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There are so many ways to get involved at Hillcrest, but sometimes you just want to be with people your own age. The 55+ crowd wants to include you. In this section are just a few activities to get in on, see below for more info.
Nine Mile Campus
Thursday Morning Coffee
Life in motion class
9:00-10:00A | Morning Coffee at Atrium
Some of our folks meet for one casual hour in the Generations Building Atrium just to encourage fellowship and to share news about Hillcrest general and Hillcrest 55+ activities, plus a short devotion.
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We have fun
Our 55+ crowd is an active bunch and enjoy a lot of fellowship and fun together.
One of the most important things we can do is worship God. Hillcrest is purposeful in arranging our Sunday, church-wide congregational worship experiences for the benefit of all generations, with emphasis on the generations coming up behind us. In addition to our Sunday services at both campuses, there are opportunities for worship in the Pastor’s Wednesday Night Bible Study, as well as other events aimed at those of us who have reached that silver age of 55!
Thursday morning coffee
9:00-10:00A | Morning Coffee at Atrium
Some of our folks meet for one casual hour in the Generations Building Atrium at 9am just to encourage fellowship and to share news about Hillcrest general and Hillcrest 55+ activities, plus a short devotion.
A low-impact recreation activity designed especially for older adults, most Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the gym.
Life in motion
A Senior physical activity class that promotes well-being, balance, and flexibility. Times TBA.
About once a month we have 55+ Game Day in the Northwest Hall (or, sometimes, Heritage Hall). Board games, dominoes and cards are offered, plus a no-cost lunch.
55+ Lunch Bunch: Various Day and Times
A totally informal event, Lunch Bunch is just an excuse to get together and share a meal (Dutch treat) at a local restaurant. There is no “program” at all, no special speakers. We just advertise “where and when,” and invite all who would like to join us for lunch together.
Here at Hillcrest, we encourage EVERYONE to be part of a small group, a group of people that knows your name, a group of people that knows you better than is possible in a large group setting like a worship service. Our name for these small groups is “Connect Groups.” You may know them by their former (and sometimes still-used) names: “Sunday School Classes,” “Life Groups,” or “Bible Study Classes.”
We offer a variety of small groups: women only, men only, co-ed, multi-generational, at both the 9-Mile Campus, and at the Spanish Trail Campus, so PLUG IN! GET CONNECTED in a small group!
• Bible study classes: Sundays | 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00a, Nine Mile
• Bible study classes: Sundays | 8:15, & 11:00a, Spanish Trail
These are our “BIG EVENTS” for Hillcrest 55+: a lunch or dinner meal, along with a time of worship and/or special program, usually (but not always) on Thursdays. Sometimes pot-luck, sometimes catered, the two biggest events are our annual, fully catered Spring Banquet in April and our Christmas Banquet in December.
Throughout the year, we plan several low-cost day-trips for the 55+ group: Shopping in Foley, Bellingrath Gardens Christmas lights, a tour of the Hyundai manufacturing plant near Montgomery, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, to name a few.
One and Two Night Trips
Planned especially for those who cannot be gone from home for long trips, or who cannot walk great distances, these trips are “low-impact,” physically and economically. You never know where we will end up!!
These are our “BIG” trips for Hillcrest 55+! Our Travelers have been on an Alaskan Bible Study Cruise, to the Grand Canyon, to Washington, D.C., and many other places in recent years, and are planning a trip later in 2021.
We invite you
If you’re looking for the perfect time to be a part of something at Hillcrest, check out everything we’ve got going as a church and as a senior ministry.
We’re here to help
We may be biased on this one but we have a great team here at Hillcrest.