55 ALIVE Sr. Adults

55 ALIVE Sr. Adults

If you’re 55 and enjoy fellowship and fun together, then this might be the group for you!

55 ALIVE Pen Pal Outreach

Join us for our area Pen Pal Outreach to assisted living centers .

Jane Brannon serves as coordinator for this project. Volunteers may stop by the office and pick up cards to do at home.

Call in the office to let us know you would like to participate with us. (256-734-0344)

55 Alive Monthly Luncheons

9:30  fun time begins

11:00 program begins

11:30 devotion followed by lunch

We gather the third Thursday of each month in the Ruehl Building  for our fun day/lunch day. Be sure to watch the church bulletin & your email each month for information on the monthly program. Bring a friend! Don’t be left out!! Come and fellowship with us! Call the church office (256-734-0344) to let us know you are coming so we can prepare for you.

55 Alive Monthly Travel

55Alive Travel Group takes to the highways and byways typically the fourth Thursday of each month for an exciting adventure with a FUN group! Call the office (256-734-0344) to sign up for trips. Karen Hassell is the coordinator for 55Alive.

Just a couple of notes about roadtrips:

All Roadtrips can be paid for in installments.

Watch the bulletin and your email for dates trips have to be paid in full.

All trips should be paid in full by the day of the trip. For the current time, we will keep the gas at $5 per person per trip. It helps to offset the cost of gas just a tad!

Being good stewards of what God has bestowed to each of us and to our church, please keep in mind most trips require partial downpayment or full payment just to reserve the date and time. If you sign up to go and can’t when the time comes, please try to find someone to take your place if you have already been paid for—or— you were in the original count when the trip was reserved. When I have to call a number in, that is the number I am required to pay for upon our arrival. There are very few exceptions to this.  I know things happen, folks get sick and plans change. Some things you just can’t help. But what we don’t want is the church to be paying for empty spots.

Not all trips require payment up front. Some do and I don’t like that either.

I am working on a couple of trips for early spring, so hopefully we will have those details  and pricing by end of July. I will send those details out as soon as they are completed.

Looking forward to exploring with you this year! Hopefully you will find a trip or two that will peak your interest!

January 25                                            no road trip or monthly meal

February 22    Anniston Natural History Museum and Berman Museum  Lunch at Dad’s BBQ

    Monthly Program: Cullman Kickers

March 26                       ***day change our regular trip day is Maundy Thursday.  So we will change to TUESDAY              Linville Fried Pie Company; Lunch at Soda Pop Junction; Linville Railroad  Museum; Col. Littleton Private Stock Store


Soda Pop Junction is known for having the #1 hamburger and the #2 milkshake in the whole entire state of Tennessee! They are the granddaddy of Craker Barrel from what I hear! Beginning in 1928 and continuing into 1976 it was a pharmacy with a soda fountain. Then Big Johnny Phelps took over and started serving his famous hamburgers.  Memorabilia is everywhere! The top of the walls are lined with vintage 45 rpm vinyl records. You will also find plenty of hot fried pies made fresh! Pie options change daily, but flavors they offer are chocolate, peach, apricot, apple, blackberry and coconut along with a selection of tartlets and truffles.

Next, we will jump over across the street and right beside the railroad track to visit the Lynnville Railroad Museum. No admission, but donations are accepted.  Continuing down the main block is Co. Littleton’s store. This store is known for the amazing leather goods it sells. Col. Littleton began making leather goods in 1987 and now ships them to 182 countries! 

$$needed: $$      Lunch money, and spending money $5.00 gas money (payable day of trip)


April  11     WSC          Singer’s Show  and Dinner  at Top Hat BBQ         

Leave time: 4:00pm from church parking lot

7:00pm Show Time (at Betty Leeth Haynes Theater)

**different travel date than our normal day. This is the 2nd Thursday of April.

A 70’s review of rock n roll! Presented by Wallace State Singers under the direction of Tiffany Richter. A show you will not want to miss! (The director promises to have us great seats!! )

  Tickets: $10  (pay at WSC)

                  $$ your meal (pay at restaurant)

                  No gas money this trip

** we have to be at the Theater at 6:15pm for backstage early entry with Tiffany.

We will be taking the church bus, so let me know by  if you plan to ride!!

May 23       Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery and lunch at the Belle Meade Meat and Three Café, Nashville Tn.  

Enjoy a guided walk through the 1853 Greek Revival Mansion, followed by a complimentary wine tasting (age 21+) in the Winery. Admission includes access to our Grounds and Outbuildings, Outdoor Game Court, Walking Trail, Gift Shops. Following our tour of the mansion, we will have a complementary wine tasing at Nashville’s oldest winery located onsite. 200 years of history and 16 different varieties of wines offered.  At the conclusion of the wine tasting, groups are encouraged to enjoy a self-guided tour of the Grounds and explore our massive 1892 Carriage House and Stables, Outbuildings, Outdoor Game Court, and various Gift Shops.

Wheelchair Access–The grounds are wheelchair accessible, and the first floor of the Mansion is also wheelchair accessible with a ramp to the side porch. Please bring your own wheelchair, walker, cane, or scooter to ensure your comfort. There is an elevator that provides service between the lower and upper levels of the Visitor Center.

Throughout the 45-minute guided tour, a century of Belle Meade’s history is told through the eyes of the Harding and Jackson family and the skilled laborers who collectively worked to make this America’s premier thoroughbred horse farm. 

At 11:00 we will have lunch at The Belmont Meat & Three. This is an onsite cafeteria style restaurant serving the best of southern cooking including daily smoked meats, fresh cooked vegetables, biscuits, cornbread, and homemade desserts.

