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.



Wellness Initiative

Thursday, Mar. 16, Fellowship Hallunnamed-2, Lunch: 11:30am, Presentation: noon – 1pm

“Minimizing Risks and Stress of Medications” 

Learn more about your medications from Dr. Kimberly Hicks, pharmacist. How do we receive the blessings but minimize the risks and headaches of medications?

Lunch is $6 donation payable at door.

Register Here

Thursday Night Dinner unnamed-4

Thursday, Mar. 23 6pm, Olea Mezza Grill, 400 S. Orlando Ave.  Maitland (on 17/92 just south of Horatio Ave.)

Come join Act II for an evening of fresh natural Greek food. No reservation necessary. Just show up!


Act II Book Club

Tuesday,  Mar. 28,  7:00pm, MFLC 2nd Floor Resource Centerunnamed-5

The featured book this month is “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” by Peter Scazzero,  a powerful discussion of being spiritually mature through emotional development as well.  Pastor David has referenced this book in the last sermon series.  Please join us for the discussion and practical application of the principles we learn. All are welcome


New Act II Program “Hot Topics”

2017 will usher in a new bold direction for Act II with the “Hot Topics” initiative. These events will be information sessions, presentations, and discussions of issues that we don’t like to think about or may be so controversial that we avoid the subject. The Act II Study team, led by Mary Palmer has put together a schedule for this new program as together we seek to make our world and our lives reflect the image of God. The program began unofficially with the hosting at our church of author Tony Campolo on Oct. 20th as he challenged us to be the church and Christ into a world that is filled with injustice and social concerns.

Here is the tentative lineup for 2017 for Hot Topics:

What Matters at the End, Dealing with End-of-Life Issues

Three separate programs will be geared toward looking at concerns of how we choose to live our last half of our lives. They are (dates and times are tentative):

  • Our Muslim Neighborsunnamed-3

    Thursday, Mar. 30, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall

    Come to meet some of our Muslim neighbors and get a better understanding of the Muslim community. Facilitated by Lee Cross. Please register at Our Muslim Neighbors to attend and indicate whether you would like to reserve a lunch. Lunch will be by donation at the door.

  • The Conversation Project

    Sunday, Apr. 30, 12:15-1:30pmunnamed-6

    One of the most significant conversations you can have with your family is the question of how you or your loved ones would want their life to look like in the their last years or months.  It is the greatest gift that you can give to your family, to relieve them of stress, tension, and conflicts. But very few have had this conversation. For we know it is a difficult discussion to have. But it is better to do so while there is time and everyone is healthy. This event is intended to teach you how to “break the ice” to begin this discussion of end-of-life issues in a loving, caring, and non-threatening way. You may want to invite family members as it will be worthy of their attention as well.

    Look for the upcoming link to make reservations. A luncheon will be provided. Just make sure you put this on your calendar.

Service Opportunities

Bicycle Blessings

Saturday, Mar. 11, 8:30 – 11:00am, South Street Ministry, 2113 South Street (back parking lot)

Come help make a difference for many in our community. Plan to join us – no experience needed!


Becky’s BeadsIMG_1112

Monthly on the First Monday, 11:00am-12:30pm

Attention any women interested in making prayer beads at home, please contact Patricia Orr at  Becky’s prayer beads have been a tremendous help as comforting gifts which our ministers can bring to the sick or hospitalized members of our church. Training and supplies will be available on the first Monday of each month 11:00am to 12:30pm at the church. There will no longer be a monthly workshop on the second Thursday.


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:


Coming soon…


Recurring Fellowship

First Friday Breakfastsunnamed-1

Friday, March, 8:45am, 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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