The Golden Friends host a wide array of organized activities throughout the year. These activities are filled with good food, great fellowship, lots of talking, times of giving to the community, and thanking God for our rich and varied lives.
Golden Friend meetings are on the third Friday of the month at 10 AM, September through May. They typically take summers off and the first meeting in September is used to plan activities for the coming year.
Some of the events and activities take place at Grace Center and others take them out and about. Activites have included
- Potluck lunches with entertainment
- Trips to the St. Paul Conservatory and Silverwood Park
- A day trip to Munsinger Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud
- Pine Tree Orchard visit
- Christmas concerts
Golden Friends also gathers together to give of their time and talents. Service projects have included working at Feed My Starving Children and donating and assembling gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Golden Friends events for 2018:
January 19 – Bowling at Elsie’s for those who want and watching for those who don’t from 10 to noon and than lunch.
February 24 – Serving the Community Dinner. We will be serving Pastor Emmy’s Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie.
March 16 – Feed My Starving Children. We leave GC by car pool and when we are done lunch at Perkins on University Av NE.
April 20 – Como Conservatory and Zoo – car pool to get there by 10 am and than we all head to their cafeteria for lunch at 11:30.
May 18 – Bingo with potluck.
For more information on upcoming events, please call the church office or contact Grace Center member Kathy Schadendorf.