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August 27, 2019 chadsummers Blog

Health and Wellness Event
Thursday March 12

You’re invited—and so are your friends and neighbors—to attend the second annual Health & Wellness Event at FBCT Thursday, March 12, 2:00-7:00pm.  Doctors and other medical professionals will be on hand to address concerns frequent in SAM-age people and to discuss ways of treating or preventing common health problems. Vendors, including home health care agencies, caregiver assistance, orthopedics, cardiology, small medical equipment repair, massage therapy and others will also be there to provide information on their products or services.

“This event is being sponsored by our seasoned adult ministry, but it covers concerns common at several stages of life,” said Gail Stewart, “Know” leader for the SAM team. “So caregivers, family members and other guests are welcome.”

Doors will open at 2:00pm to give visitors time to review schedules, find locations and visit vendors before programs begin. There is no admission charge.

Speakers, beginning program times and subjects include:


Dr. Robert W. Nesbitt and Wendy Anger, RN – Pain Management (Fellowship Hall)
 Dr. Liliya Slutsker – Weight Management (D142)
 Dr. Thomas Ozbirn – Dealing With Kidney Disease (D143)
 Cindy Freeman, RN – Healthy Options To Manage Type 2 Diabetes (Gym Lobby)


 Drs. Holly Broyles, Matthew Fort, and David Walters – Audiology & ENT (Fellowship Hall)
 Dr. H. Randall Griffith  Understanding and Diagnosing Memory Issues (D143)
 Dr. Jeremy Rogers  Am I Having A Stroke? (D142)
 Cindy Freeman, RN – Healthy Options To Manage Type 2 Diabetes (Gym Lobby)


 Dr. Jason Thompson – The Latest In Cardiology (Fellowship Hall)
 Shawn Barnes, CSA – Recognizing Caregiver Burnout (D143)
 Beverly Vickery, RN – Understanding The Coronavirus (D142)


 Dr. Jeffrey Davis – Orthopedic Surgery (Fellowship Hall)
 Dr. David Franco – Sleep Disorders (D142)

In addition to health care providers and exhibitors being on-hand to address your questions, you’ll also enjoy taking advantage of door prizes from 16 area shops and restaurants!

For more information contact: Gail Stewart at

Sunday Dinner Stroll On Tap
at Stone Bridge Farms

Don’t beware the ides of March! Enjoy them.

SAM members will travel to Cullman Sunday, March 15, to enjoy the lovingly landscaped atmosphere of Stone Bridge Farms near Cullman. Visitors will stroll awhile, sing favorite hymns together, and enjoy a delicious buffet meal. Stone Bridge Farms is owned and operated by fourth-generation descendants of the Rev. and Mrs. V. L. Foust. Now a popular wedding and special-event venue, Stone Bridge will offer SAM members the pleasure of an almost-spring Sunday afternoon. Cost is $30, which covers a generous buffet meal, bus transportation and your admission to Stone Bridge. You can buy Sunday Stroll tickets at the FBCT event center, at the reception desk and online.

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Comedian Mickey Bell

Pastor-comedian Mickey Bell will be at FBCT Thursday, March 26, for the monthly SAM luncheon. A performer since age 10, Bell proves that you don’t have to use crude language to produce laughs. Bell just takes a look around our churches and our world in general to find plenty of comic material. Although he generates lots of laughs, he also brings a testimony of second chances and redemption that reaches audiences of all ages.

The monthly SAM luncheon will be in the gym, with the program beginning at 10:30. Tickets are $6 per person for fellowship, entertainment and a tasty lunch.


Coming Attractions

Trussville Christian Campers Fellowship
This group has booked space at Army Corps of Engineers’ Gunter Hill site on the Alabama River near Montgomery for March 21-March 28. Campers choose which days they want to stay. For further information, contact Betty Stovall (205/527-2003) or Eddie Stovall (205/616-9807).

Leland Dockery Tribute Cruise-in
There’ll be more about this Saturday, April 4 car show with a purpose later on in this website and in other SAM media. In the meantime, the tribute to the late Leland Dockery is now open to those who want to show off their prized vehicles. Participants can sign up online here, or at the Cruise In registration table set up in the Gathering Space, at the entrance nearest the fountain.

For more info contact:
John Patterson:  •  205-337-5418
Bob Smith:  •  205-767-9609

Lake Yale Senior Conference

Many SAM members enjoyed last year’s conference in Lake Yale, FL.  Registration for the 2020 conference, scheduled for April 5-8, opens March 1.  Specifics aren’t available yet, but costs will be about $320. There’s a limit of 30, so we expect spaces to go fast!

Reistration Now Open For
Toccoa Spring Retreat

“Homecoming in the Mountains” will be April 27-29  in Toccoa, Ga., Per person cost is $185. A a deposit of $50 is required for each participant. You can register now at the FBCT event center.  Registration is limited to 30 people.

Seasoned Adult
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March At A Glance

New Men's Bible Study
Mondays  •  8:00am
Studying the Gospel of John
Led by Henry Ward

Joyful Hearts Singers
Thursdays, March 5 & 19 • 10:30am
A light lunch will follow.

Health & Wellness Event
Thursday, March 12 • 2-7pm
Medical professionals answer your questions!

Sunday Stroll & Hymn Sing
Sunday, March 15 • 2:00pm • $30
At Stone Bridge Farms in Cullman

6:11 Men’s Breakfast Gathering
Thursday, March 19 • 6:11am
Come hungry, and bring a friend!

Women’s Precept Bible Study
Wednesdays • 6:00pm
Studying the Gospel of John
Led by Denise Dockery

Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group
Tuesday, March 24
6:30pm  •  D139
For caregivers of aging loved ones.

SAM Luncheon
Thursday, March 26
10:30am  •  Gym  •  $6
Featuring comedian/pastor, Mickey Bell.

SAM Small Group Classes
Find classes here