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.


Orlando Philharmonic Home for the Holidays

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2:00pm, Bob Carr Theatre

 Celebrate the coming of Christmas with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and our Church family.  Please join us for the ever-popular Home for the Holidays concert on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2pm in the Bob Carr Theatre.  The Orlando Phil will be joined by the Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, the Central Florida Community Arts Chorus, and the Holiday Singers (a.k.a. Disney’s Liberty Singers.)  Get ready to sing with the stars under the baton of Maestro George Schram.

Our wonderful Mary Palmer has arranged a limited number of ticket at $25.00. Student tickets (under 18 or with college I.D.) are just $17.50. So bring your family. Call the OPO ticket office at 407-770-0071 by Nov. 22 to make your reservation; please indicate that you are with Mary Palmer’s group in order to receive our special discounted ticket price.

Look for future notices for transportation options to the Bob Carr.

Daddy Long Legs Winter Park Playhouse

If you ordered tickets for the Winter Park Playhouse production of Daddy Long Legs on Nov. 16th, your tickets have arrived in the church office. Come by the church office to pick them up. Or contact Crystal Bernard at or 407-644-2906 x274 to make other arrangements to get your tickets  Showtime is 7:30 pm.

There are two unsold tickets remaining.  Contact Crystal if you are interested.

Don’t forget to join us for dinner at BurgerFi on Park Ave. before the show at 6:00pm.

Thursday Night Dinner!

Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:00pm, BurgerFi, 538 S. Park Ave, Winter Park

Come join Act II for an evening of great food and fellowship for Thursday night dinner, at arguably the best hamburger place in Winter Park.  Hopefully it will be a nice evening to sit outside.  No reservation necessary. Just show up and enjoy the evening. 

If you have tickets to the “Daddy Long Legs” at the Winter Park Playhouse that night, please join us beforehand. The musical starts at 7:30pm.  Sorry, the musical is sold out, and we sold all of our 18 tickets. 

Thanksgiving Senior Adult Luncheon

Sunday, Nov. 19th,  noon, MFLC Gym (Free)

Come and be blessed as you enjoy this special feast, hosted by the Student Ministry of our church.  This is an annual event that has always been a wonderful and joyful experience with plenty of great food. And one of the times where you don’t mind being called a senior adult, because you get a free lunch.

Please register at Thanksgiving Luncheon.


Cyber-Senior Program

Saturdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 28, 10:00am-12:00pm, MFLC 313

Need help with your cell phone, tablet, or laptop? The Volunteers for Community Impact (VCI) organization is sponsoring a FREE event for older adults to receive one-on-one help to navigate their technical devices. Sign ups are on a first come, first serve basis and seating is limited. Please bring your own portable device.

Contact: Delilah McKay at 407-298-4180 x108 or

Mindful Living

Mindfulness is a stress-reducing practice and a way of being that’s creating a huge buzz around our increasingly 

fast-paced world. Through the graciousness of a grant from the Florida Annual Conference of the UMC, this church is sponsoring a Mindful Living Initiative, a way to practice Mindfulness and the Ministry of Presence.  

It allows us an opportunity to be still, so we can quiet our bodies, and clear our minds.  Through calming mindful practices which include physical movement, Biblical meditation, guided relaxation and other centering practices. To see a line-up of what is being offered at the church go to Mindful Living

Psalm 46:10 – Be Still, and Know I am God

Service Opportunities

Sharing Christmas

Through Sunday, Dec. 3, Courtyard

Share in the joy of Christmas and provide gifts for families in need. We are pleased to partner with Women of Hope and UP Orlando to help provide toys and gifts for their Christmas Mall. The instructions are simple and easy. Take home a bag from the courtyard on Sunday and fill it with donations for a child (infant-15yrs). At the request of UP Orlando, please NO clothing or books. Return your bag of UNWRAPPED gifts to the same location by Dec. 3.

Contact: Crystal Bernard at (if you prefer to donate cash or gift cards)

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Coffee Fellowship

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.

Next scheduled workshop is Thursday, Oct. 12. 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:



Act II Book Club

Tuesday, Nov. 28,  7:00pm, MFLC 2nd Floor Resource Center

This month’s discussion will be from the book “The Innocents Abroad” by Mark Twain.  This is a travel book which humorously chronicles an excursion to Europe and the Holy Land on board a chartered vessel.  It was the best-selling of Twain’s works during his lifetime as well as one of the best-selling travel books of all time. All are welcome.


Recurring Fellowship

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Friday, Nov. 3, 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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