Age is Just a Number for Wesleyan Adventurers

The Wesleyan Adventurers Adult Ministry is all about fun and fellowship — and for this 2,800-member group of FUMCFW adults age 55 and up, the sky is the limit. Plus, they’ll be quick to tell you that if you think this means you have to be old to join their fun, think again. This group bridges a whole generation of men and women who are young at heart and act anything but their age.

Rev. Phyllis Barren describes the adults in this ministry as fun-loving, energetic, and full of life. “They are adventurous, so truly their name fits them,” Phyllis says. “They want to go and do and be active.” Not only do they seek new adventures; they are also looking for new adventurers to join them. “It’s a very inclusive group and everybody’s welcome,” Phyllis points out. “You don’t have to be married — or ‘old’ — you can be single, divorced, widowed, married, or whatever. Wesleyan Adventurers is a group for everyone!”

Glenda Maynard, who is new to Wesleyan Adventurers, agrees and adds that there’s something for everyone. “It appealed to me because I love to travel,” Glenda recalls. “This is a great group to travel with, so what better place to do that.” Wayne Maddox encourages others to join the group for fun, fellowship, and interesting outings. And Carol Harrell boils it down even more: “Because we’re fun.” From games to dinner to retreats and much more, these adventure seekers are always on the move — and looking to include anyone interested in having fun and connecting with others in our faith community over a wide array of activities and events. Here is what they have coming up soon:

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Night at the Baseball Game

Friday, April 29
6:30 pm | Lupton Stadium | Sold out

The Wesleyan Adventurers will be in a league of their own at the TCU vs. Texas Tech baseball game. If you purchased a ticket before the game sold out, join them for a fun night out (and maybe a little bit of rivalry) at the ballpark. Pre-game music begins at 5:30 pm, and the game begins at 6:30 pm. The group will sit together in the First Base Party Porch section. For more information, contact Ann Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323. Free parking is available at TCU.

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Monday, May 9
9:00 am shotgun start | Pecan Valley Golf Course
$40 per person | Includes green fee, cart, and lunch | Payable at tournament
Registration required

The Wesleyan Adventurers will team up to tee off the annual FUMCFW Spring Golf Tournament, an annual tradition initiated 20 years ago by Mr. Ed Petrushka. The tournament is a Florida Scramble and is open to everyone — men, women, and guests! To register, contact Tournament Director Wayne Maddox (waymad@juno.com) at 817/560-7323. Please include your handicap or probable score, who you would like to be teamed with or your preferred foursome, or we can assign you to a team.

Wesleyan Adventurers Chandor Gardens_HSDay Trip to Chandor Gardens

Tuesday, May 24
9:00 am – 2:00 pm | Bus leaves from FUMCFW parking lot
Chandor Gardens | Weatherford, TX | $30
Registration required

The Wesleyan Adventurers will stop and smell the roses during a visit to Chandor Gardens, located in Weatherford’s Historic District. The picturesque setting captures both the ornate design of ancient Chinese architecture and the elegance of a formal English garden. The 3.5-acre estate leads its visitors on a meandering path of beauty and wonderment. From the 30-foot man-made waterfall, to the various soothing fountains, the gardens have something new and exciting to offer at every turn. The group will depart the FUMCFW parking lot by coach at 9:00 am, visit the gardens, and have lunch before returning to the church at approximately 2:00 pm. To register, contact Marianne Wilson (mwilson@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5071.

And coming this fall, the Wesleyan Adventurers will hit the road for a group trip. On their last retreat, they went to Branson, Missouri, and made many lasting friendships and memories. Another favorite recent destination was Fredericksburg. Phyllis says that one of the biggest highlights of these trips is seeing how each adventure brings together so many different people. “Our trip to Branson connected about five different Sunday School classes,” she remembers. “A lot of people didn’t even know each other prior to that trip.” Case in point, the Branson retreat was Glenda’s first big trip with the group. “That was fabulous, and it’s going to be hard to beat,” she declares. The adventurers have narrowed down their choices for their next big retreat to either Jefferson in Texas or Eureka Springs in Arkansas, and they are excited for another trip to remember.

Want to join in? You can pick and choose what interests you the most. For instance, Glenda may not be as interested in baseball or golf, but she is really looking forward to Chandor Gardens and the fall trip. And regardless of the escapade, the Wesleyan Adventurers guarantee a discovery of friendship and faith on their many adventures together. For more information, contact Rev. Phyllis Barren (pbarren@myfumc.org) at 817/339-5082.

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