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, road trips and picking strawberries for local Food Pantries. Messiah members and friends are welcome at all events. 


Keith Schlesinger, Coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry – Email Keith

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SAM Programs
Wednesday, May 25, 12:00 Potluck and Program

The Promised Band will be back to provide an afternoon of wonderful music. Today concludes our monthly meetings. We will start up again in the fall with the monthly meetings.

SAM Volunteers Needed to Label Cans

Second Harvest Food Bank is opening up their operations further and they have asked us to place labels on canned goods every other Friday from 12:30-3:30 pm. This is a project where we sit and visit as we label cans. It is a great way to meet Messiah people and help the food bank all at the same time. Upcoming dates are April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, and June 17. Bring your neighbor, friend, another family member. It is all for a good cause. To sign up, send an email to adultministry@messiahchurch.com

Hike Season is Here

UW Arboretum – Thursday, May 12

The west entrance to UW Arboretum is on Seminole Highway, just north of the Beltline (exit 258A).

Ahhh, Spring at the Arboretum!  It should be pretty and fragrant!  The last time here was in the fall, so let’s see how it looks in the spring.  We’ll wander on trails through the woods and conclude in the horticultural gardens, where maybe we’ll see some flowering trees.

We’ll depart the Messiah parking lot at 9:30 am, so get there a little before that.  Or you can meet us in the Arboretum parking lot at 10:00 am.  When you register, tell us your preference.  Our car holds three passengers, so if there are more people we’ll need additional drivers leaving from Messiah.

To register:  Call Walt & Barb Herrod  518-567-6816 (Barb’s cell – leave message) or email bwhfam@gmail.com.  We’ll call or email you back. We ask that you always tell us the best number to reach you on hike day in case we need to cancel at the last minute.

 Pope  Farm Conservancy – Monday, June 6

7440 West Old Sauk Road, Verona, WI 53593

Perhaps you attended Sunflower Days here in the past.  This is a pleasant walk at the perimeter of the property, along open fields, so consider using sunscreen and wearing a hat.  You might want to carry a water bottle.  There are a couple of places that go uphill for a bit, but you shouldn’t have to work too hard to reach the spot where the mowed trail levels off. The views are pretty.  This is a new place for our group to explore.

We’ll depart the Messiah parking lot at 9:30 am, so get there a little before that.  Google says it will take 26 minutes via the Beltline and Exit 253 for Old Sauk Rd.  Our car holds three passengers, so if there are more people we’ll need additional drivers leaving from Messiah.  Or you can meet us at Pope Farm and we’ll get there as close to 10:00 am as possible. Tell us your preference when you register.  When you get to Pope Farm there is a parking lot just inside the entrance, and a gate to an upper parking lot that is open

Summer Is Almost Here

That means it is time to think of baseball and the Madison Mallards. Mark your calendar for a beautiful summer night for baseball on Thursday, July 14th at Warner Park. Each ticket will include the Pepsi Pregame Tailgate ahead of the game. We will have reserved tables for our group. Get it on your calendar now…. July 14th. Yes, you can bring your neighbors, friends from work, etc. More details on this later. Start working on your group today.

The Lake Geneva Mail Boat and Lunch Tour will be rescheduled for this summer. The tour date has not been finalized.

If you are 55 or older, please join us as this is your Messiah group. Questions? Email Keith at adultministry@messiahchurch.com

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Messiah’s Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) is open to anyone age 55 or older. SAM maintains an email mailing list specific to this group. If you are not getting SAM emails and want to receive them, simply send your request to adultministry@messiahchurch.com You can also be removed from this list by following the same procedure.