Seniors want and need opportunities to serve as well as be served, to minister as well as be ministered to. Although Urbana First Methodist Senior Ministry focuses on people 50 and older, all adults are welcome. We invite everyone to attend any of our events and have neither strict age limit nor restrictions.


Senior Ministry: Community and friendship


For many in our group, a circle of friends is critical. Families have scattered. Friends have died. Incomes are often limited. Concern and fear can become overbearing. We understand that new friends, spiritual support and good Christian fellowship can bring renewal to hearts and minds.


We offer opportunities each month and throughout the year for anyone eager for companionship and community. Many seniors live alone, have no local family to assist them, widowed, have medical troubles or suffer from depression. They are not alone! Senior ministry reaches out to those in need and offer them opportunities to feel part of our church family.

Most of all, Urbana First Methodist Senior Ministry hosts events and activities that appeal to a wide variety of people. Whether you just want to meet people over a cup of coffee, attend a potluck dinner or take a day trip out of town, Urbana First has an activity for you. God cares for people in different ways, so we offer different options from which to choose.

Regular Activities

Senior Soup Luncheon

Urbana First UMC Senior Ministry invites you and any guest to the Weekly Senior Breakfast. The breakfast is every Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Atherton Parlor. Come enjoy lunch and fellowship!

Seniors Breakfast | Various Locations

Urbana First UMC Senior Ministry invites you and any guest to the monthly Senior Breakfast. The breakfast is on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM in various locations. Come enjoy breakfast and fellowship!

Retiree Retreat

Join Vinny and Emily at their farmhouse in the country for a time of fellowship and fun. Please bring one refreshment or snack for all to share. Dates:

Feb, 1st, March 1st, April 5th, and May 3rd (the first Friday of each month up to May) Time: 9:00-10:30am. Email Vinny for directions:

Friday Game Night | Fellowship Hall (TBA)

Join the Senior’s group for a fun evening of games on the third Friday of each month. We play 10 point Pitch, and/or board games, and it’s always a great evening of fun and fellowship. We start at 7:00 p.m. and play until 9:00 p.m. Bring a snack and join us!


Special Events

Visit the church calendar for our full schedule. Activities and events vary from month to month; some are seasonal.  Sign up below to receive regular updates.

Receive Senior Updates 



  • Sign up to receive regular Senior updates here
  • subscribe to Chapel Hill’s weekly email newsletter
  • Pick up our Sunday Bulletin for ,”This Week “Upcoming Events” at Urbana First, for upcoming events.