Senior Ministry

HBC’s Senior Ministry aims to minister to our retirees and older through the 5 purposes of the church: missions, discipleship, fellowship, ministry and worship. Toward that end, we try to balance our offerings to address each of these needs. Sponsored events include workshops on topics like managing Medicare and caring for aging parents, hymn sings, special discipleship events, or mission projects specifically designed for senior adult participation.
SENIOR ADULT LUNCHEON – Luncheons are held throughout the year.  The luncheons are held in the Fellowship Hall.  We know our church and community are so much richer because you are part of it and we are grateful for you.  Transportation is provided.
SUNDAY SCHOOL – Fidelis, our senior adult Sunday School class is led by Sherry Miller.  This group of senior adults delves into in-depth studies of Biblical books, in addition to using Smyth & Helwys’ “Formations” curriculum.  Members enjoy genuine fellowship and appreciate one and their’s life and faith experience.  This group will also venture out into the world with one-day trips to local places of interest like Montpelier, Ash Lawn and Belle Grove Plantation.
VISITATION TEAM – We have a team of members who provide spiritual care to those members who cannot attend church services.  The team calls and visits with members who are in the hospital, living in retirement communities or still in their homes.  They deliver smiling faces, hugs and occasionally flowers to those they visit to brighten their day.  Occasionally our Visitation Team will transport members to doctor appointments, for medical tests or shopping for groceries.  Anyone interested can join our Visitation Team by contacting the office for more information.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – This ministry was started in 2006, when Jean Holthaus and a group of dedicated ladies knitted and presented over thirty prayer shawls and lap robes to our sick and shut-ins.  This ministry was revitalized in 2015.  We now have a group of dedicated ladies who not only knit and crochet shawls and robes, but also stuffed animals which are presented to sick children and placed in our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  If you can knit or crochet and would like to join this group, please contact Mary Smith at
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PLENTI-NINE – A group whose purpose is to promote Christian growth and fellowship through a variety of activities. Participants are individuals from Harrisonburg Baptist Church, most are retired, but there are no age restrictions. The only requirements for participation are some free time, an inquiring mind and a willingness to share in costs. Quarterly dinner meetings provide an opportunity for planning a variety of events. The group has traveled to locations such as Myrtle Beach, SC; Lancaster, PA; Winchester, VA; Richmond, VA; the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at Dulles; and Peaks of Otter. Interested members read and discuss several books each year, and there are occasional picnics and hikes. Everyone is welcome to participate!



Plenti-Nine Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 5
Day Trip to Wohlfahrt Haus in Wytheville
Sunday, August 19
7 pm – Generations Park Concert followed by Ice Cream at Oakdale Park, Shelter #1
Tuesday, September 4
7 pm – Book Study led by Tom Reynolds in Room 111
Friday, September 14
7 pm – Kenya Trip Presentation by Eli Weavers & Joyce Deavers (HBC Fellowship Hall)
Tuesday, October 2 – Wednesday, October 3
Trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Thursday, October 11
6 pm – Quarterly Meeting at Traditions Restaurant
Augusta Baptist Association – ABA hosts a variety of senior adult activities to include guest speakers, luncheons and day and overnight trips.  See the calendar below on upcoming events.  Contact the church office for more info.
Saturday, September 15
A day trip to Sight and Sound to production of
Tuesday, September 18
A day trip to visit the Museum of the Bible.
Monday, October 1-Thursday, October 4
A trip to Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum.
Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3
An overnight trip to Sight and Sound and other area attractions.