Senior Adults

Senior Adults

Here at Hope we have a variety of opportunities for Senior Adults to enjoy! Check out some oppotunities below that are designed specifically for you! Check the calendar at the bottom of the page for meeting times and locations!


Encore! is a ministry specifically for mature adults in the second half of their lives. Encore! is a monthly gathering designed to create a fun and encouraging place with food, fellowship and teaching for mature adults to experience life together. We hope to meet you soon! For more information about Encore!, contact Adult Education Pastor Dave Ruff (

Encore! AM
We have Encore AM which meets on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in room 230 for fun, food, fellowship and growing in our faith in Christ. It is a great way to get to know others in the same stage of life and utilizes a lot of small group discussion about relevant topics. Starting in 2018- 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17.

Encore! PM 
We are also piloting an Encore PM gathering which meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 for working seniors. It consists of having a lightly catered dinner together with a devotion and small group interaction after dinner.

Encore! Social Calendar 

Hope Member and Dean of the School of Health Studies at The University of Memphis, Dr. Rick Bloomer, will be hosting a special Encore seminar, Fit After Fifty: Part 2, at Hope this Thursday, May 17, at 10:00 am in Room 230. This special seminar will include a discussion on how to combat physical and mental decline of aging through the correct nutrition and exercise. For more information, contact

Encore! Informational Seminars 
We will be hosting informative seminars on financial professionals on retirement sometime in the winter of 2018. Dates are yet to be determined. For more information or to be put on the Encore roster to receive updates and dates of events, email Pastor Dave Ruff.

Classics Sunday School

Using the model created by St. Ignatius of Loyola, we will study the Gospels and the culture of the Jewish nation. We will look at how the words of Jesus impacted their lives, and how to apply them to our current time. For more information, contact Connie Patterson (


Looking for an opportunity to volunteer at Hope? Look no further! Click here to view a list of volunteer opportunities currently available. Not sure where to start or what you'd be interested in? Email Connecting Manager Phoenix Pope ( and she'll help you take the first step at volunteering at Hope!