LifeTimers

Living Life fully for the Time God gives us

LifeTimers meet on the third Thursday of each month in Maresh Hall. In addition to their monthly luncheon meeting, this senior adult ministry (55+) organizes group travel, programs and ministry opportunities.

LifeTimers Leadership Team

Co-Directors: Linda Mason & Kay Morrison
Secretary: Carol Hagler
Programs: Debby Bussey, Babs Baugh, John Franklin, Kay Franklin, Barbara Higdon, & Ed Twedt
Treasurers: Melissa Brown & Anna Dillon
Travel & Day Trips Coordinator: Lonnie Shuler
Membership: Edith Geurin, Elizabeth Myers, Pat Bolt, & Marge Crocker
Food Coordinators: Kathy Barnes & B.J. Wachel
Arrangements: Lois Jones, Annette Butler, & Jeannette McDonald
Photographer: John Myers
Historian: Buddy Wachel
Newsletter Editor: Marilyn Gladson
Staff Representative: Debra Arredondo
Email photos and tidbits to: Marilyn Gladson

Help Wanted

We want to make sure that our LifeTimers group continues to improve and to reflect your wants and needs. With that in mind, we are asking for your input. If you have ideas for future programs or you have contacts with people who have interesting stories to share, please contact Program Coordinator Debby Bussey.

We also want to plan day trips and excursions that are fun, entertaining, and enlightening. Your suggestions for outings would be most welcome. You can contact Lonnie Shuler at lonnie1@sbcglobal.net to share your ideas for day trips.

Finally, we are always looking for writers for our newsletter. If you are interested in writing for our front page devotional or provide any other content you would like to see in the newsletter, contact Marilyn Gladson.

October LifeTimers Gathering — October 19

Dr. Robert O’Connor is Director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition Project at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. St. Mary’s houses the first full seven-volume set of the Heritage Edition in Texas. Dr. O’Connor has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Theology since 1969. He received his doctorate in Foundations of Education with a focus on Religious Education 1989 from the University of Texas in Austin. He has taught numerous courses throughout his career at St. Mary’s, including courses in scripture, church history, American Catholic history, theology of marriage, Catholic Social Teaching, catechetics and faith development. He served for years as the Chair of the Department of Theology, member and officer of the Faculty Senate, President of the St. Mary’s chapter of the AAUP, and has served on numerous committees. He currently serves as the first University Ombudsman. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker throughout the San Antonio Archdiocese on marriage preparation (pre-Cana) and Catholic schools, has conducted parish bible study programs (one for 10 years, another for 15), and designed and conducted the first operational self-study of the Archdiocesan CYO program. He has presented on The Saint John’s Bible locally to parishes and schools, to Christian congregations, regionally throughout South Texas, and from St. Louis to Arizona. He has been active in the San Antonio non-profit community serving as the Founding Executive Director of Communities in Schools, long-term secretary of San Antonio Youth Literacy, and member of the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio Board of Advisors.

LifeTimers will meet on Thursday, October 19th at 11:00 AM in Maresh Hall. A lifetime membership is yours for $10. Lunch will be provided for a cost of $5 per person.

Program Preview

Debby Bussey and her team of Program Coordinators have a wonderful schedule of programs set up for us this year. Here is a preview of things to come. We are going to have lots of fun — and learn things, too!

November 9
Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, with tales of San Antonio history

December 21
Our annual Christmas music and sing-along with Daniel, Lois & Edie

January 18
Pianist Esteban Alvarez, One Smart Costa Rican Kid

February 15
Useful information to help prevent fraud and scams used against senior adults: David Brinkman, San Antonio Police Department; Sheena Smith, Alamo Area Council of Governments; Damian Reyes, Social Security Administration

March 15
Jane McDaniel, National Storytelling Champion, Irish folklorist

April 19
Rosena Garcia, Director of High School Programs, Alamo College District

May 17
Our annual Games & Songs with Becky and Barbara

Programs Overview

If you are not currently a member of our LifeTimers group, you are missing out on lots of fun. As LifeTimers, we “live LIFE fully for the TIME God gives us.” We warmly welcome Woodland’s members who are 55+ and their friends (we have a strict “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy where age is concerned, so don’t let that keep you away).

This is a great opportunity for enjoying a delightful lunch and getting to know others while being entertained by guest performers or speakers. LifeTimers also sponsors local day trips and extended destination trips.

LifeTimers gather together on the third Thursday of the month from September through May in Maresh Hall at 11:00 AM.

If you are interested in becoming a LifeTimer, please contact our Edith Geurin at geurine@att.net. A LifeTimers one-time membership costs $10; our delicious lunch is $5.


Download the current LifeTimers newsletter here or read it below.

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