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A Senior Adult Ministry at Hope

Encore is Hope's Senior Adult ministry that is created for seniors by seniors. Participants organize and serve in various teams or Life Groups based on shared interests and activities suggested by extensive, targeted research and input from seniors. Encore! has a mission to engage senior adults of every ability and interest to experience abundant Christ-centered life in a community with purpose, fun, and service.

New participants can sign up to join a specific Life Group that fits their interests and abilities. The teams or Life Groups are responsible for leading and managing their respective group including planning, organizing, and producing group activities within Hope’s guidelines.

To learn more about Encore! and how to stay connected, please sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, which is emailed on the fourth Monday of each month. The newsletter is the best way to stay informed about all Encore! happenings. Sign-up today by emailing: hope.encore@hopechurchmemphis.com. For additional information related to Encore! please contact Ernie Hilliard (Ernie.Hilliard@HopeChurchMemphis.com).

Listed below are descriptions of the seven Encore Life Groups and their representative activities.   


This group coordinates production of Encore Monthly Newsletter, internal and external communications, social media, and database management, and Encore email account.

  • Secures, edits content from Encore life groups for newsletter; creates draft of newsletter for staff approval, production, and emailing.
  • Posts, maintains Encore Facebook page
  • Adds new members to Encore Database and keep it up to date 
  • Receives, processes incoming, outgoing email for Encore Email Account
  • Sends email inquiries to respective Life Groups
Entertainment & Fun Events

this group plans, organizes and implements social activities and fun celebration events.

  • Plays, musical performances, theaters
  • Dinners, Lunches, Picnics 
  • Murder Mystery Parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Social gatherings
Exercise & Fitness

This group plans, promotes and organizes senior fitness activities.

  • Line dancing on Thursday and Saturday mornings   
  • Pickle ball
  • Group hiking/walking exercise groups
  • Competitive games
  • Senior Olympics participant events
Travel, Tours & Historical Venues

This group plans, organizes and implements interesting group social travel events to local, nearby venues.

  • 1-2-day adventures
  • Museum visits
  • Historical sites
Community Building

This group plans and organizes small group activities to develop deeper relationships in community.

  • Short-term Bible studies
  • Professional presenters for senior topics and aging well
  • Reading, discussion book club
  • Mental and physical fitness Information
  • Dietary readings
Community Service Projects

This group plans and organizes volunteer service events/projects in the community. Identifies opportunities to give back to the community.

  • Oasis of Hope Seniors support
  • Urban Missions volunteer programs
  • Angel Street  
  • Encore outreaches (face masks project)
Mentoring & Intergenerational Outreach

This group plans and facilitates intergenerational mentoring: elementary age, junior and senior high school, college, and young adults to walk with them in their faith journeys as well as overall development.

  • One to one guide (coach/counselor)
  • Group meetings
  • Attend classes
  • Hangout
  • Attend special events