THE PIONEER’S CLUB

OUR SENIOR’S MINISTRY IS TWO YEARS YOUNG.

 

ON DECEMBER 8, 2015, A TEAM MET TO PRAY, PLAN AND PREPARE TO DEVELOP A SENIOR MINISTRY.

 

FOR SOME TIME, THERE WERE CONVERSATIONS AMONG OUR CONGREGANTS REGARDING THE NEED FOR A “SENIOR MINISTRY.”  THIS WAS ACKNOWLEDGED BY OUR PAST PRIEST, REV. WILLIE DAVILA, AND AS A RESULT A TEAM WAS FORMED TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITES AND TO DETERMINE IF A SENIOR MINISTRY WAS FEASIBLE.  A SURVEY WAS TAKEN AND THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT A SENIOR MINISTRY WAS NEEDED.

 

OFFICERS WERE ELECTED AND A NAMING CONTEST WAS DONE TO SELECT A NAME FOR THE MINISTRY. ON FEBRUARY 9, 2016, THE PIONEER CLUB SENIOR’S MINISTRY WAS LAUNCHED.  THERE WERE 21 PEOPLE IN ATTANDANCE.

 

THE GOAL OF THE PIONEER’S CLUB IS TO MINISTER TO OUR SENIORS IN OUR CHURCH AND THE COMMUNITY.  WE PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY ARE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECOGNIZED AND WE TAP INTO THEIR TALENTS, EXPERIENCES AND WISDOM.  WE MEET THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM IN OUR PARISH HALL.  WE HAVE STRUCTURED MEETINGS WHICH INCLUDE BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRESENTATIONS, LUNCH AND A 50/50 RAFFLE. MEMBERS OFTEN REMAIN TO PLAY GAMES, SUCH AS SCRABBLE, DOMINOES, CARD GAMES, BOARD GAMES, ETC.  ALL OF THESE FUNCTIONS ARE PROVIDED FREE OF COST TO OUR SENIORS.

 

QUARTERLEY MEETINGS ARE HELD AT AN OUTSIDE VENUE TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAYS OF MEMBERS. THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED BY BEING PRESENTED WITH A TOKEN GIFT FROM THE CLUB.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE CRUISES, SUPPORTING C.R.O.S (CHRISTIANS REACHING OUT TO SOCIETY) MINISTRY FOOD BANK AND DONATING NEEDED ITEMS TO RESIDENTS OF THE LORD’S PLACE. 

 

OUR MEMBERSHIP HAS INCREASED TO OVER 50 MEMBERS.

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

“OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE, GROW AND MAINTAIN A STRUCTURED PROGRAM FOR THE SENIORS WITHIN OUR PARISH, THUS AFFORDING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WHILE UTILIZING THEIR WISDOM AND TALENTS TO ASSIST SENIORS WITH MUTUAL CHALLENGES.”