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 – Mark Your Calendar!  All senior adults are invited on Thursday, September 20 at 12 noon in the fellowship hall for a luncheon in your honor.  We will join together for fellowship, food and good fun!  Sign up on the Communication Card or call the church office so we can plan the menuf.  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

Tuesday, October 2 – Wednesday, October 3
Trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania
Thursday, October 11
6 pm – Quarterly Dinner & Meeting at Traditions Restaurant
Saturday, October 20
Day Trip to Wytheville, VA for a Play and Dinner
Tuesday, October 23
7 pm – Book Study at HBC Room B-4
Friday, Nov. 2
7 pm – Schultz Theatre for Over the River & Through the Woods
Tuesday, Nov. 13
7 pm – Book Study at HBC Room B-4
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.
Monday, October 1-Thursday, October 4
A trip to Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum
Friday, November 2-Saturday, November 3
An overnight trip to Sight and Sound and other area attractions.