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A Valentines Luncheon for Senior Adults

Being Senior Adults, we've seen plenty of hearts and flower Valentine celebrations so we decided to go in a different direction for our luncheon. Our inspiration - the spaghetti scene from "Lady & the Tramp" 💖

The 55+ ministry at our church is always looking for ways to connect and have fun. This calendar year, we've scheduled luncheons every other month with day trips, game days and outreach during the alternant months. Engaging and having Fun!

Our Luncheons

In the past we've had guest speakers and special programs but in 2024 we're approaching things a little differently. Our goal this year is to help our senior adults connect and really get to know one another.

We keep it simple 

  • Usually on Sunday - immediately following the worship service
  • Lasting One to One & 1/2 hours
  • Themed Potluck Buffet  
  • Ministry Teams - Buffet organizers / Greeters 
  • We open with prayer and allow at least 30 minutes for everyone to finish eating their meal.
  • Encourage conversation & go over our monthly newsletter & share announcements.
  • Play at least one game & give away a small prize to the winner.
The feedback for our that's Amore luncheon was 100% good! Everyone enjoyed it. 😊

Resources for this Luncheon

We Designed & Printed
Napkin Rings - 8.5 x 11 paper

Bottle Wraps - 8.5 x 11 paper

Placemats - 8.5 x 14 (Legal size paper)

Banner - 11 x 8.5 Paper
- I taped pieces of string between each piece of the banner -
Perfect for temporary use!

Oval Frame
I used foam core & spray painted it with chalkboard paint.
- wrote that's Amore with the scripture reference -
1 John 4:19

Artificial Olive Plants
Purchased on Walmart clearance isle a couple of years ago.
They were Perfect!

Mini Charcuterie Board
About $3.00 each - an Amazon purchase
(I'll use again and again)
Amazon Link

I wrapped rolls in brown paper tied with a red & white string
- then had ingredients available for individual dipping sauce.

Our Potluck
I use a site called Perfect Potluck to create menus
for our luncheons. It's so easy & everyone knows exactly what to bring.

Background Music
I played Relaxing Italian Music

 Free Downloads
Found these on Pinterest!

Trivia Game
Download @ Flanders family

If you're thinking of starting a Senior Adult ministry at your church we'd be more than happy to share what we've learned along the way. While our ministry is fairly new, we're all in!

One More Resource

At the beginning of the year we had everyone fill out a questionnaire. Not only were we able to update our data base, we were also able to get to know each person a little better and also find out what their interests are. We've noticed most people want to be involved in one way or another. We like this simple template. 

There's so much more I could share because there's never a dull moment in this ministry. 

You can learn more about our ministry