The JOY Seeker Ministry

Thalia Lynn's senior adults are actively involved in every aspect of our church: worship, Bible  study classes, missions organizations, and in church leadership positions.  Our ministry to  senior adults is known as the JOY Seeker Ministry.  This ministry, directed by the church’s Senior Adult Minister, Sharon Walpole, is designed to address the needs and interests of adults aged 55 and above.  We sponsor events that are open to those of any age whose schedules permit them to participate.  Programming is offered to meet the spiritual, mental, physical, and social needs of the “ second half ” of our lives.

JOY Seeker Dinners are fellowship opportunities that are typically scheduled on the third Thursday each month and include a devotion and after-dinner entertainment Reservations may be made by calling the church office (757-499-0557) by the Monday before the dinner.

JOY Singers is a choir made up of adults whose schedules permit them to be available on Tuesdays.  On altering weeks we "practice our praise" then share the joy we have found in Christ by singing and presenting devotional programs at several retirement facilities in our community.  Join us!

JOY-Days are events sponsored by the JOY Seeker Ministry that will be of interest not only to our congregation but to others in our community.  Some recent JOY Days included making cards for the homebound, packing meals for the homeless, and preparing cookie bags for teachers as they returned to school.  All are invited to participate.  We have also had guests who spoke about Bee-keeping, Elder Law, Home Safety, Senior Services, Heart Health, Attracting Butterflies to our Gardens, etc.  Our annual Plant Exchange has become a favorite event. 

JOY Trips are day - or overnight - trips to destinations of interest.  In the past we have visited The Virginia Aquarium, the Hermitage Museum, and Lancaster, PA for several Sight and Sound shows.

Information about our programming is available in the JOY Newsletter  as well as in the TLBC weekly bulletin and the monthly Vision.  Please call Sharon at 757-499-0557.  If you have questions or suggestions.