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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Washington DC Area Seniors Ministries - CU Resources #16

See Also Visitations to the Homebound

and

Foggy Bottom Resources for Seniors, by the Foggy Bottom Interfaith Network.
www.savefoggybottom.com/back_issue_pdfs/Seniors_Guide.pdf
Useful information for residents of all areas of DC.

Exercise Class for Seniors
Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church
25 53rd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019
(202) 398-3411
Daytime classes designed for seniors. Call the office for info.

Prime Time
National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20016
(202) 537-0800
This group was formed to provide special opportunities for church members 55 and older. They meet once a month on Thursday mornings for either a program at the church (a speaker, drawing class, bridge, driver safety education class, hymn sing-along, etc.) or for an outing (the National Cathedral Tour and Tea, the American Indian Museum, the Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport, an art gallery, etc.)

Senior Citizen's Club
Shiloh Baptist Church
1500 Ninth Street, NW, Washington DC 20001
(202) 232-4200
Wednesdays from 1pm - 3pm, Heritage Hall

Seniors' Exercise
Shiloh Baptist Church
1500 Ninth Street, NW, Washington DC 20001
(202) 232-4200
Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm, in Heritage Hall.

Senior League
Zion Baptist Church
4850 Blagden Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-4940
Third Thursdays at 11am in the Chapel. Supports senior citizens to “keep abreast of the times” through fellowship, entertainment, and spiritual uplifting meetings. The League fellowships through socials, field trips, theatre parties, interest in politics, attending conferences, and conventions.

Senior Saints' Division
New Samaritan Baptist Church
1100 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002
(202) 397-1870
The Senior Division is designed for a group of seasoned adults (ages 65 and above) that are dedicated to righteous and fruitful living to the fullest which includes activities, workshops, events and services. Please call church for details.

S.K.I.F.F.
(Shipmates Knit In Firm Friendship)
National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20016
(202) 537-0800
This group is open to all, meeting on the first Monday of each month at noon in Stone Hall for lunch and a program. Although its emphasis is on fellowship, Skiff’s supports the Lord’s missions and missionaries worldwide. It is also committed to supplying Bibles for the third grade Sunday school class every year. Dues are $5 per year.

Sunday Evening Club
National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20016
(202) 537-0800
First Sundays at 6pm in Room 110. Founded in 1947 as an inter-denominational group, SEC meets for fellowship, a program and refreshments. In addition, the group sponsors Christian service activities, such as meeting with residents of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, a St. E's Christmas party, running bridge night at Ingleside, and helping with NPC Fall Fair. SEC also sponsors a spring retreat open to all older adults. Please call church for details.

Very Important People
Mount Airy Baptist Church
1100 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 789-0640
The Very Important People (VIP) Senior Afult Ministry provides opportunities for service, growth, fellowship and support to Mount Airy members who are over age 55. The VIPs recognize the unique needs of our senior members to stay actively connected in a church that continues to grow and change at an amazing pace. This ministry offers regular opportunities for fellowship throughout the year.

Young At Heart
Israel Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
557 Randolph Street, Washington DC 20011
(202) 723-5795
We open with a brief devotion, which includes song, scripture, and prayer. Sometimes poems and readings are added. We schedule speakers who discuss different topics that pertain to seniors. We have discussions among the members on various topics of interest. Each year we choose a charity to make contributions to. Often time our charitable contributions go to help children’s outreach organizations. Socially, we enjoy touring sites of the city, using the church to hold luncheons and planning out of the city. We enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie, giving support when needed. Please call church for details.

Zion Baptist Enterprises
Zion Baptist Church
4850 Blagden Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-4940

The mission of the Zion Baptist Enterprises is to provide day care for seniors not only in Zion Baptist Church, but in the community at large. A subsidiary of Zion Baptist Church, it is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia. The ministry provides a comfortable, safe and stimulating atmosphere at 4817 Blagden Avenue, N.W. It is the premier provider of adult day services which includes daily healthy meals, challenging and fun activities in a structured day program. Please call church for details.


ChristUnite.com, a website connecting people to ministries that help to strengthen a relationship with Christ, is shutting down in February 2011. The site’s owner has allowed others to distribute its very helpful information, including the DC area’s regional page. CU's information is not comprehensive, but it is substantial. The DC regional page is posted, with minor changes, on TCDC in this series.


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