There are several opportunities for our older members at First Church:
Communion at Area Retirement Centers:
Brookdale Place (formerly Merrill Gardens) – 2nd Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Pine Valley – 2nd Tuesdays at 2:45 p.m. Occasionally we offer communion
at Clara Verner and Capstone Village
Sunday School Classes: There are a number of classes with various lesson
formats and differing group sizes.
Group Exercise Classes: Senior Fitness Classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8-8:45 a.m. in the Church Activity Center.
Day Trips: Merry Methodists take day trips periodically to Birmingham Broadway Series, area attractions, pilgrimages, other events and programs.
Overnight Trips: Merry Methodists take short overnight trips a couple of times a year. Previous trips to Callaway Gardens, Nashville, Mobile, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.
Extended Trips: One or two extended 4-14 day trips occur a year. For information about extended trips, contact Ethelyn Stuhr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-799-6841.
AARP Smart Driver Course | This 6 hour course will be offered to the public on October 30, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at FOCUS on Senior Citizens in the McAbee Center 3801 Loop Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (close to the VA Hospital). This course offers an important opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. The course contains up to date information about changes over time in the driver, the vehicle and the roads. The course is designed to help drivers boost safety, awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility and maintain independence. Successful completion of the class may entitle the participant to a reduction in their car insurance rate for 3 years. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Registration is being administered throught the FOCUS office. The FOCUS number is 205-553-3133. The instructor for the course is Joe Robinson.