A vibrant group of adults 55+ Some of our activities include monthly lunch meetings with speakers and entertainers, concerts, boat rides on the local lakes and picking strawberries for local Food Pantries. Messiah members and friends are welcome at all events. Read our newsletter for information on upcoming events: SAM Fall Newsletter 2017


Apple Pies are Coming!

The annual Pie Production will begin on October 23, and continue on October 25, 27, 30 and November 1 and 3. Coordinated by Judy Harris, we will work in the kitchen from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Our goal is 150 pies!!!

Join SAM for a Fall Walk Thursday, September 28 Get to know pretty Warner Park in Madison on an approximately 2 hour walk with Walt & Barb Herrod. Our 1.5 miles of trails are partly open, partly shaded, with generally good footing on mowed and paved pathways. No hills, but some slight inclines. There are benches here and there where you can rest. Wear comfortable sneakers or shoes. Restrooms are located near where we’ll park, with no others along the route. Trip is limited to 16 participants. Carpools leave from Messiah at 9:00 am.

Register with the Herrods by phone: 608-318-2129, or email

Monthly Luncheons Are the Last Wednesday August Through May

Senior Adult Ministry meets at 12:00 pm in the Social Hall. Our featured speakers will be announced in our newsletter, and in the Column. Please bring your table service and a dish to pass.

Living Life to the Fullest is the theme for our luncheon on September 27. Messiah’s own Patrick Ellestad, a former UW Badger, will talk to us about getting the most out of life each day. He will share his Ironman competition experiences, as well as his days as a Badger. You will leave feeling ready to successfully handle life’s challenges.

SAM Cheese, Wine and Fall Color Tour Wednesday, October 18 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Our first stop is the Arena Cheese Factory where our tour guide will explain the cheese making process. You will be able to buy cheese and store it in a cooler on the coach. Enjoy cheese and sausage on the coach as we wind our way to Platteville for lunch. We will be heading home after lunch but first…..a stop at Botham Winery in Barneveld. We will tour the winery, sample wines, and make a purchase to enjoy at home! Call Keith for information: 608-221-0060. SOLD OUT

Keith Schlesinger, Coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry – Email Keith