FBC Loves Seniors!

YES! is the Senior Adult Ministry of First Baptist Church.

Our purpose is to promote study, service and socializing among the senior adult community.


We explore the journey of senior adults, drawing experience from those who have "been there and done that" and through experts with resources and knowledge to share with you. 


There are no restrictions on who may attend.  It's free and open to everyone any age.  


Plan to come and check it out!  You will receive the blessing of being with friends and meeting new ones. 


Areas of Ministry Activities Available just for you

YES! is designed with a variety of interests in mind.  Find any or all that you enjoy and join us for the events.  You will be glad you did.  

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To help you schedule your activities, an annual calendar has been prepared.  For a copy of the calendar call the office or click here.

  • 2019 Program Calendar

    Click the calendar for pdf copy of the 2019 programs scheduled for YES!

    Free gift when you attend your first YES! meeting of 2019.

  • Monthly Meetings - 3rd Thursday of Month

    We enjoy a potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall each 3rd Thursday of the month.  If you are attending for the first time, please be our guest and come as you are!


    It is not necessary to bring a dish each month.  There will be plenty of food.  If you are busy or do not feel up to bringing a dish, please join us and bring something when you can.  See our Tips for a Stress Free Potluck brochures on the resource table or click here for more information. The entree, salad and drinks are provided along with all the tableware. 


    Programs and guest speakers are prayerfully chosen just for you.  The speakers are current, "user friendly", and designed for the senior adult.  Programs include topics of health care issues, home, retirement, finance, senior services, resources, community programs, security, and your faith.  If you have an idea, let us know.  Comment cards are placed on each table. 

  • Love That Looms - Tuesday & Thursday

    Love That Looms is our senior mission project.  We loom warm hats for school children.  Each October we present the completed hats to the School District to distribute with discernment to those in need.  During October and November, we loom hats for the homeless.  These hats are distributed by Dove, one of FBC's local missions. 


    The Loom Shop is open 2 days a week.   

    Tuesday 1-3 pm and Thursday 10-12 am

    No experience necessary, we have coaches on site.  All supplies provided.  Join this great group to loom or help with administrative duties.  You will love this!  


    No Wednesday Night Loom Shop during the summer months. 

  • Trips - 4th Tuesday of Month 8:45 am - ?0:00 pm

    May through November we take trips around central Illinois to visit places of interest and have lunch.  It is a great time to relax, get away from your stress, see new sites, eat great food and have an opportunity to shop at unique shops.  The friends you meet during these times will warm your heart and make to laugh.  Our trips are senior friendly trips with adequate stops, experienced drivers who will help you enter and exit the vehicle.  Wheel chairs and walkers welcome.  Don't miss these fun times.  For a trip schedule call the office or click here.

  • Men's Breakfast Buddies  meet on Mondays

    What is the best meal of the week?  Breakfast the first and third Monday when you meet the  Men of YES!   Find new friends, great food, relaxed conversation.

    1st and 3rd Mondays

    8:30 am  

    Reservations not needed

    Diamond's Restaurant  | 2959 N Oakland  | Decatur, IL

  • Bountiful Food Ministry

    Bountiful Food Ministry distributes food to those in need.  Whether is for the homeless shelters or our own seniors who would like a hot meal, after each gathering we distribute the food .  Members are encouraged to "throw an extra potato in the pot" to share with Bountiful Food Ministry.

  • Sunday Summer Concerts

    During the summer season, the YES! group will go to the Decatur Municipal Band concerts on Sunday Night at Fairview Park Pavilion.   The bus will load from FBC at 5:30 and depart for the 6:00 pm concert.  You will be driven to the front walk, no lawn chairs are needed, under a shaded  and breezy spot.  

  • Grandparents and Me

    Brunch and Tea

    Each year on National Grandparents Day during the month of September,  YES! sponsors  a Program and Brunch for the Grandparents and Grandchildren of our church family.  

  • aRBOR Drive Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner

    Thanksgiving dinner with all the traditional fixing on Thanksgiving Day at 1:00 pm.  Senior Adults,  you are invited to join the Arbor Drive Community for dinner.  Bring your family if you like.  Reserve your seat by calling the church office  1 week before Thursday,  the event day. Seating is limited, so RSVP early!  Free and all are welcome.   Nothing to bring unless you want to bring a desert, but not necessary.  We do our best to keep families and friends who would like to sit together at reserved tables. 

  • Coming SOon A Bible Study

    During 2019 we are planning an exciting Bible Study designed just for Senior Adults.  Watch for more information.  

  • Join Us

    Follow us on Facebook @ First Baptist Church  of Decatur

    Join our Mailing List email @ decaturfbc@comcast.net

    Join our Mailing List for schedules and announcements, email decaturfbc@comcast.net

    Volunteer for any part of our ministry...we need you! Contact P.J.Patterson@comcast.net

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