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. 

SAM Walk – Tenney Park to Yahara Park Place, Madison

Friday, May 14 and Monday, May 17, 1:00 PM – Each date limited to six fully vaccinated people

Starting in scenic Tenney Park on Lake Mendota, we’ll walk along the paved Yahara River Bike Path and on neighborhood sidewalks to Yahara Park Place on Lake Monona, and then return along the same route.  The walk takes us under Johnson St. and East Washington Avenue and through pretty neighborhoods.  The distance is a little over two miles roundtrip and at a leisurely pace should take 90 minutes to a couple of hours.  There are restrooms at Tenney Park but not further along our route.  Comfortable sneakers or walking shoes are recommended.

Come into the park on N. Thornton Ave. Pass the tennis courts. Try to park as close to the park pavilion as you can, and we’ll meet at the pavilion (in an attempt to continue observing social distancing we aren’t meeting at the church to carpool). We’re limiting the walk to six people in addition to us on each date so as not to interfere with normal bike path usage by runners and cyclists.

Sign up with Walt and Barb Herrod by calling Barb’s cell at 518-567-6816 (leave a message) or email bwhfam@gmail.com. Please include your phone number when emailing. We’ll confirm with you that we got your message.

The address for Tenney Park is 402 N. Thornton Ave, Madison.


The above link gives you an aerial picture of the park.

SAM Monthly Lunch Programs

When will SAM start up again? The plan is to begin Wednesday, September 29th at noon.  A lot depends on COVID numbers in Dane County. The luncheons will look a little different in that we will not have a pot luck lunch, but rather everyone brings a brown bag lunch. Watch future emails, the Messiah E-News and the Column for more information!

One thing is for sure…. there will be no SAM tour in 2021. The Lake Geneva mail boat tour has been cancelled.

If you would like information about Senior Adult Ministry, contact Keith at adultministry@messiahchurch.com or call the church office at 608-222-3833.

Keith Schlesinger, Coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry – Email Keith