55+ Club - 55+ Club is a Christian fellowship/service group of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of, by and for seniors of the congregation and community. Since 1985, this group has grown to as many as 160 people attending the monthly luncheon meetings. Active members include those of Good Shepherd Lutheran as well as a large number from other denominations and some un-churched people.
The monthly luncheon meetings occur on the first Tuesday of each month, except for July, and feature a catered hot meal and a variety of speakers and programs - inspirational, musical, humorous, informational, cultural, etc. A board of trustees directs the planning of activities. A monthly newsletter keeps everyone informed of coming events. (Click here to be connected to the monthly newsletter.)
Besides the fellowship of the luncheon meeting, 55+ provides several outlets for the members to serve - collection of prescription vials for Matthew 25 Ministries, collection of toys at Christmas for several service organizations and support of a local food bank (N.E.E.D.S.). Special interest groups are the Crafters and the Fun Bunch (card and board game players). Some travel opportunities are also provided - La Comedia for dinner theater performances, river cruses and other day trips.