The Gathering Place
Mission Statement: To provide respite relief for the Caregiver of patients with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s and to create a Christian environment for the needs of our friends.
Meeting every 3rd Wednesday of the month
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Rooms M110-112 in the Ministry Activity Center
Photo Album: A Day at The Gathering Place
What is “The Gathering Place”? The Gathering Place is a partnership of Cypress United Methodist Church Senior Ministries and Interfaith Care Partners providing a program of respite care to caregivers while providing fellowship to their care partners. Care partners participate in a variety of activities to stimulate the minds, socialize with new friends and fellowship with all. Caregivers may use this time for respite or may choose to participate in the programmed activities with their care partner.
Typical Meeting Structure:
- Music and Singing
- Arts and Crafts Project
- Discussion of the meeting's theme
- Light Lunch
How can you become a participant of “The Gathering Place”? Call 281-469-0730 to arrange an interview and/or visit with a program coordinator (Marilyn Fortenberry) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. After the necessary information is received, and reviewed, the care-giver and care partner are invited to attend “The Gathering Place” together for their first meeting.
April 19, Take Me Out ot the Ballgame
Kicking off with the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and devotion, we had a great start as we moved into the day's activities all focused on music and games.
Our first game to start the day off was using our "Question Ball". As each friend caught the ball a question was chosen by where their hand landed on the ball. Can you name characters in "The Wizard of Oz"?
As we finished up with the question ball, Jim Conners arrived to entertain us with fun music and interaction. The Wee Wuns Bridge Class joined us as well. It is always a blessing to have the young ones with their joyful smiles and unbounded energy.
Lunch time rolled around where we had Hamburger and fries, watermelon and lemonade to wash it down.
We saved the big event for last. Yes, we had a rambunctious game of baseball between the Astros and the Rangers. We didn't have to hit the ball with a bat or run the bases, but it was fun just the same. We rolled the dice to see if our time "at bat" got us on base or possibly banged out a home run. The Astros beat out the Rangers, but both teams had a good time.
It was yet another great day of fun and fellowship with friends.
Get ready for the next party on May 17. We will make the day around an Ark Encounter. Yes, that is the one and only Noah's Ark.
The Gathering Place is by reservation only so if you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia and are interested in having them take part, please call the church office at 281-469-0730 to schedule a pre-interview appointment with Marilyn Fortenberry. Hoping to see you there!
March 2017 - Rodeo Day
Feburary 2017 - President's Day
January 2017 - Chinese New Year
October 2016 - Pumpkins Everywhere
September 2016 - Homecoming
August 2016 - Olympics
July 2016 - Play Ball
June 2016 - Let's Go Fly a Kite
May 2016 - Derby Days
March 2016 - Luck of the Irish
February 2016 - Mardi Gras Adventure
January 2016 - Winter Wonderland
December 2015 - Happy Birthday Jesus
November 2015 - Thanksgiving and Blessings
October 2015 - Happy Fall Y'all
September 2015 - School Days
August 2015 - Game Day
July 2015 - Under the Big Top
May 2015 - May Flowers
March 2015 - Mardi Gras!
February 2015 - Valentine's Love
January 2015 - Let it Snow
December 2014 - A Jolly Holly Christmas
November 2014 - Abundant Blessing
October 2014 - Pumpkin Adventures
September 2014 - The Nifty Fifties and Swinging Sixties
August 2014 - Last Summer Cruise
July 2014 - Summer Fun
April 2014 - Rodeo
March 2014 - Spring Time
February 2014 - Love
January 2014 - Super Bowl
December 2013 - Christmas
Thanksgiving 2013 - Thanksgiving Blessings
October 2013 - Fall Festival
September 2013 - Fun and Gamesn
August 2013 - Football Season
July 2013 - Beach Party
June 2013 - Off to the Races
May 2013 - Spring Flowers
April 2013 - Take Me Out to the Ballgame
March 2013 - Happy Birthday
February 2013 - Rodeo Day