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, Mary Moses
Treasurers: Melissa Brown & Anna Dillon
Travel & Day Trips Coordinator: Linda Mason
Membership: Edith Geurin & Elizabeth Myers
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

Arts & Sciences – Dean’s office group photo and individual portraits of office staff – Burleson Hall – 12/02/2013

Our LifeTimers speaker for March will be Elizabeth Vardaman. The title of her presentation is “Tea and Me, from Kunming to London to Waco”. She is currently associate dean and director of the Office Of Engaged Learning for the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In 2000, she became one of 15 university administrators across the US to design and charter a national organization for promotion of scholarships and fellowships on University campuses (NAFA). She also developed the national scholarship program for Baylor and by 2015 expanded that office to become Scholarship Programs, Awards, Research, and Knowledge (SPARK). She has traveled extensively with her husband, Dr. James Vardaman, on behalf of the university and Baylor Alumni Association. She has published articles on wide-ranging topics and speaks regularly within Baylor on the importance of engaged learning. You won’t want to miss her heartwarming story !!!

We will meet on Thursday, March 21st at 11:00 AM in Maresh Hall. After the program, a delicious lunch will be served for $5. If you are not on a regular Call List and you plan to attend, please call the Church Office. This will allow us to have the appropriate amount of food for lunch. A forever membership to LifeTimers is yours for a mere $10. See Edith Geurin or Elizabeth Myers for membership information.

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 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.

Program Preview

Many thanks to Debby Bussey and her wonderful team of Program Coordinators for another great line up for LifeTimers. Debby, along with Babs Baugh, John & Kay Franklin, Barbara Higdon, Ed Twedt, and (newly added) Mary Moses have done another wonderful job for us this year. Here is a preview of what is to come, and I hope it will pique your interest and rev up your enthusiasm for this year’s programs:

March 21, 2019
Elizabeth Vardeman

April 8, 2019
UNESCO Missions Tour

Monica (the travel agent who was at our last meeting) has arranged for a field trip to the UNESCO site of San Antonio Historical Missions: San Jose, Concepcion, San Juan and Capistrano. We will leave from the church at 9 o’clock sharp on Monday, April 8. Our guide will be on the bus with us and show a short, 23 minute video about the Missions while we are traveling to our first stop. The entire trip will last 5 hours, so we plan to be back at the church at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. If you want to bring snacks or a sack lunch, we will make time to eat. We can also get box lunches for you to purchase for about $8 a piece (which would include a sandwich, chips and a cookie). The total cost for the trip (not including lunch) will be approximately $21-$25, depending on how many people sign up to go. Bill Simons will be our guide; he said he will go as fast or as slow as needed to accommodate our group. He gives in-depth information about the buildings and religious history as well as stories about the inhabitants. Also, the shuttle coach has a lift and can accommodate 2 wheelchairs, if needed. Walkers may be stored in the luggage compartment. Please let Linda Mason know as soon as possible if you plan to go. You can contact her by email at or by text or telephone call at 210-844-1480. This should be a fun trip and I hope many of you can go!

April 18, 2019
Aaron Tyler

May 16, 2019
Fun and Games with Becky & Barbara: The Tradition Continues

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 A LifeTimers one-time membership costs $10; our delicious lunch is $5.