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, Sept. 28, 10:00am-12:00pm, Fellowship Hall

Dr. Richard Konsens, orthopedic surgeon with Jewett Othopedic Center, will discuss knee disorders and treatments including arthroscopic and traditional knee replacement. Fellowship at 10:30 and presentation 11:00 – 12:00. This is sponsored by Act II ministries but all ages are welcome.

Lunch is available for $6. Please reserve a lunch at Wellness Initiative

Thursday Night Dinner!

Sept. 21, 6:00pm, Jimmy Hula’s, 2522 Aloma Ave, Winter Park

Come join Act II for an evening of great food and fellowship at one of our favorite places for Thursday night dinner. No reservation necessary. Just show up and enjoy the evening.

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

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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:

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, Sept. 26,  7:00pm, MFLC 2nd Floor Resource Center

This month’s discussion will be on You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie.  This book is a memoir of Alexie’s life as an indigenous American with ancestry from several tribes.  The novel is a reflection on his experiences living on and leaving the Spokane Indian Reservation and his conflicting relationship with his mother. 

Coming up in October
The Alphabet of Grace by Frederick Buechner

Wednesday Lunch Study

Sept. 13 – Oct. 11, 11:45am-1:00pm, MFLC 313

Cecily Crossman-Runyan is back to lead another one of her inspiring book studies. The book being discussed is “The Cultivated Life:From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy” by Susan S. Phillips.  How can a Christian live out their faith yet avoid the temptation to live life as spectators of the chaos that plays on around us?  

To register for the class go to Wed Lunch Study.  A lunch will be reserved if you request it.  Lunch is $6.


Recurring Fellowship

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Note: This Sept. we will have our breakfast on the second friday of the month.

Friday, Sept. 8, 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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