A vibrant group of adults 55+ Some of our activities include monthly lunch meetings with speakers and entertainers, concerts, boat rides on the local lakes and picking strawberries for local Food Pantries. Messiah members and friends are welcome at all events. Read our newsletter for information on upcoming events: SAM Summer Newsletter 2017


SAM Can!

This is a new activity we will be starting in the fall. I sometimes see the “M” in SAM also standing for Mission. Once a month SAM members will gather to “give back” to the community. How will this happen? It all starts with you! We need your ideas for service projects where you will be the leader for the activity. If you have an idea for September 2017 and are ready to lead, submit your idea in writing.

With you, SAM Can!

Join SAM for a Fall Walk Thursday, September 28 Get to know pretty Warner Park in Madison on an approximately 2 hour walk with Walt & Barb Herrod. Our 1.5 miles of trails are partly open, partly shaded, with generally good footing on mowed and paved pathways. No hills, but some slight inclines. There are benches here and there where you can rest. Wear comfortable sneakers or shoes. Restrooms are located near where we’ll park, with no others along the route. Trip is limited to 16 participants. Carpools leave from Messiah at 9:00 am.

Register with the Herrods by phone: 608-318-2129, or email

Monthly Luncheons Are the Last Wednesday August Through May

Senior Adult Ministry meets at 12:00 pm in the Social Hall. Our featured speakers will be announced in our newsletter, and in the Column. Please bring your table service and a dish to pass.

Mike “Jocko” Jacques, Sports Director at Channel 15 in Madison, will kick off the SAM series of Wednesday lunches and programs with a special tailgate edition on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Kick-off is set for noon. The grills will be going so plan your potluck dish for a tailgate. Wear your red and white or green and gold.


Keith Schlesinger, Coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry – Email Keith