Prices from their website:

Meat and 1 side and bread 9.95

Meat and 2 sides and bread 12.95

Meat and 3 sides and bread 15.95

2 veggie plate and bread 6.85

3 veggie plate and bread  10.25

4 veggie plate and bread   13.75

 $$ 25.00 for tour  (must take 15 for tour and wine tasting)   

 $$  your lunch option

  $  5.00  gas money

Sign up today !

June 19                 Braves Game vs Detroit Tigers                    

Wed.                35 tickets reserved.–ONLY  7 remain open for sale at publication time.

12:20 pm         Tickets are  $51.00 plus  $5 gas money and $$ your spending mone

                         ALL SEATS MUST BE PAID FOR BY MAY 1, 2024. 

 I have to pay balance of remaining tickets to Atlanta Braves on May 3rd a full 45 days out from event.

July 24            Alabama Shakespeare Center, Montgomery Al                 

Wed.                Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  Play

2:00pm           Lunch 11:00am Martin’s Restaurant

                          30 tickets on reserve.

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a humorous retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers, his father Jacob, and the coat of many colors. Follow Joseph’s journey from bondage to becoming Pharaoh’s right-hand man to his ultimate reunion with his family. This delightful and merry musical — embracing country-western, calypso, and Elvis-style rock — will have you singing in your seat and long after you leave the theatre! 

$53.00 each plus $5 gas money, and $$ your lunch money


I have to pay balance due on July 3rd to the Shakespeare Theater.

August 22      

Harmony Lane Farm and Creamery, Smithville Tn — Baby Goat Cuddling and Farm Tour

Have you ever wanted to snuggle with a baby goat? Feed a goat treats? Walk into a Nigerian dwarf habitat and love on baby Nigerian dwarfs in their environment? Have your picture taken with exotic parrots? Feed a standard donkey and miniature donkey carrots? see and pet a mustang? Love on Llamas and brush their wool? Feed emus treats? Now’s your opportunity!

Harmony Lane Farm is a Grade “A” Dairy and farm store selling the best, freshly made, goat’s milk products. Over 150 happy goats produce some of the best goat milk available. Of course, with the best milk, and the freshest ingredients, they make the best goat cheese around.

Harmony Lane received their license in February 2016 and have been making 8 delicious flavors of fresh Chevre, hand-cut marinated feta, goat milk fudge, chocolate and vanilla goat milk ice cream and goat milk caramels (which do not stick to your teeth or dental work as a normal caramel will), all are made in small batches and by hand. They raise their own pork sausage and ground beef. Their pork is special because all the whey from the cheese-making process is given to the hogs and makes for a high-protein, low-fat pork, hardly any grease in your pan.

They also make Goat Milk Soap and Goat Milk Lotion and have a variety of Crocheted goats, T-shirts, hats and/or pillows you can take home as a souvenir. All can be purchased in our Farm Store.

$$ needed: $ TBA          tour          $      food money                        $   5.00 gas money

September      18-22 ??           EA Convocation, Edwardsville Ill and St Louis 

We will be traveling on the church bus (s) Firm Dates and prices TBA

Sign up in the office by May 31st  if your interested in going so pricing for rooms and sites can be secured .

Some of the things we will visit:  the St. Louis Arch and Museum, Paddle boat ride and maybe a dinner cruise down the Mississippi; Anheuser Bush Co.,  and a must see while there are the Clydesdales!! Who knows what more we will find to see or do??  

$$ TBA when we see how many are interested for pricing.

Contact Karen at karen.hassell@sjepc.com for more info.

Questions??? See Karen Hassell or Call the office (256-734-0344) to sign up.

October 24                    Don and Gloria Hewett’s Lake Home, Childersburg Al


They invited us back!!! We had a great day last year and enjoyed a delicious shrimp boil!

Don will be boiling us up another tasty Shrimp Boil and resting and relaxing on the banks of the river.  A relaxing day of fun, tasty food and great fellowship!

November—Shopping Trip Date and Time TBA

Due to our normal travel day being on Thanksgiving day, we will select a different day for our November roadtrip.

December  3—Tuesday  1:00pm            

We Need A Lot of Christmas Matinee Dinner TheaterGreenbrier, Tn

Tentative date: still awaiting calls to be returned from them as of today.

And  Christmas Lunch Information

Fiddle Dee Farms is proud to present season three of Nashville’s Award Winning “We Need A Lot of Christmas Dinner Show.” This must-see holiday event is created by the producers of some of your favorite shows in Pigeon Forge and stars many performers you have seen locally at Chaffin’s Barn and other prestigious theatres.

This is a high energy, entertaining evening of familiar Christmas tunes, creative and hilarious skits, and magical illusions by award winning magician Bruce Amato. This show is sure to be the highlight of your holiday season and many families are already making it an annual Christmas tradition.

The concept and script of this show is humorously created to put a smile on your face, a song in your heart and an escape from all we’ve come through over the past several years. Yes, We Need a LOT of Christmas!

Plus you will enjoy a delicious, prepared meal just for you in the midst of the exquisite holiday decorations as only Fiddle Dee Farms can provide. A detailed menu will be provided closer to time of the show. This is an event like no other in Nashville. You will not want to be left out!

$$ Needed:

Detailed 2024 Ticket information will be posted when released by the company.

2023 ticket prices were in the $90 range for all you can eat meal and show.

December Christmas Group Meal

Thursday- December 12**

** this is 2 weeks earlier than our regular meal day due to Christmas Holiday

 For our group Christmas meal, we will gather for a yummy meal and have a “Sock it to Me” where we will bring a new pack of men’s, women’s, or children’s socks to donate to the local homeless ministry at  Unsheltered International here in Cullman. More details to come about this closer to December.