Adult Life Ministries offers several activities to provide educational, social, and cultural growth. Included in these weekly offerings are the following:
Currently, adults have opportunities to learn Spanish, French, and Italian. Other languages may be offered as volunteers come forward to teach. Language classes meet once a week for one-two hours. Teachers use various methods for teaching that provide a relaxed and interest-stimulating environment.
Adults are given an opportunity to explore their interest and talent for art within a relaxed and affirming environment. Students learn how to notice shapes, shadows, and dimensions as they use pencils and/or paints to create a two-dimensional picture of three-dimensional objects. Given the freedom to be creative, the students frequently produce masterpiences they proudly exhibit.
Bridge players consist of dedicated card players who have opportunity to play Bridge here at either the intermediate or advanced level.
This is a group of fun loving folks who meet to play various card and domino games, as well as, mah jongg and other board games.
All seniors are welcome to join the Young at Heart who meet on a Sunday afternoon once a month except during July and August. During their meetings the Young at Heart either have a potluck dinner or shared snacks. A program may consist of a talk, a musical performance, a skit, or whatever else may become available. Door prizes are drawn at every meeting.
Sugar Sticks is a group of ukulele players who enjoy singing together and entertaining groups, mainly senior citizens who enjoy sing-alongs with familiar songs. Changing props and theme-inspired head-pieces along with sprinkling a bit of humor throughout the performance, the Sugar Sticks always provide a fun-filled program.
This group meets once a week for lively conversation as they work on individual projects of knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or whatever else they bring.
St. Vincent de Paul Church takes advantage of the free bus service provided by Harris County for seniors who are 50+ to visit places within a 200-mile radius. Buses have to be requested for three months in advance and the county requires a minimum attendance of 15 people.
Over the years such trips have brought our seniors on day trips to San Antonio, Austin, Beaumont, Orange, Waco, College Station, and many other places inside the Houston metropolitan area as well as outside. Sites are chosen because of their unique historical, architectural, or artistic values.