Act II (55+)


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Act II Community Group for all

Act II is a pathway for couples and singles to gather together in faith. There are many opportunities for fun, fellowship, and growth in this wonderful and unique stage of life.  Whether you are still working full-time, transitioning, or retired, through Act II events and service opportunities you will enjoy sharing experiences with others as you maneuver through these years.  You can be as involved as you wish; there is a place for you in this Ministry.  Please join us, energized, excited, and engaged in life.  You will surely find that this is an amazing way for you to continue to meet the God who loves you and some people who will love to meet you too.

Act II Singles

We are excited about our Act II Singles Ministry formed for those who are interested in even more activities.  Singles events will vary throughout the year and a special Team will plan and coordinate the gatherings.  The good news is that singles can join in on the fun with every Act II event.  The Singles group provides a great opportunity for Christian community, fellowship, and support.  Jump in and get involved.  You’ll be greeted with warmth and introduced to some wonderful folks!

For ALL Act II events/classes, contact: Rev. Gary Rideout, or 407-644-2906, ext. 223.




Thursday Night Dinner!

Thursday, June 22, 6:00pm, Swine & Sons

Come join Act II for an evening of great Italian food and fellowship. No reservation necessary. Just show up!

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 Aug. 7­-10, Lake Junaluska, NC

Last year was the first time a group from ActII attended this inspiring and relaxing conference amidst the scenic mountains in North Carolina. Plan to join us this year. For more information go to Festival of Wisdom and Grace, or contact Rev. Gary Rideout at


Winter Park Playhouse

 Thursday, July 11, 7:00pm, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C,  Winter Park

 ” Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein”

Act II has made special arrangements with the WP Playhouse to see a specially-priced preview of this beautiful musical revue celebrating the giants of musical theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. This revue will feature 34 well-loved songs from Broadway classics including Carousel, Cinderella, The King and I, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, and more.

The Playhouse has reserved a block of 12 seats for the Act II group.  If you would like one or more of these tickets, contact Gary Rideout at  Once these 12 are sold, then you will need to call the ticket office on your own to purchase tickets (407-645-0145).  Tickets will sell fast. Deadline to get one of the reserved seats is June 26. 

Service Opportunities

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The Hospitality Ministry is in need of new team members to fill some open spots on our Coffee Fellowship team.The times we are in need of is the 11:00 time slot on the 1st, 2nd , 3rd and any 5th Sunday. This would entail breakdown and transport of coffee fellowship from the courtyard to the kitchen, rinsing coffee carafes, putting away any items used during coffee fellowship and using the dishwasher to wash the trays used for snacks.This takes about 30 minutes if done by two people, or you can form teams to do it even quicker. Please consider helping this team serve God by Serving Others! If interested contact Randy Parsons at or at 4076442906×240.

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1st Thursday of every month, 1:30pm

Becky’s Beads Ministry has found a wonderful workshop home at the Oaks Apartments!  Ten residents were trained last month. Going forward, our regular monthly workshops will be held at the Oaks on the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 in the afternoon.  Please join us for this rewarding experience.

Contact: Patricia Orr at


Food Distribution, Tuskawilla UMC

4th Friday of the month, 1­:00-5:00pm, 3925 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry

You can help local families fill their buggies with items that are in stock that particular day. Contact: Anita Williams if you would like to help:


South Street Ministry

South Street Ministry is looking for volunteer mentors to work with children on homework and additional academic assignment Monday thru Thursday, with Fridays offering art, music, drama and dance, chess and other activities as a reward for working hard during the week. MAP provides bus transportation from school to South Street Ministry, where children enjoy a snack, recreational time, homework assistance, and additional academic work geared specifically to each student.

Contact: to connect with MAP.


Refugee Youth Program

The Refugee Youth Program is looking for volunteers. Refugee youth need assistance with learning English, understanding homework assignments and making sense of a new culture ­ but most of all they need a mentor and a friend. This program, organized by the Catholic Charities of Central Florida, has reached out to churches in our community to see if anyone has a heart to serve in this ministry. If interested, email Jacob Miller at


Act II Book Club

Tuesday, June 27, 7:00pm, MFLC Resource Center

This month’s discussion will be on The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The book is a thoughtful journey of how to achieve lasting happiness in a changing world. The renowned authors  focus on the nature of true joy, the obstacles to joy and eight pillars of a joyous life including humility, humor, forgiveness and acceptance. Please join us for a time of fellowship and sharing about our own journeys.



Recurring Fellowship

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Friday, July 7, 9:45am, at The Canopy Cafe (240 N Pennsylvania Ave in Winter Park)

We are heading back to The Canopy Cafe for our First Friday Breakfast. Great place for breakfast, sitting out on the patio with the cool breeze and great fellowship. No reservation necessary.


Ukulele Club

Wednesdays, 4:00pm, Parlor

Join the “Joy Uke” Club, a group from Act II who have found how fun and easy it is to play the ukulele. No experience necessary. The group meets on Wednesdays at 4pm in the church parlor. For more information contact Rev. Gary Rideout at

Super Senior Thursdays (SST) Weekly Fellowship

10:00am-1:00pm, Wesleyan 236
Enjoy lunch, fellowship and a program.
Cost: $6
Reservations: 407-644-2906 (by Tues. noon)

Joy Sunday School Class

9:45-10:45am, Matthias Family Life Center 316
The JOY class warmly welcomes singles and couples, generally over the age of 50. Classes are Bible-based and consistent with United Methodist Doctrine. The focus is on Scripture as we study and discuss ways the teachings of Jesus apply to our personal and spiritual lives and the world in which we live.   When you enter our classroom you will hear the sounds of laughter and the buzz of conversation.   Come and join us – you’ll be glad you did!

The Forum Sunday School Class

9:45-10:45am, Matthias Family Life Center 305
This group—mostly 60 and up—addresses a broad range of topics from a contemporary Christian perspective, as participants grow spiritually and in relationship with each other and God. Sometimes the class is led by members and other times an outside presenter is invited to address the group. Whether the Forum engages in a month-long series or a single-topic session, attendees can always expect meaningful discussions, diverse points of view, and open sharing of beliefs and opinions.


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