Senior Adult Ministry

senior-adult-ministryOur senior adults continue to stay active in the association. We have enjoyed many trips and activates as a group and in some causes, with several small churches joining together for an activity that requires a larger number of participants.

New Salem and Clarendon hosted two association wide rallies with attendance from 100 to 140 at each rally. We shared information in workshops addressing health issues, safety, hospice care and annuities.

One of our most popular events is our annual Senior Adult Retreat every February at Springmaid Beach. We’re already into another great year of activities and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We would love for you to join us for these special gatherings!

Beach Cove Resort
November 27th – 28th

 Includes:  Dinner at Original’s Benjamin Seafood on Monday evening followed by Alabama Theater Show. Then on Tuesday morning the Breakfast Buffet onsite followed by a 1:00 matinee at the Carolina Opry.

 What:    Senior Adult Getaway

 When:    November 27th & 28th

 Where:  Beach Cove Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC  (Check-in @ 4pm)

 Cost:      $169/single per person
$133/double per person

 Other:    Registration must have:  Name, Room mate, Address, Phone Number, & Church (each person).  Payment must be included with registration.

Send All Registration Information To:  Santee Baptist Association Office, Attn: Mrs. Joyce Sanders, PO Box 1773, Sumter, SC 29151

Hope you have a good group attending. We look forward to seeing you again. Pastors, please announce this event in your bulletin and post the attached brochure on your bulletin board. Thank you!


2017 Spring Rally

The Senior Adult Spring Rally was held at Northside Memorial Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. We had approximately 200 people in attendance and 25 churches represented.

We were served a delicious meal followed by special music and testimony by Sounds of Grace, Kipper Ackerman. Kipper has made a career as a professional harpist traveling all over the state while sharing the message of healing through music. We were blessed by her practical application of biblical truth interspersed with real life lessons.

Guest speaker was Mr. Jerry Allred, Executive Director of Croswell Children’s Home. Our hearts were touched as he shared his own personal testimony and experience of growing up in an orphanage. He reminded us that we all have influence and can make a difference in the lives of those around us; especially children.

A very special thank you to Jay Feener and the senior adults of Northside Memorial Baptist Church for hosting our Spring Rally and to all the ladies, men and pastors who joined us!

Senior Adult Spring Rally
Tuesday, May 9th @ Northside Baptist

Senior Adult Leaders and Pastors, our next Senior Adult Spring Rally will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church beginning at 12:00 P.M. The cost of the meal will be $5.00 per person. We will enjoy a time of fellowship following the meal.

Call the Associational Office, (803) 775-6524 no later than Thursday, May 4, so we can adequately prepare. W look forward to seeing you!

Bettie Ridley Associational Senior Adult Director

Senior Adult Retreat 2017
February 6 – 8, 2017

It is time again for the Annual Senior Adult Retreat at Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. The date is February 6 – 8, 2017.  This is to be a BIG event!  This year is our 25th Anniversary!  Remember that the Retreat is for all Senior Adults in your Church and their friends and guests.  When you receive your letter, please find enclosed a single registration form.  Please forward this to the appropriate person in your church and have them make copies for each individual or group of persons who want to register.

This Year’s conference will have a great many wonderful memories for everyone involved; the highlight of the Retreat is a Tuesday night concert by the South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen.

Senior Adult Christmas Trip

We’ve been given a fantastic rate for our Christmas trip this year. All members, their friends and family members 18 and older are eligible for this trip. The cost is $153 for single and $120 per person for two or more in a room. Cost must be paid in full by November 10, 2016. Make checks payable to Santee Baptist Sr. Adult Christmas Trip. Please include name, address, and phone number of each person as well as the name of your church and roommate.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 we will go directly to Carolina Opry Theater. We will meet in the lobby at 12:30 PM. Please wait in group at the Christmas tree sign in the lobby. I will have your show tickets. From the theater we will go to the hotel to check in. After check in there will be time to go to your rooms to unpack and freshen up.

We will leave the resort for dinner at Benjamin’s at 5 PM and from there go to the Alabama Theater. On Wednesday morning we will enjoy a breakfast buffet at the Tradewinds Café. Check out is 11:00 AM.

Hope you have a good group attending from your church. I look forward to seeing you again!

Senior Adult Rally Report

luncheonThe Senior Adult Rally was held at Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. We had approximately 165 people in attendance and 25 churches represented.

We were served a delicious Thanksgiving meal followed by special music by Richard Laber and an inspirational message by Rev. Alan Glass, Associate Pastor at Bethel Baptist.

A special thank you to all the ladies, men and pastors who joined us for the Fall Rally.

senior-adult-rally-fallSenior Adult Rally

This year’s Senior Adult Rally will be held November 8, 2016 12:00 PM, at Bethel Baptist Church, Highway 15 South.  The cost will be $5.00 per person. We will enjoy a time of fellowship following the meal. Call the Santee Baptist Associational Office, (803) 775-6524