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Senior Adults

About

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!

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Activities

The Making of a Disciple Study (Matthew 5) will meet on Tuesdays, at 6:30pm, for Senior and Young Adults together from Sept. 3, 2024.  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. Studying to live the beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount will change your life!  For information or to register, email

Monthly Events

Game Days

On a regular basis, Senior Adults meet for games and shared desserts. All are welcome! While playing games, we have great conversations. It’s a wonderful opportunity to build friendships and community. 

Join us on July 25 and August 29 at 2pm in the Wellness Center, multi purpose room. Bring your favorite dessert to share.  We'll play bingo with good prizes! Email  for information.

Naomi Fellowship

Our Naomi Fellowship is a monthly dinner program for our widows and widowers. The meals are catered and free as a gift to the Naomis.  We also use these evenings as fund-raisers for missions (usually TCF Mercy in southern Africa).  The programs are inspirational, fun, and usually musical. Meeting together monthly from May through November allows us to connect with one another well. 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 June 18, 2024 at 5pm. Clinton Barrineau, a baritone singer/performer, will provide our program with his accomplished pianist, Lisa Robinson. Clinton is beginning to raise funds for his family to go to Italy on long-term missions, so part of our funds raised that month will go to him.

On July 16, at 5pm, our Naomis will enjoy the fun and companionship of the Highland Leader College interns. We do not yet have details of their program, but it's always good! Plan to join us!

Contact  for more information.

Ways to Serve

We are always in need of people who would like to serve on our senior adult ministry team. Contact Janet Ross for more information.

Nursing Home Ministries

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 the last Sunday each 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 and pray with residents, that would be wonderful! Contact Janet for a list of residents.

Meal Ministry Team

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.

Helps Team

We have a Helps Team made up of people who are willing to drive others to the doctor, rehab, or stores. We also have people 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 call Patti Blake at the church office or email or email

Highlanders who can serve our widows and senior adults

Patti Blake keeps a list of who can do a variety of jobs 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

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 weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds..." (2 Cor. 10:4)

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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!

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