Seniors  Ministry  
JOY Givers (Just Older Youth) Fellowship

2ndHalf

Mission Statement:
To encourage those in our church fellowship who are 50 and over to participate in activities that foster spiritual growth and health, age-level educational pursuits, outreach, and wholesome fellowship events. To promote strong focal points of need so that people may be involved in an area of interest to them.

Senior’s Facts:
Senior adults make up the fastest growing segment of our society; forty percent of Americans are now 50 years or more! Their numbers are growing three times faster than the national population rate. At the turn of the last century, life expectancy was 37 years and there were only three million people age 65 age and older. Today, life expectancy has more than doubled to over 75 years and there are more than 35 million who are age 65 and older. As a result, Yucaipa First Assembly is working to be more aware of the need to provide informed, intentional and innovative ministries and ministry opportunities to those who are celebrating the second half of life.

Activities:
Joy Givers Fellowship sponsors several activities throughout the year: Concerts, Homecoming video events with lunch, and various trips planned. They join in with the San Bernardino Section to have a special annual luncheon at Benedict Castle in Riverside. Also, they join the SoCal Network at a campmeeting at Pinecrest Conference Center in Twin Peaks in the San Bernardino Mountains each September.


Calendar:

March 9 Luncheon at Benedict Castle
September 1-4 Campmeeting at Pinecrest Conference Center

Heritage Hero Award:
The Heritage Hero Award is given every year by the SoCal Network 2nd Half Ministries at a luncheon in February or March at Benedict Castle in Riverside, CA. Each recipient has been active in ministry at Yucaipa First Assembly for several years.


2011 – Lois Wilson
2012 – Juanita Vincent
2013 – Lorraine Hamblen
2014 – Mike Schera 2015 - ?

It is easy to feel like your days of contributing something great are over, but we believe differently. Come join us.

Opportunities:
Servant Evangelism
MAPS RV Volunteers