Keenagers is the name that, for 40 years, has defined seniors (55 and above) here at College Church. Keenagers includes people who serve in children’s ministries, music ministries, adult communities and church leadership and fellowship together as senior adults.
The group gathers on Fridays between September and April at 5:30 p.m. for fellowship, punch and a buffet dinner. Each dinner is offered by a member of the pastoral staff, following an interview that tells us about himself, his family and his ministry in the church. After dinner we enjoy a lively program, from educational, to inspirational, to musical, to plain entertainment.
Punch is served at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. ($8) and the program at 7 p.m.
September 21 — The program, presented by expert photographer Lou Petkus, will feature Nature and Wildlife Photography from Alaska. Lou has received many awards for his photography.
October 19 — Wheaton College Professor, Dr. Jennifer McNutt, will be presenting a lecture on John Calvin. Jennifer, who is a captivating presenter, did her PhD thesis on Calvin.
November 16 — Erik Dewar is a multi-talented musician who plays many different musical instruments. The Erik Dewar Variety Show will feature several of those instruments, as well as him being assisted by some of the young talent he is finding.
January 18 — Leslie Goddard, actress and historian, does living portrayals of famous women, and has entertained us greatly several times in the past. This year she will be doing a living portrayal of yet another famous woman, Grace Kelly.
February 22 — Two extremely talented musicians, H.E. Singley and John Innes, will be presenting us with some delightful selections on the piano and organ. They will include pieces from classical and other musical genres, as well as hymns and choruses.
March 15 — Matt and Lisa Befus, seasoned missionaries from serving in Costa Rica, will be sharing with us about their lives and ministry, and the Christian School, La Palabra de Vida, they have helped to establish and grow there in San Jose, Costa Rica.
April 26 — The Nussbaum Brothers Quartet, singers extraordinaire, will bless us again with a number of different hymns and choruses. Their joy, enthusiasm, and wonderful harmony makes it difficult to not want to sing along with them.