gospel and come to Him. He wants to see people set free, healed, and restored! He longs to see hell plundered and heaven populated! He has given His people (the Church) all the tools we need through prayer and faith in the mighty name of Jesus to see that happen."
Senior Craft Fun! On Saturday, Oct. 30, Patti Blake will guide us in making coasters with tiles, using fancy holiday napkins and decoupage materials. We'll meet in the Maple Annex at 10am (3020 Maple Ave.), and make coasters for ourselves or to use as gifts. Let us know you are coming so we can buy enough supplies. Bring the cocktail napkins you would like for your coasters! Call the church at 754-0335 to book in.
Senior Adult Ministers