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 the following 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!
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).
The Sermon on the Mount Discipleship Study meets on Tuesdays, at 6:30pm, for Senior and Young Adults together during the school year. 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, then break into groups. Our next season of discipleship will begin on Jan. 10 as we move on in studying Matthew 5 together. We're up to Matthew 5:14-15. For information or to register, email .
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 some months at 4pm. During school semesters, we usually meet on the last Monday of some months at 2pm.
The next time we meet will be Thursday, January 23 at 2pm. Join us in the Fellowship Hall!
A few times a year, we have crafts led by Patti Blake. Our next Craft event will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10am, in the Maple Annex. We'll be making Christmas decorative plates. Email Patti for more information or to register:
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 a great chance to connect with one another. We meet in the Fellowship Hall during the Fall months from 5-6:30pm. Reservations are required and can be made with Mary Ramos at (956) 206-3285
Our next Naomi Fellowship will be May 16, 2023.
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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, the Memory Care ward. Another ministry with music and Bible teaching takes place at Royal Manor in Hewitt two Sundays a month. We've just begun meeting at Waco Healthcare twice a month on Thursday mornings. If you are interested in these areas of ministry, contact Janet Ross.
Although we cannot visit nursing homes as freely as we would like as a group, we do take snacks and Christian reading materials on occasion for the residents. We can also visit individually in most Homes now. Contact Janet if you would like to be involved in reaching out to these precious 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 Ministry Team and has a list of people who are willing to drive people 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 and pray with them 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.
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 Maple Annex at 3020 Maple 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
"Prayer is the portal that brings the power of heaven down to earth. It is kryptonite to the enemy and to all his ploys against us." Priscilla Shirer
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. For information or to register, email .
We are taking a summer break and will reconvene on Sept. 6.
Senior Adult Ministers